Cap Times reporters summoned some of Madison’s most creative minds and asked them a simple question: “What’s your bright idea for 2018?” We hope the ideas will give you inspiration for some bright ideas of your own as we turn toward 2018.
How do we repair the harm that has been done from years of Madison residents saying they don’t want hip-hop here, unless it is something that they deem “safe”?
Stories have the potential to create community where it didn’t exist before. Stories in concert with photographs of the storytellers have the power to affect meaningful change.
At a young age, I felt isolated, even more so as a biracial kid. I was “too smart” and “talked white.” But I was “ghetto” because I wore baggy clothes and listened to hip-hop music.
As one of only a few black comics in Madison, it became essential to provide better opportunities for myself, diverse comedians and local performers.
Hmong kids know that they’re different, but may not know why or how. Some have no grasp of the Hmong story, or what brought them to the U.S. in the first place. Their peers likely know even less.
We are human beings and a great LGBT+ Latino community. If organizations want to use us for data, it is very important that they form a relationship with us first.
We’ve spent a lot of time as a city talking about disparities among different racial groups, but many times those conversations don’t address Native peoples.
At workshops around the country, including one in Madison, mathematicians are joining with political scientists and lawyers to work on problems that mix all three fields.
Opening your doors to a charitable organization could make a huge difference in how they operate and allow them to have a larger impact on their cause.
Black communities are often exploited when it comes to research, without anything being reciprocated. So we wanted to work alongside and with communities, on their terms, to think about how to address issues here in Madison and issues affecting black communities broadly.
Senior adults, young adults and children can join together to clean apartments, teach people how to ride the bus, make dinners and babysit.
The use of psychoactive substances to transform consciousness goes back 6,000 or 7,000 years. The work on psilocybin is very rigid academically and scientifically with academic partners around the world.