Wisconsin Union 2017-18 Report
Diversity Best Practices
Read about efforts the WU EID team worked on and completed in the 2017-18 academic year.
2017-18 Annual Report
'13 Demands' Website Revisits 1969 Black Student Strike
Here are some resources from Diversity Best Practices that you can leverage to provide additional tools to your employees to ensure that the conversations and commitment to LGBTQ inclusion continues. A couple highlights are listed below:
A step to a more inclusive community or organization is inclusive language. Understanding and using personal pronouns in the workplace acknowledges and validates someone’s gender identity and expression. Learn more about Talking About Pronouns in the Workplace and why Getting the Language Right is so important.
LGBTQ FACTS & FIGURES
Diversity Best Practice presents key data about LGBTQ buying power and media/internet usage in an accessible and concise one-page resource.
CNN.com also recently updated their LGBT rights ‘fast facts’ list. The list highlights key milestones in the fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States.
Before Stonewall: Documentary, June 21 @ 2pm Marquee, Union South
Fifty years ago, black students at UW–Madison called for a campus-wide student strike until administrators agreed to a series of demands. Joined by white allies, thousands of protestors boycotted classes, took over lecture halls, and blocked building entrances. In an unprecedented response, the governor deployed the Wisconsin National Guard to campus. To capture and commemorate those tumultuous weeks on campus, University Communications and University Marketing partnered with the Black Cultural Center and The Black Voice publication in February to launch an interactive website that includes an oral history with activists of the time.
Visit the 13 Demands website
See Also: UW students at the center of the project
Understanding and Leading Change, June 25 @ 9am, Welcome Center
Before Stonewall is a 1984 American documentary film about the LGBT community prior to the 1969 Stonewall riots. It premiered at the 1984 Toronto Festival of Festivals and was released in the United States on June 27, 1985.
See Listing on Union Events Calendar
Webinar: Do We Have Inclusion All Wrong? June 25 @ 12pm
June 25, 2019, 9:00am – 12:00pm
21 N. Park Street, Room 5045
This session will help you with the skills and tool to be an effective initiator, agent, and manager of change. Participants will gain an understanding of the key characteristics of each type of change, the phases of transition in change, determine the mindsets of people in change and how to address each, assess your own change preferences, follow the steps of a planned change model, and practice applying change management concepts.
After Stonewall: Documentary, June 28 @ 2 pm Marquee Theater, Union South
June 25, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm CST
Join Garvey Chui (NLI consultant) and Dr. Michaela Simpson (NLI researcher) of the NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI) as they review industry insights around the inclusion challenge. Participants will explore how exclusion debilitates productivity, how inclusion efforts can backfire, and where organizational missteps are common. Garvey and Michaela will outline a more effective science-based approach to inclusion, aimed at improving workplace interactions and navigating around the pitfalls of cognitive bias.
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After Stonewall chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century.
Narrated by Melissa Etheridge, it captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced during this time, and it explores how AIDS dramatically changed the direction of the movement.
The two films, Before & After, tell the remarkable tale of how LGBT people, a heretofore hidden and despised group, became a vibrant and integral part of America's family, and, indeed, the world community.
More on the Union Event Calendar
Building Trusting Work Relationships, July 9 @ 9am at the Welcome Center
Commitment to diversity and inclusion as a core principle of the University requires taking a critical look at personal biases and noticing how different intersections of class, race or gender identity can influence ones learning process.
During weekly meetings, participants of the Leadership Institute co-create inclusive learning environments as they share experiences, confront assumptions, and deconstruct historically dominant social constructs and paradigms. In doing so, participants develop their personal leadership capacities to interact more effectively across multiple perspectives and social identities.
Click here to visit the Learning Communities website and apply!
Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border: “iLLeague a Wisconsin!” July 10, Overture Center
21 N. Park Street, Room 5045
July 9, 2019, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Explore how to build and maintain trusting relationships through consistent and intentional words and actions. In this course, you will define what trust is, and what it isn’t. You will explore how to set appropriate boundaries and confront distrust with a five step conversation.
YWCA Racial Justice Summit: 10/15 & 10/16/2019
July 10, 2019, all day
Overture Center, 201 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Immigrant Journeys features stories and photographs from eight people whose journeys began in Columbia, Mexico, Uruguay and Honduras and who are now living in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Humanities Council has partnered with Pulitzer-winning photographer Gary Porter, award-winning journalist Bill Berry, and Centro Hispano of Dane County to produce the traveling exhibit to inspire more meaningful conversation about immigration in Wisconsin.
Luvvie Ajayi: Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
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.
Article: Women & Minorities Lack Representation Among Highest-Paid Deans
Luvvie Ajayi isn’t afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. “Your silence serves no one,” says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this talk, Ajayi shares three questions to ask yourself if you’re teetering on the edge of speaking up or quieting down – and encourages all of us to get a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable.
View Her TED Talk
The highest-paid dean position, dean of medicine, has the lowest representation of racial/ethnic minorities among all 42 dean positions surveyed. In contrast, minorities make up more than one-quarter of deans of students, which is one of the lowest-paid dean positions.
Read the Article