Mamadou Jawo featured in Madison.com

Mamadou Jawo featured in Madison.com

Text from Madison.com (link below).

As Edgewood College graduates prepared to receive their degrees Sunday, their classmate Mamadou Jawo, who grew up in The Gambia, a small country in West Africa, told them they have the power to create “a just and compassionate world.”

Jawo, who described himself as a “proud African immigrant” from “the smiling coast of Africa, The Gambia,” pointed to injustices he sees in society, and called on his fellow graduates to work toward solving them. He said racism, sexism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia are all pressing issues that need to be addressed.

“We have the opportunity to step up, demand better, and help in solving these problems,” Jawo told the crowd of more than 400 graduates and around 2,500 family members and friends at the Alliant Energy Center. The graduates received bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees in areas ranging from education to computer science, nursing to business finance.

Annie Weatherby-Flowers Recognized at the Annual Women of Distinction Leadership

Annie Weatherby-Flowers Recognized at the Annual Women of Distinction Leadership

The YWCA Madison will present the Women of Distinction Awards honoring a group of outstanding women who have demonstrated a commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women. Since 1974, there have been over over 220 women celebrated with this important award.

This year, Edgewood College alum, Annie Weatherby-Flowers 11' & 14'', will be honored as a Woman of Distinction for the many ways she has led in the Madison Community.

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