Morgan Bailey became interested in working with Fit Oshkosh after attending the Color-Brave Community Movie, I Am Not a Racist, Am I? at West High School. He has been participating ever since and recently became the new board president.

“People of Color in Oshkosh still face housing discrimination, institutional racism and racialized engagement,” Bailey said. “On a national level, witnessing recurring loss of life of young men of color and the fear and loss of trust between citizens and law enforcement is a retraction of progress. If there is a way for me to humbly lend a voice to needed conversation and engagement to collectively build value for all the human capital of this community, its time, at least for me.”

We will miss the leadership of Marijke van Roojen, who Bailey replaces as Board President. She has accepted a position with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as the Out-of-Hospital Outreach Coordinator for the Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program, which will take a big share of her time. But she won’t be going far away. She will continue to co-train, develop curriculum and facilitate at Fit.

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