It used to be illegal for a Black or Jewish person to buy a house in Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa schools enroll over 35% students of color but less than 6% of the teachers are Black or Brown. Achievement gaps around class and race demand attention.
Policing culture in Wauwatosa relies too much on the use of force and biased tactics: in one summer a recent high school graduate was stopped 28 times on North Avenue and asked why he was there.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan area is the most segregated in the country based on the number of non-white people living in suburban communities like Wauwatosa.
Why We Exist
Social change starts when our exhaustion of societal injustice connects us to others who share our pain. In a region so deeply affected by structural racism and hyper-segregation, it was the combination of many events that defined Tosa Together.