The Unity Project in the News
National Coming Out Day celebrated in Fort
October 17, 2021
The first of three area National Coming Out Day celebrations was held Saturday, Oct. 16, on Fort Atkinson’s Main Street bridge.
Organized by the Unity Project of Fort Atkinson, the “Pride Party” took place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and drew an enthusiastic crowd.
Watertown Unity Project inspired by Fort Atkinson group
Attending a Fort Atkinson Unity Project protest earlier this year following the death of George Floyd, Watertown’s Trent Kangas was impressed by how protesters cooperated with local police to create a peaceful atmosphere in which people could air their concerns and express their support for those who have historically faced discrimination and violence.
Fort Fall Fiesta welcomes Spanish-only speakers to community
September 18, 2021
The Saturday event at Jones Park in Fort Atkinson was an effort to make the community feel more welcoming, particularly to Spanish-only speakers. Hosted by the group Unity Project, the fair had thirty vendors with family-friendly activities and resources on topics like vaccines and immigration.
Unity Project receives grant with assistance from FCCU
June 14, 2021
On behalf of the Unity Project, Fort Community Credit Union (FCCU) recently secured a grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago in the amount of $15,000 to provide direct support to those most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis as well as organizations that promote equity and opportunity for communities of color.
Unity Project donates books focusing on racial equity to school district
Unity Project School Partnership Committee Chairpersons Whitney Townsend and Jocelyn Vechinsky, in coordination with Scholastic Books, reviewed and hand-selected titles that reflected the project’s mission. These books demonstrate a variety of topics ranging from diversity, inclusion, immigration stories, positive self-image, self care, and more, the release noted.
Unity Project survey seeks perceptions of Fort Atkinson Police Department
June 26, 2021
As part of the national conversation on law enforcement’s treatment of minorities and other disenfranchised populations, the Unity Project of Fort Atkinson is surveying residents on their perceptions of the local police department.
The military said it wants to fight white supremacy. What is it waiting for?
January 29, 2021
Derek Barsaleau, Unity Project Director of Programs, is quoted in the article below. We are so proud of Derek and his commitment to not just renounce white supremacy, but to work as hard as he does to now fight against hate. He not only is a very active part of the Unity Project, but also is on the honorary board of We Are Many: United Against Hate, a heralded Madison-based group.