Wisconsin Union 2017-18 Report
22nd Annual Evening of Storytelling: Traditional Storytelling in Indigenous Languages 2/1/19
Read about efforts the WU EID team worked on and completed in the 2017-18 academic year.
2017-18 Annual Report
Mindfulness@UW Pilot Course: 2/4/19–3/11/19
Friday, February 1 | 7pm
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
American Indian Studies will be hosting the 22nd Annual Evening of Storytelling. This year's event will feature Storytellers: Jerry Dearly (Lakota), Mary Louise Defender Wilson (Dakot-Hidatsa), Patricia Ningewance (Ojibwe), and Brian McInnes (Ojibwe)
Madison Wisconsin Institutes for the Healing of Racism, Inc. Tuesdays, 2/7–4/18
Mondays, February 4th – March 11th | 12-2pm
Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics - Commons Room
6-week pilot course designed to teach mindfulness meditation and practice skills that will enhance your confidence and competence in the workplace. As your personal awareness is developed, you will be able to apply this new-found knowledge in workplace situations. The course will cover the following workplace competencies through mindfulness: healthy communication, stress management, productivity, collaboration and confidence. Participants must commit to attending every session and be willing to spend 30 minutes per day and/or homework outside of class the entire 6 weeks.
No former mindfulness training or experience is required.
Webinar: Creating an Employee Experience to Address the Changing Higher Ed Workforce 2/20/19
Thursdays, February 7th - April 18th| 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Urban League of Greater Madison | 2222 S. Park Street #200
10 - week series that aims to raise consciousness about the history and pathology of racism and help heal racism in individuals, communities, and institutions in Madison.
$50 Registration Fee; Scholarships are available
YWCA Racial Justice Workshop Series: 2/13-3/13/19
Wednesday, February 20th | Noon - 1pm
Employee engagement is an important piece in any institution's strategic plan. What if the approach to fostering an engagement environment for faculty, staff and students was driven by their experiences? Join us as we explore how the University of Michegan created a model that ensures all campus stakeholders' voices are heard and involves everyone in how the institution's culture is maintained and embraced. We'll discuss how the university created a custom solution by researching best practices at other universities, investigating examples within the university, and reviewing relevant research on employee engagement.
YWCA Women of Distinction Awards: 5/30/19
Level 100: February 13, 2019, Level 200: February 27, 2019, and Level 300: March 13, 2019
This workshop series is a great place to continue your journey in exploring Racial Justice. The series consists of three levels that cover topics from Understanding Othering and Belonging, Deconstructing Racism, and The Impact of the System of Racial Inequity. Register online at https://goo.gl/BFUMWL.
YWCA Racial Justice Summit: 10/15 & 10/16/2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
YWCA Madison presents the Women of Distinction Leadership Awards to women who represent outstanding achievement in their field of endeavor and whose achievements are supportive of the YWCA mission. Awards are presented to women who represent a diversity of race, age, occupation, and endeavor. This award is intended to recognize anyone who identifies as a woman.
YWCA Madison invites you, your organization, your firm, or your association to help make the 45th annual Women of Distinction Leadership Awards extra special by nominating a deserving Woman of Distinction. To learn more about the nomination process or to download nomination and nominee support form please click here.
Nominations are due February 8, 2018, at 4 pm.
Kara Brown presented by WUD Society and Politics: 3/1/19
Save the Dates: October 15 & 16, 2019
Each year, YWCA Madison hosts a Racial Justice Summit that brings together community stakeholders to advance racial equity in our community. The Summit focuses on institutional racism and involves nationally-known keynote speakers and researchers, as well as local experts and advocates. Through an environment that encourages learning from and supporting each other in our common goals, the Summit provides a platform for action planning and community dialogue.
Tarana Burke - Founder of #Metoo movement: 3/4/19
Friday March 1 | 7pm
Union South Varsity Hall 1 & 2
A Recollection of the 1969 Black Student Strike
Monday, March 4th | 7:30pm
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
Presented by DLS
An Evening with Angela Rye - Black History Month Keynote
Monday, February 11th | 5pm
Memorial Union - Play Circle
Reception at 7 pm in the Black Cultural Center
Wednesday, February 20th | 6:30pm
Union South - Varsity Hall
Angela Rye is an Esquire, CNN, BET, MSNBC, and NPR commentator
UW Annual Spring Pow Wow : 4/6 & 4/7/19
Wednesday, March 13th | 5-7pm
Multicultural Student Center Classroom
Hailing Cesar is a film about Cesar Chavez with filmmaker talkback
Saturday April 6th - Sunday April 7th
Alliant Energy Center