2015 Madison Leadership Awards Activist of the Year: Sheltreese McCoy

MSN LA 2015 McCoyEach year in Madison, Fair Wisconsin gathers members of the LGBT community, allies, activists and policy makers to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the advancement of LGBT equality in Wisconsin.

The 2015 Madison Leadership Awards Activist of the Year is Sheltreese McCoy.

Sheltreese McCoy is the inaugural Crossroads Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin. In this role, she has produced the first and most comprehensive Queer People of Color Resource Guide, presented annually at The LGBTQ Task Force’s national Creating Change Conference, and has facilitated numerous workshops and trainings about intersectionality, race and racism, homophobia, and erasure. The Crossroads Initiative also hosts discussion groups, a welcome week barbecue, launched the Reel to Real film series featuring queer and trans* people of color, and has brought renowned national speakers to campus including Janet Mock, Kenyon Farrow, Sinku Rin, and Marc Lamont Hill.

Before starting this position, Sheltreese was the last multicultural issues director at United Council of UW Students. In this capacity she organized the annual Building Unity Multicultural Issues Conference and the first ever United Council Queer People of Color summit.

The Fair Wisconsin Madison Leadership Awards Brunch is one of our annual signature events supporting Fair Wisconsin Education Fund. Join Fair Wisconsin Education Fund as we honor leaders and activists who stand up for fairness and advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Wisconsinites.

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Monona Terrace
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Individual tickets: $75


Emcee: Congressman Mark Pocan

Award Recipients:
Tammy Baldwin Statewide Impact Award – ACLU of Wisconsin
Activist of the Year – Sheltreese McCoy
Organization of the Year – LGBT of Walworth County
Community Advocate of the Year – Vered Meltzer