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“A Discussion with Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes”

October 18, 2020 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Note 10:30 start time this Sunday only.

Presenter:  Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes

Elected in 2018, Mandela Barnes is the first African-American to serve as Lieutenant Governor, and is the second African-American to ever hold statewide office. He will speak about his current work in Madison and the State.

Lt. Governor Barnes uses a platform of sustainability and equity to fight for solutions that invest in opportunities and fairness for every child, person, and family in Wisconsin, regardless of zip code. He is Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change. He is also co-Chair of the New DEAL Climate Change Policy Group which is a national network of rising state and local elected leaders.

Born in Milwaukee and a product of Milwaukee public schools, Lt. Gov. Barnes worked in the City of Milwaukee Mayor’s Office and later became an organizer for Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), a Milwaukee-based interfaith coalition that advocates social justice. He served two terms in the State Legislature.

Forum Host: Bruce Wiggins

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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Sunday Forum is a lecture series that showcases provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education, and more. The Sunday Forum is held online via Zoom and YouTube Live at 11:00 a.m. during the regular church year. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience.


October 18, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:


Online Only