This event will be virtual over Zoom and Facebook Live!
We invite community members of the Monona and Madison area to join us for an afternoon with Michael Johnson, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Dane County to celebrate local Black History. As Michael emphasizes, "Sometimes we focus so much on slavery and the civil rights movement that we forget to share accomplishments achieved by African Americans in our own backyard."
Michael will share his documentary, "A History of Black Madison" developed in partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and Madison365, and The Capital Times, and will discuss three key figures of Black History in the area. Michael will also cover current topics regarding social justice and will provide tangible steps you can take to get involved and make a difference in your community, your workplace, and at home.
Not only will this program be an excellent resource for community members, but it will also serve as a fantastic professional development opportunity for local organizations and businesses. At the end of Michael's presentation and viewing of his documentary, there will be time for questions from registered participants via chat, moderated by library staff.
This event is brought to you by Beyond the Page: supporting Dane County public libraries by connecting and engaging our community through programs that celebrate our individual and collective human experiences. More information at: https://www.beyondthepage.info/
About Michael Johnson:
Michael is the President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County and led the agency on an amazing journey of change – transforming the organization from a local children’s charity to a change agent for children and families while driving high standards of excellence in financial transparency, community engagement and governance; all with the goal of making a significant, measurable impact in the lives of children and their families.
Michael earned a BA in Business Education from Chicago State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He also holds a certification in fundraising management from the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University, a certification in human resource management from Cornell University and an Advanced Leadership Certification from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.