The Unity Project in the News


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.