Shelia Stubbs has represented District 77 in the Wisconsin State Assembly since April 2019. She is the first African American to represent Dane County in the Wisconsin State Legislature and she is the only African American to serve on the Dane County Board. Stubbs received bachelor's degrees from Tougaloo College in political science and Mount Senario College in criminal justice management. Stubbs also holds a master's degree in management from Cardinal Stritch University.
Masood Akhtar is founder of We Are Many - United Against Hate. In addition, he is founder and president Clean Tech Partners, Biorenewable Deployment Consortium, Biopulping International, and a leader of the local Muslim community. Akhtar has received recognition for his work against racism and hatred from Governor Tony Evers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and numerous law enforcement agencies.
Recommended reading list (courtesy of the Madison Public Library)
Asim, Jabari. We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival. New York: Picador, 2018.
DiAngelo, Robin J. White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 2018.
Eberhardt, Jennifer L. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. New York: Viking, 2019.
Eddo-Lodge, Reni. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race. London, UK: Bloomsbury Circus, 2017.
Fleming, Crystal Marie. How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide. Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 2018.
Kendi, Ibram X. How to be an Antiracist. New York: One World, 2019.
Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want to Talk About Race. New York: Seal Press, 2018.