September 3, 2020

Power 2 Change: Aaron Bailey

Aaron Bailey made the news earlier this summer, when he became the first Black councilperson in city of Manitowoc history.  He has a passion for social justice, and wants to provide young people with activities and guidance in his community.  Bailey admits it’s been an interesting transition to political leadership, and an adjustment to life in the public eye.  In this episode, Aaron Bailey tells us why he almost didn’t apply for the position and why the issue of representation made the difference.

Our conversation continues with the Power 2 Change series, speaking with Tracey Robertson of Oshkosh. 

After moving here with her daughter in 2011, they experience racism in a different way.  It led Tracey to create community conversations about race, and shortly after, a grassroots non-profit called FIT Oshkosh, that worked in education and social justice.  While the group dissolved earlier this year, Tracey Robertson continues facilitating change through independent consulting.

In this episode, we talk more about racial literacy and implicit bias.  

We continue our Power 2 Change series with Robin Tinnon.  Tinnon is the Executive Director of We All Rise-African American Resource Center, a local non-profit dedicated to connecting families with resources, education and support.

Tinnon has been a part of the Green Bay community since elementary school.  Shew was born to a teenage mother in Chicago, who wanted a better life for her children.  Tinnon explains why it’s important to have intention to make a more cohesive community.

We are continuing our Power 2 Change series with our conversation with Dr. Eddie Moore, Junior.  Moore is the founder of The Privilege Institute in Green Bay, which teaches people to recognize their own privilege and teaches them about diversity, power, and racism. 

Moore has his own unique story, with struggles that he believes made him stronger for race work.  He’s very honest about the path that almost led him astray, and the mission that he believes is his true calling.

WBAY-TV2 wants to advance the conversation about race in Northeast Wisconsin. Community members are sharing their stories about racism; how it looks and how it feels.  This is the Power 2 Change.  

As CEO of the Brown County United Way, Robyn Davis appeared on this podcast last year when we talked about her work in the non-profit sector. 

In this episode, Robyn Davis is talking about data; to advance the work of diversity, equity and inclusion.

We are continuing this Power 2 Change conversation with Alexandra Ritchie.  She works in the admissions office at UW-Green Bay.  She recently wrote a letter to colleagues about the ways higher education can impact students and achieve equity.

Ritchie also discusses personal choices she's making, because of her experience with racism. 

As a news organization we cover stories on racism and social justice—as a community leader WBAY-TV wants to provide information, education and a forum for people to talk about the issues. We are continuing our Power 2 changes series with this conversation with Pastor Charles Butler, along with his wife, Pastor Stacy Butler, who joins us for this interview.  They talk about the roles that faith leaders can have in healing racial issues.

Renita Robinson is a self-described ‘change agent’ who is serving as CEO of the Greater Green Bay YWCA.  For the last three decades, Robinson has worked as a teacher, in social work, written grants, and served as a leader for non-profit providers.  At the same time, she was raising two sons and found herself with deep concerns for their safety and for their futures.  Hear how Renita Robinson is leading the conversation about race in this Power 2 Change episode.

Harry Sydney is the founder of My Brother's Keeper, a non-profit male mentoring program, which began in 2003. He teaches men about living with integrity and respect.  Sydney is also a former NFL player and coach, who played his final season with the Green Bay Packers in 1992 before returning as a running backs coach. Sydney speaks candidly for Power 2 Change about his first memories of racism, and how he believes the conversation about race can begin.

Kate Hogan is a community member who believes in giving back.  She was born and raised in the Green Bay area and graduated from St. Norbert College.  Her parents raised their six children with service as just part of everyday life, a commitment that Kate continues today. 

In this episode, we talk about Hogan’s tenure with the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay including serving as president for the last two years.  She shares some of the unique programs that are carrying out the mission of the Women’s Fund through grants that empower women and inspire girls.

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