The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) will provide education opportunities on many issues, such as racial justice, during WUD’s first-ever Rise Up Week Oct. 26-30, including some events in collaboration with campus partners.
WUD invites Rise Up Week participants to add their voices to the events and activities and encourages attendees to use their voices and to take action.
Rise Up Week will include a variety of events, including a lecture by a political science expert, a film showing, a photography exhibition, and more.
The full lineup is as follows:
Oct. 26, 6 p.m., online: premiere of cooking demonstration and discussion on history behind election cakes, presented by the WUD Cuisine Committee
Oct. 26, 7-8 p.m., online: lecture called “The Power of the Next President” by Vanderbilt University Associate Professor of Political Science Sharece Thrower, presented by WUD, the American Civil Liberties Union Student Alliance, Associated Students of Madison, and the BIPOC Coalition
Oct. 26-30, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Gallery 1308 at Union South: “We Still Here” protest photography exhibition by Kenechi Unachukwu, presented by the WUD Art Committee
Oct. 26-27, noon-6 p.m., Wheelhouse Studios at Memorial Union: therapeutic collaging, presented by the WUD Art and Alternative Breaks Committees
Oct. 26, on-demand, online: streaming premiere of lecture by LaTosha Brown on voter suppression in the 21st century (available to UW-Madison students, staff and faculty only), presented by the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series Committee
Oct. 26-30, online: Rise Up Week drawing to win a Terrace chair, presented by WUD
Oct. 26-30, on-demand, online: showing of the film “Resisterhood,” presented by the WUD Film Committee with support from The James
Oct. 27, on-demand, online: launch of PUBCAST, with an episode addressing the history and issues of voter suppression with student leaders and BIPOC Coalition, presented by the WUD Publications Committee
Oct. 28 beginning at 4 p.m.-Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., on-demand, online: showing of the film “The Fight,” presented by the WUD Film Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union Student Alliance
Oct. 28, 6-7 p.m., online: Rise Up with Dr. Lori Lopez: “The Intersection Of Media & Modern Day Social Justice Movements,” presented by the WUD Global Connections Committee
Oct. 28, on-demand, online: streaming premiere of lecture called, “How to Heal the Nation with Dr. Celine Gounder” (available to UW-Madison students, staff and faculty only), presented by the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series Committee
Oct. 29, 6-7 p.m., online: discussions on “The Fight” with American Civil Liberties Union Student Alliance at UW-Madison and on rights, presented by the WUD Film Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union Student Alliance
Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m., online: Rock the Vote concert featuring Disq and Alexander Kain, presented by the WUD Society and Politics, Performing Arts, and Music Committees
Oct. 30, 2-3 p.m. at Library Mall and 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Dejope lawn: “Rise Up for Environmental Justice,” presented by the Wisconsin Hoofers
Oct. 30, 4-5 p.m., online: Voter Q&A With Madison Deputy City Clerk Jim Verbick, presented by the WUD Publications Committee
Oct. 30, on-demand, online: streaming premiere of discussion on sexual and domestic violence survivors’ rights with Amanda Nguyen and Beverly Gooden (available to UW-Madison students, staff and faculty only), presented by the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series Committee
“With the most consequential election of our generation around the corner, WUD decided to focus efforts on covering a wide range of topics, including the pandemic as well as racial and social justice,” Wisconsin Union Vice President of External Relations Pradyumna Rao said. “Rise Up Week will serve as a springboard for many of our education efforts that WUD will continue the rest of the year.”
WUD includes 11 student-run committees and six Wisconsin Hoofers clubs that plan, organize and host a wide variety of programs and events.
For more information about Rise Up Week, visit union.wisc.edu/riseup.
About the Wisconsin Union Directorate
The Wisconsin Union Directorate is the programming and leadership board of the Wisconsin Union. The Directorate’s student leaders plan, promote and implement more than 1,000 events and activities each year. Learn more about how the Wisconsin Union Directorate creates experiences and leads at union.wisc.edu/wud.
UW–Madison encourages students to be civically active and engaged. The university does not endorse candidates or political parties.