“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
- Desmond Tutu
July is flying by and we have a number of opportunities for you to get out and meet the Urban Triage Squad and ask us about the work we do! This includes the Families for Justice "Family Reunion" on July 23rd, the Mallard's Game on July 26th, and of course our Annual Summer Kick Back on July 30th.

If you are looking for a way to give back this year, we are actively recruiting volunteers for a few upcoming events and fundraising planning that we have in the works! Have fun while you are giving back and join in a collaborative and friendly environment!

In this newsletter you will get to hear from our CEO & Founder Brandi Grayson, touch on recent events and the work we are doing to address the impact it has on those we serve. We have not lost momentum and we hope you continue to help, support, volunteer and donate where you can!
Event Sponsorships Available!
Become a Sponsor for our Annual Summer Kick Back, taking place on Saturday July 30th! Your support will not only go toward our event costs but will also help our Supporting Healthy Black Families programming. This includes, resources and training for our participants.
Help us make a difference in our community and contact Lbanuelos@urbantriage.org to donate to our Annual Summer Kickback event.
Urban Triage, Inc. was selected for Delta Beer Lab's June Nonprofit Partner. Money raised during the month of June from their 3rd Annual, "Black is Beautiful" beer went toward our Supporting Healthy Black Agriculture Workgroup!
The Boneyard and The Biergarten at Olbrich Park also jumped on board and some their proceeds were donated to us as well! We are truly grateful for this opportunity and would like to share photos from this amazing experience with our friends and supporters. THANK YOU to all these establishments for giving back to our communities!
To support Urban Triage and the work we do, visit our website or contact us by email today!
Navigation Specialist Needed For My Body, My Choice!
In response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs Wade, Urban Triage will pivot to meet the needs of the communities that are most vulnerable. We’ll be providing intentional outreach and community engagement to agencies and institutions that serve vulnerable youth, women, and people within the LGBTQIA+ community.
We are in the process of hiring a Navigation Specialists to offer direct support and assistance to those in need. We are also updating our website to make sure resources and information is as accessible as possible to our community, including but limited to:
State Processes
Transportation Services
Abortion Funding
Grief Counseling
Contraceptives'
Steps you can take in supporting those affected!
Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who has donated toward our My Body, My Choice initiative! Including Herbal Aspect who donated their 4th of July weekend proceeds toward reproductive freedom.
Donate to SHBF programming including Agriculture!
With your generous support, we are able to make more mission-driven decisions and sustain our work in the community when other resources are not available. There are no stakeholders or owners that benefit from donations as every dollar goes directly to our program’s progress.

Multi-year sponsorships are available so you can greatly increase your impact.

Sponsoring a program participant in one of our three Supporting Healthy Black Families Initiatives will pay for resources and training during the program. Please consider sponsoring a participant or small group of participants.

Our sole mission is to empower Black families and distribute resources to those most in need. Every dollar is appreciated. Join us today! 
Cohort 10 of Supporting Healthy Black Families (SHBF) has kicked off!

SHBF is a 8-week personal leadership & personal change workgroup that empowers and inspires breakthroughs & transformation in Black people, Black families & Black communities.
If you are interested in joining us for the next Cohort, please sign up below. We will reach back out to confirm interest.

This past weekend’s Supporting Healthy Black Agriculture class was a gem. Not only was it an absolutely stunning day, we finally got to enjoy the fruits of our labor as a class.

We started the class by sampling our snap peas, followed by harvesting cucumbers, beets, and zucchini! Participants each took home the harvested vegetables.

Did you know that pumpkin leaves are a delicious green? Thank you to SHBA Cohort 2 participant Angeline for sharing your knowledge on how to eat pumpkin leaves! We loved learning how to remove the tough fibers! Pumpkin greens are eaten in Angeline’s home country of Cameroon.

The waitlist for SHBA Cohort 3 is now available. Please share with the families you know!
Did you know that Urban Triage offers Transformative Education, Equity, and Social Justice Consulting? We offer effective leadership strategies and training regarding deep diversity, equity, and social justice issues that are delivered in a series of sessions with time for application in between each period. Contact us today to further discuss your needs and our offerings in this regard.

Below are some of the areas of consulting offered by our organization:
Short- and Long-Term Training & consulting, Individual Coaching, Strategic Planning and, Mission Development and more!
Meet Tiara Guyton!
We would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tiara, who celebrated her birthday last Monday! Tiara serves as a Phone Support Specialist and joined Urban Triage in September of 2021. Tiara spent over 10 years in the healthcare industry, followed by 2 years as a paraeducator in a high school setting. Tiara is kindhearted and loving, her day is not made until she puts a smile on someone's face. Her personality is outgoing, fun, and hilarious. She enjoys spending time with her children and family. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry, decorating homes, and having family nights with her kids.
Meet Ciara Hart!
Ciara is so happy to be working with Urban Triage for the summer. Ciara is highly involved in the community specifically in Dance and Musical Theatre. Ciara is excited to continue to help the Black and Brown people in the community. This position also gives Ciara the opportunity to learn how to heal as a Black woman and break generational curses. When not at work you can catch Ciara teaching dance classes at KLJ Movement (a Black non profit dance studio).
Meet Clarence Hood!
Clarence is a Madison Native and is excited to start his journey as an Outreach Specialist. Clarence is ecstatic to get to help POC in the Madison Area. His transition to the Outreach group, is a new role but he is passionate about community engagement and reaching those most vulnerable. He credits Urban Triage as being a place where he feels he belongs. He is excited to make an impact with Urban Triage!
Meet Ashzianna Alexander!
Ashzianna is a 17 yr old youth leader in our community. As an incoming senior, her job is to be the voice of our youth and help speak on topics that need change within our community. She loves engaging/throwing community events, outreach is very important to me and making those connections for our youth in the communities matter.
Make sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, July 30th, the new date for our Annual Summer Kick Back in Penn Park.

We invite vendors and volunteers to participate in this event! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at info@urbantriage.org.

In the meantime, please follow our Facebook Event Page for updates! See you in July!
Join the Urban Triage Squad at the Pick Lemonade Day Party, Saturday July 31st! This event is to host a culturally relevant event that supports Black entertainment , social, networking.

Dress to impress and have a good time. This event comes once a year We want this event to grow every year for The Madison Community!
Join Families for Justice and Urban Triage for an IN-PERSON gathering of people and organizations working to create anti-racist change and community in Dane County!

Bring some food to share (or not) and connect with people working on community building and community organizing, co-conspirator/ally education, anti-racist education, school safety, anti-racist PTOs, climate justice, school food justice, abortion rights, and faith group activism.

We define “family” very broadly. All people of all ages are welcome! We will provide plates, utensils, and a limited assortment of beverages.
The gBETA Urban League accelerator is now accepting applications for our Fall 2022 cohort! We're looking to connect with Madison based businesses owned by Black and and BIPOC identifying entrepreneurs from high tech startups to Main Street small businesses!
gBETA Urban League is accepting applications through September 1
Program Dates: September 29 - November 18
Want to learn more?
Email Nichole (nichole@gener8tor.com) with any questions
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2022 AT 3 PM – 8 PM
Next Level Park St. Music/Community Fest is in its 5th year. The Park St Music/Community Fest is a free event that will integrate the services of a COVID-19 Vaccination site, Keynote Presentation, a 5K Walk/Run and a live music platform featuring local and regional artists.
The Allied Parks Events Team is planning an outdoor Resource Fair on Monday, August 8th, 4p-7p at Allied Park. This is one of the four “Parks Alive 2022” dates this summer listed above.
 
In addition to being informative, we are hoping the Resource Fair will be informal and engaging with activities for families and children, letting residents know the ways we are ready to support their resiliency and recovery!
 
Each stakeholder will be supplied with a picnic table as a home base for your resource information and engagement activities.
 
Please let us know your commitment to the Resource Fair by June 17th so that we may plan accordingly. Please confirm by sending an email to Janice Ferguson janicef@alliedwellnesscenter.org
Every little bit helps. Find out if you qualify for discounts on your landline, mobile phone or Internet bills through the Lifeline Program by calling 211 or heading to checklifeline.org
Want a career where you are creating meaningful change and working with passionate individuals who are dedicated to creating and maintaining inclusive, equitable and healthy environments? Looking for dynamic work with competitive pay, take a look at our open positions! We offer a safe and inclusive environment, women and minorities encouraged to apply!