Rising tide on the south side

Moderator: Valentina (Tina) Ahedo
Panelist: Karen Menendez-Coller
Panelist: Ruben Anthony
Panelist: Alex Gee
Panelist: Jessica Cavazos
Panelist: Vanessa McDowell

This in-person session was filmed on Sept. 14 at Madison College’s Goodman South Campus

South Madison has long been held special in the hearts and minds of those who have had the good fortune to be raised in the area. As of late this good fortune is working its way outward, fueling the health and vibrancy of our metro area. Some of South Madison’s leaders who are galvanizing the redevelopment and investment in Madison’s south gateway talk about their vision for current projects and how these stand to transform our community.

Session sponsored by Madison College

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Is Wisconsin a climate change haven?

Sept. 15, 11:00 a.m.
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