Humanity Project Kicks Off In FDL

Hoping to avoid the problems other communities have had where race has become an issue, a group of community-minded individuals have begun a one-year pilot program in Fond du Lac. It’s called the Humanity Project and participants gathered for their introductory session at Marian College’s Stayer Center Wednesday night. Former UW-Fond du Lac Dean Judy Goldsmith is one of the committee members for the project. She says there are tensions and misunderstandings about race all around the country. Goldsmith says the Humanity Project is a way of beginning a conversation they hope will lead to a better understanding of our differences. The effort involves city and county officials, colleges and universities, churches and other organizations. She says one effort will partner individuals of different races to go out a couple times a month for daily activities for example like going out for coffee or a walk. She says at the end of the pilot year they hope to have a next step in mind.