Rock County Jumpstart, an organization supporting Black and brown owned businesses in Rock County announced Sunday that social justice advocate Brandi Grayson will serve as keynote speaker at its fifth anniversary celebration on March 24, 2024, at the Eclipse Event Center in Beloit.
“Her passion and dedication to creating positive change align perfectly with our mission,” Rock County Jumpstart founder and CEO Genia Stevens said in an email Sunday.
Brandi is a prominent social justice advocate and community organizer known for her activism work in Madison. She has been involved in various initiatives and organizations that focus on racial and social justice, including the Young, Gifted, and Black Coalition (YGB), which she co-founded. Grayson has been a vocal advocate for police reform, racial equity, and social change, particularly in the Madison area.
Grayson is the founder, President and CEO of Urban Triage, a nonprofit organization based in Madison,that focuses on addressing racial disparities and promoting social justice within the community. The organization is dedicated to empowering marginalized communities, particularly Black communities, and works on various initiatives to address issues related to racial equity, economic disparities, and social injustices.
Dr. Sagashus Levingston will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Sagashus is known for her work as a social entrepreneur and author. She founded the organization “Infamous Mothers,” which focuses on empowering and celebrating women who are often marginalized or overlooked by society, particularly single mothers. Sagashus Levingston has written a book titled “Infamous Mothers: Women Who’ve Gone Through the Belly of Hell and Brought Something Good Back” to share the stories of these women and inspire others.
Tickets for the fifth anniversary are $50 and on sale now at this link.