The story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to achieve a better community.
When Vel Phillips was a young girl her mother always told her, "If you really want it, don't dream small dreams, dream BIG dreams."

Discover how Vel Phillips rose to prominence as one of Wisconsin's great civil rights activists, achieving an impressive list of "firsts" as part of her legacy, including the first African American judge in Wisconsin and the first woman, and African American, in the nation elected to executive office in state government.

More than a documentary, Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams is a statewide engagement project that will bring the community together for screenings and conversations about equity and civil rights in the 21st century.

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