Kadihjia Kelly named 2018 Daisy Frazier Social Justice Award winner
Oshkosh, WI - (July 19, 2018) -- Fit Oshkosh, Inc., an organization dedicated to improving racial equality and building a welcoming and inclusive community, has announced the winner of its 2018 Daisy Frazier Social Justice Award. The award is presented annually to recognize a Fox Valley resident who has championed racial equality and empowered others to do the same.
This year’s winner, Dr. Kadihjia Kelly, is a counselor at Fox Valley Technical College. She has dedicated her life and work to fighting racism and advocating for People of Color, especially Black women and girls. Kelly has conducted presentations on outreach services for diversity clubs at UW Oshkosh; was instrumental in establishing the Juneteeth celebration in Appleton; facilitates the Black Girls Healing group at Lawrence University where students discuss how racism impacts their lives at a predominantly white institution in a predominantly white community; teaches Dismantling Racism curriculum to area nonprofit groups; and facilitates the Young Women of Color Group at the Boys and Girls Club in Oshkosh.
Previous award winners include Dr. Andrew Leavitt, Chancellor, UW Oshkosh (2016), and Rufus Frazier of Ebony Vision, Fond du Lac (2017).
The award will be presented at the third annual fundraising dinner for Fit Oshkosh, on Thursday, August 9, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the UW-Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.