Rep. Bowen to attend Wauwatosa West forum after principal’s insensitive comments toward Students of Color
“After being notified of this issue by a family member of a student, I cleared my calendar in order to help develop an authentic dialogue among students, faculty, and parents who are discouraged by this situation.”
MILWAUKEE – Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) will attend a forum this afternoon hosted by the Wauwatosa West Black Student Union following insensitive comments by the school principal.
“After being notified of this issue by a family member of a student, I cleared my calendar in order to help develop an authentic dialogue among students, faculty, and parents who are discouraged by this situation,” Bowen said. “Regardless of zip code, we need to do better by listening to our students and making sure their ideas and solutions are acted upon so they are included and not made to feel invisible in their school environment.”
“Thanks to Thomas Leonard, members of the Black Student Union, and student services faculty for co-hosting this important conversation. It is great to see students of color standing up for themselves, demanding accountability, and encouraging inclusivity in their school. I intend to continue this conversation as it affects students who attend schools throughout the Milwaukee area.
“I also want to thank Principal Calarco for taking the time to meet with me today and having a fruitful, positive conversation. I am encouraged by his willingness to be open about this situation and to address the concerns of his student body with action and by being a leader in working toward a more inclusive school climate.”
Press Releases by David Bowen
The Department’s request guarantees Wisconsin will remain out of compliance with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act.
State Rep. David Bowen & State Rep. Evan Goyke Call on the United States Department of Justice to Take Over the Investigation into the Shooting of Sylville SmithAug 26th, 2016 by David Bowen
“It is crucial that trust be restored to the relationship between the public and law enforcement,” said Rep. David Bowen
“It is time for the sheriff to reverse his poor decision and restore full public access to Sherman Park.”
“Elected officials, law enforcement, and community leaders need to come together and listen to the people in our community who continue struggling to get by.”
Rep. Bowen addresses the upcoming “Blue Day Rally” and the necessity of police accountability in the communityAug 12th, 2016 by David Bowen
"What the whole state needs to hear. That Black Lives must matter and those who advocate for them need this community’s support too."
“I pray for all the families and all heavy hearts hurting from these situations. May God help us.”