While the national narrative purports that Americans are more divided than ever before, we believe 2018 is a year of great opportunity. We share more with one another than we think — what we need is the space to find that common ground.
That’s why MAP launched the Red & Blue Dialogues: to create a space for conversations among diverse community members with a spectrum of different perspectives. Along with members of our local State Future Caucuses, we're bridging the divide to discuss the issues most important to young people across the country.
On March 6th, the UW-Madison chapter of Millennial Action Project hosted their first Red and Blue Dialogue on the topic of “Financing Higher Education.” The group brought over 60 students together from across the political spectrum to discuss higher education and college funding in Wisconsin.
On November 13th, MAP partnered with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR, and the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion to host ‘You Voted- Now What?' a free, community event featuring a panel conversation and community discussion circles.
On September 6th, MAP partnered with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, and WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR to host a dialogue surrounding criminal justice reform in Wisconsin.
On July 12th, the Millennial Action Project and the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion hosted the third Wisconsin Red & Blue Dialogue at Cafe Hollander. MAP brought over 50 members from the Wauwatosa and Milwaukee communities together to discuss the issue of “Fake News” and how it has affected Americans in Wisconsin and across the country.
On May 15, the Millennial Action Project partnered with the Zeidler Center to host the second Wisconsin Red & Blue Dialogue– an evening of meaningful conversation about higher education in Wisconsin and across the country.
On March 20th, the Millennial Action Project and the Zeidler Center hosted an evening of conversation and action with bipartisan members of the Wisconsin legislature, to "bridge the divide" to discuss the issues most important to young people in Wisconsin and across the country.
The Millennial Action Project (MAP) hosts “Red and Blue” session across Wisconsin and the nation to discuss the partisan divide facing the county by engaging the millennial generation. They debate issues like student loan debt and filling good paying jobs.
The University of Wisconsin chapter of the Millennial Action Project hosted a “Red and Blue Dialogue” Monday night to discuss bipartisan efforts behind financing higher education. UW alumnus Steven Olikara, who founded MAP to address the “worsening partisan divide” by engaging with the millennial generation, said the only way to solve student debt is through collaboration and bipartisanship.
In the face of a tense political climate, University of Wisconsin student organization Millennial Action Project aims to bridge the current political divide among young adults.
After a nasty election that featured race-baiting, lying and social media shenanigans, it’s worth noting that dozens of groups around the country are getting Republicans, Democrats and independents to sit down and listen to one another respectfully. And there is good evidence that the best of these grassroots approaches can chip away at the political walls we’ve erected.
The conversation surrounding criminal justice reform in Wisconsin has the community crossing party lines to talk about solutions. The Across the Red and Blue Divide event, which took place in Glendale on Sept. 6, included a panel discussion and small group discussion circles. Panelists included with Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jane Carroll, Republican Rep. Rob Hutton (District 13), Democratic Rep. David Bowen (District 10), and Director of EX-Prisoners Organizing Jerome Dillard.
Join folks from across the political spectrum will join on Thursday, Sept. 6, at The Bavarian Bierhaus in Glendale, WI for our Across the Red & Blue Divide: Reforming Criminal Justice event.