After years of claiming space for Black women, founder Sabrina Madison is excited to claim a spot in downtown Madison, at 30 W. Mifflin St.
“There's a difference in what the data tells us, and what reality dictates to us, and if we deliver on what we said we would do with equity and justice,” said Zach Brandon, president of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. “If we don’t do these things, I don’t think recovery is guaranteed.”
As the coronavirus pandemic upends business-as-usual, two Madison organizations are supporting and connecting black women online.
“To me, Sabrina’s like our local celebrity,” said Ruby Clay, so when she was invited, “I was like, woah, me?”
“I got sick and tired of going into these work spaces where I was the only black person in the building,” Sabrina Madison said.
Parents and community leaders say the Madiosn School District needs to be held accountable for recent incidents involving racial slurs and an alleged assault of a middle school student by a staff member.
Sabrina Madison asked questions focused on what affects black women and families in the city.
On Saturday, Sabrina “Heymiss Progress” Madison will cut the ribbon to her fully decorated, ready-to-roll Progress Center for Black Women, but she's not ready to settle there. "I don’t know that there’s a finish line," she said.
The center has been a long time coming for local African-American women.
Sabrina Madison is collecting yoga mats and organizing free yoga classes this spring to give local African-American teens an avenue to self-care.
2017: Sabrina Madison launches the Progress Center for Black Women, garnering national media attention. She founds the Black Women’s Leadershi…