Podcast: On Race & Friendship
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Podcast: On Race & Friendship

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May 17, 2017

Produced by Katie Kuhn, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Episode 1: Listen Now (00:17:19)
Episode 2: Listen Now (00:16:18)



Think about your group of friends. What drew you to these particular people? Often, friends are those we grew up around, went to school with, work with, or met through the pursuit of similar hobbies.

For Joel Peterson and Greg Marshall, this is no different. Joel and Greg became friends after Greg moved to the same neighborhood as Joel and introduced himself. They found they had so many things in common – both are fathers of four, musicians, and have studied Theology.

The one thing they don’t have in common, however, is race.

In this two-part episode, Joel and Greg talk frankly about the role race has played in their lives, and where and why their lives have diverged because of it.

Join the conversation around race in our community. A great first step is to follow the 2038 Racial Justice blog from YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, which regularly features articles about how to fight racism.

Are you a community leader looking to make an impact on diversity and inclusion? Learn more about United Way’s Diversity Leadership Society.

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