Justice Can't Wait
With the 2020 murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others, the Black Lives Matter movement has reached a new level of influence. To further amplify and support this cause, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) student officers and directors have taken a stand—to channel our energies together to root out systemic racism.
Rise Up Week was held October 26-30, 2020 and and we are continuing our work throughout this academic year. We invite you to participate, to add your voice to ours and so many others doing this important work.
Use Your Voice • Take Action • Organize
Rise Up Week is amplification and education, a call to action.
The Wisconsin Union Directorate hosted a town hall style event with moderators from the American Civil Liberties Union Student Alliance and the BIPOC Coalition to bring you "The Power of the next President" with Vanderbilt University Associate Professor of Political Science Sharece Thrower.
The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was the catalyst for worldwide protests around social justice, human rights and police brutality. Madison photographer Kenechi Unachukwu presented a series of images documenting the leaders and participants who rose up demanding action and making their voices heard.
Local musicians Disq and Alexander Kain performed virtually on Twitch just days before one of most important elections of our lifetime. After their sets, the Directors of WUD Music, Society and Politics, and Performing Arts provided information and resources to make sure all voices were heard on election day.
WUD Distinguished Lecture Series hosted a lecture and Q&A with with award-winning community organizer and political strategist, LaTosha Brown. Her lecture, “The Death of Democracy: Voter Suppression in the 21st Century,” looks at the resurgence of voter suppression tactics and politics.
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