Author and activist Maggie Anderson is calling on members of Madison’s business community to include more Black-owned companies in their supply chains.

“My conscious consumers and my advocates already in the movement, diverse business owners — you too — you have to lead the way,” she said yesterday. “The question for you is, are you ready to compel this change and inspire the rest and fight racism with your buying power, your influence and your individual success?”

Her remarks came during the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s Icebreaker event, held in-person this year for the first time since 2019. She addressed a crowd of nearly 800 attendees at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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