On Thursday, September 5th, A.J. Nino Amato, an advisory board member from We Are Many: United Against Hate, will be the guest speaker at the Unity Project’s monthly meeting. Mr. Amato will be discussing a book he co-authored, Today’s Hidden Racism: A Polite Apartheid. In this book, he shares the findings of a thoughtful investigation and uncovers the veiled racism of “racial disparities” across every aspect of American society--schools, personal economics, and the criminal justice system. The lecture will be hosted at the Dwight Foster Public Library, Fort Atkinson, at 7 p.m. To reserve a space, go to Facebook, Unity Project/FortForAll or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Amato has a very extensive and broad resume. He is President of CWAG, which helps protect the rights of Wisconsin’s 1.3 million elderly and people with disabilities, he is a part-time Adjunct Professor at University of Wisconsin Platteville teaching “Women, Law & Social Control” in the Criminal Justice Department and “Energy, Environment & Society” in the School of Engineering. Formerly, he was employed as a senior executive in both the healthcare and energy industries, along with serving on numerous local, county and state committees, boards, commissions and task forces for both Democrat and Republican Governors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Consumer Organizations (NCCO).
We Are Many: United Against Hate, a state-wide organization, was founded by Masood Akhtar. Mr. Akhtar started this organization for many of the same reasons Fort Atkinson’s Unity Project was formed --to address the hate he witnessed in his community. His organization has received multiple awards and recognitions including the FBI’s 2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC and a “Certificate of Achievement” from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers. To read more about We Are Many: United Against Hate or Mr. Amato, see https://www.united-against-hate.org.