Video link to August 6 Joint Town Hall
On Aug. 6, the City of Whitewater, Whitewater Unified School District and UW-Whitewater held a live town hall via Webex Events to discuss their collaboration as we return to campus.
If you were unable to join during the live event, you are strongly encouraged to watch the video, which covered a wide variety of important topics, face covering requirements, COVID-19 and race relations in Whitewater to name a few.
Our panelists included:
Whitewater Unified School District
Caroline Pate-Hefty, District Administrator
City of Whitewater
Cameron Clapper, City Manager
Aaron Raap, Police Chief
Dwight Watson, Chancellor
Grace Crickette, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
Kenny Yarbrough, Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Many questions from the community were also addressed during the presentation.
Here is the video link to the Joint Town Hall:
For easy reference, here are the time stamps so that you can quickly navigate to topics of interest to you.
4:06—City, School District, and University Partnership
8:07—City’s Response to COVID-19
16:56—UW-Whitewater’s Warhawks Return Plan
24:08—School District’s Plan to Return
28:30—Race Relations in the Community
37:49—What are specific actionable steps that community members can take to support racial justice?
45:45—I’d like to see more support for local children. We’d like to see the university be more welcoming to the community.
53:37—How close is UW-Whitewater to testing students twice a week? If not close, what is the plan?
57:54—Will you continue to prioritize the health of our community and provide resources to the churches and other community leaders to build an anti-racist community?
1:00:12—When will the schools decide to go 100% remote?
1:04:05—Many townspeople are worried about returning campus students not following guidelines. How can we assist these people?
1:08:02—Does the general public have access to the Williams Center?
1:12:00—How are we including our Spanish-speaking community members?