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Reshaping the World By, For and With People with Disabilities

By Stephenie Mlodzik, Disability Rights Advocate and member of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD), a day that promotes awareness of disability issues and the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. This year’s theme is “Fighting for rights in the […]

Celebrating and remembering Hmong American Day in the Fox Cities

Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Community Chords: Engagement through Music and Art is an exciting community project I lead as the Hmong Family Outreach Specialist with the Appleton Public Library. It celebrates Hmong American Day on May 14, a time to remember and honor Hmong people’s history, stories, and contributions in the […]

We need to move beyond discussion to action

Yesterday, Derek Chauvin, a former Minnesota police officer, was found guilty of all three counts against him in the murder of George Floyd, a Black man. Floyd’s death last May, the protests and rallies that followed, and the ensuing trial inspired discussion about anti-Black racism and criminal justice reform in our country. Through our Diversity, […]