Notable + Quotable | April 29, 2021

things heard around the Chippewa Valley

V1 Staff |

Today we will sigh with relief and tomorrow we’ll put ourselves aside and we’ll be there for them. ….

We survived it, but we didn’t need this, and this is a step toward healing these divides that we have.

Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton

President, Uniting Bridges

– quoted in an April 20 WEAU 13 News report about the guilty verdict in the case of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of killing George Floyd.

Was this teacher’s language provocative? Absolutely, it is clear his intent was to provoke deep thought about the racism that is experienced and perpetuated on a daily basis in this school and in our community. For this, he was escorted out of the building.

Cultivative Coalition

community organization

– quoted in an April 20 Chippewa Herald article about a Chippewa Falls High School teacher placed on administrative leave for using “offensive and inappropriate language” after a two-year-old video surfaced of him using the n-word in a classroom discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird.

We know people are ready, people want to get out and play. It’s a smaller space than what they are used to with the old children’s museum, but they are still going to have a lot of fun.



– quoted in a March 26 WQOW-TV report about the Children’s Museum Play Space opening in its new location on Barstow Street.