In 1998, in response to President’s Clinton’s initiative on race relations, the Milwaukee Chapter enlisted the cooperation of “America’s Black Holocaust Museum” to explore the effects of race and ethnicity specifically on the lives of local women.
Co-sponsored by the YWCA, the steering committee of A.W.A.R.E (A Womens Approach to Race and Ethnicity) now includes representatives of Orgulia Latina, the Milwaukee Police Department, the Oneida Nation, Polanki-Polish Womens Alliance, the Junior League, Hmong American Womens Association, American Indian Manpower Council, The Milwaukee Ethnic Council, University of Wisconsin-Extension Division, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and Project Equality.
A.W.A.R.E is dedicated to debunking the lies, myths and misinformation that have separated us and to forging the alliances and relationships needed to build a more inclusive, democratic community.
The Milwaukee Chapter is a member of:
- Build Hope Not Hate Coalition
- Coalition for Jewish Learning Adult Education Task Force
- Milwaukee Ethnic Council
- Milwaukee Jewish Council for Community Relations
- Milwaukee Urban League Campaign for Excellence
- Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
- Project Equality of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Jewish Conference