This summer’s Fox Cities LIFE Study finds our population is growing, while racial diversity of the area is increasing — although slowly. The number of Black, Asian, Native American, multiracial and Hispanic people increased 57% over the past decade. And it is wonderful to see!
But much more important than the numbers are the people behind them and their stories. In this encore episode, we revisit the voice of Timber Smith, the City of Appleton’s diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator. We also sit down with Natalie Eilbert from the Green Bay Press-Gazette, and Duke Behnke from The Post-Crescent in Appleton about their series of reports, Home is Here: Stories Behind the Census. The series is part of a Journalism initiative called the New News Lab, a group of news organizations dedicated to preserving in-depth local reporting.
- ‘Home is here’: Northeast Wisconsin’s surge in diversity forged by opportunity, grit and inclusion -New News Lab partners
- Diverse cities, whiter suburbs, dying farms: 5 ways northeast Wisconsin has changed – New News Lab partners
- Census Quick Facts – Wisconsin
- NEW News Lab (Northeast Wisconsin News Lab)
- City of Appleton Diversity Resources Guide
- Appleton Area School DIstrict – Diversity Facebook page
- Appleton Schools: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- The KOSH Podcast
- Life Study
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