Georgia Miller and Justin Mallett, natives of the state of Mississippi, will be among the featured speakers at 2 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) in the Union’s Christie Theatre for a discussion of “Race Relations in the American South.” Also joining the panel is Associate Prof. Andrew Austin of Democracy and Justice Studies. The panel will use documentary films as the starting point for a conversation about how race relations have unfolded in Southern politics, the legacies of African Americans who directly challenged Jim Crow, white segregationists who resisted those challenges, and political actors of all races and approaches. Free and open to the public.
Justin Mallet, UW-Green Bay’s director of diversity, says he just might have to expand the capacity of next year’s campus Soul Food Dinner to 325. That’s because this year’s event, on Saturday, hosted by the Black Student Union and the American Intercultural Center, was full up at 250 attendees. Mallett was an on-set guest of WFRV TV-5 on Friday night to promote the Black History Month event. To see that short interview.
UW-Green Bay’s new Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program resumes its 2014-15 series of offerings with a workshop at 12:30 p.m. this Friday (Feb. 6) in Phoenix Room A of the University Union. Staff member Stacie Christian and student Jacob Immel are co-presenters for the 120-minute session “Inclusivity and Equity at UWGB, part I.” Participants will gain an overview of the Inclusive Excellence concept, practice how to identify the differences between hate crimes and bias behaviors, and learn to identify examples of proactive Inclusive Excellence strategies that can be used in the classroom and workplace. Reserve a spot in Friday’s workshop.
Certificate series lists four ‘Inclusive Excellence’ programs for spring
The new certificate program is designed to develop and recognize commitment to the UW-Green Bay Inclusive Excellence initiative and UW System efforts to promote diversity and equity. The Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program consists of a combination of professional development, self-study and community service — all connecting related lectures, workshops, programming and activities to a larger purpose. Stacie Christian, coordinator for Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center, will lead two of this spring’s sessions, with the AIC’s Justin Mallett and faculty member Forrest Brooks leading the others.
• Workshop: Inclusivity and Equity at UWGB, part I , Friday, Feb. 6, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Presenter: Stacie Christian
• Ten Factors Minority Students Face at Predominately White Institutions , Thursday, Feb. 19, 2-3 p.m., Presenter: Justin Mallett
• Workshop: Inclusivity and Equity at UWGB, part II , Thursday, March 5, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Presenter: Stacie Christian
• First Nations People , Thursday, April 9, 2-3 p.m., Presenter: Forrest Brooks
Learn more about the Inclusive Excellence certificate program, Chancellor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.
A small exhibit celebrating Black History Month has been installed in the display case in the concourse-level corridor linking the Cofrin Library’s Garden Café area and the Instructional Services Building. The display case, courtesy of the Office of the Curator of Art, features examples of African and African-American art along with poster art celebrating the contributions of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.
Here’s a friendly reminder that UW-Green Bay’s annual Soul Food Dinner is just around the corner. Sponsored by the Black Student Union and the American Intercultural Center, the Saturday, Feb. 7 event promises a scrumptious selection of Deep South eats along with great entertainment from renowned slam poet Dana Gilmore. “The Soul Food Dinner is a time when we can all come together and share in the festivities of great food and camaraderie from all,” said Diversity Director Justin Mallett. “A joyous occasion enjoyed by everyone, the Soul Food Dinner also will serve as the kick-off event to Black History Month at UW-Green Bay.” Doors open at 5 p.m. for the event, with the program set to start at 5:30.
The UW-Green Bay Black Student Union, along with the University’s American Intercultural Center, will host their annual Soul Food Dinner Saturday, Feb. 7 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 5:30.
The evening’s program will feature nationally renowned slam poet Dana Gilmore, along with other speakers and entertainers to help celebrate the festive event. Dinner menu items include fried chicken, catfish, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, cornbread dressing and peach cobbler. The dishes have a true southern flavor and come from the Deep South kitchen of UW-Green Bay Diversity Director Justin Mallett’s family.
“The Soul Food Dinner is a time when we can all come together and share in the festivities of great food and camaraderie from all,” Mallett said. “A joyous occasion enjoyed by everyone, the Soul Food Dinner also will serve as the kick-off event to Black History Month at UW-Green Bay.”
Tickets for the Soul Food Dinner are $3 for students and children under age 12, and $6 for non-students. They can be purchased at the University Ticketing and Information Center in the University Union, or by calling (920) 465-2400.
We told you here yesterday that UW-Green Bay is a major sponsor and organizer for the annual Brown County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, taking place from 10:30 a.m.-Noon Saturday (Jan. 17) in the Student Center at NWTC. Event planning committee members have been busy promoting the celebration on local media, with TV appearances yesterday and today designed to offer audiences a preview of Saturday’s festivities. University Communication staffer and planning committee co-chair Kelly Moore appeared today (Thursday, Jan. 15) on WBAY’s Noon Show, while fellow co-chair Mohammed Bey, director of Diversity and Inclusion on NWTC, appeared Wednesday (Jan. 14) in two segments on Local 5 Live. You can check out the spots below:
WBAY’s Noon Show: Kelly Moore
Local 5 Live: Mohammed Bey
Local 5 Live: Mohammed Bey
Tresavoya Blake, a UW-Green Bay junior majoring in Democracy and Justice Studies and History, has been accepted into the National Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUFP) offered by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). The goal of the NUFP program is to increase the number of historically underrepresented professionals into students affairs and higher education. Blake will spend the next year learning about various components of higher education from admissions to diversity and inclusion. She will also be eligible for various scholarships, professional development opportunities and internships. During this yearlong fellowship, she will be mentored by Dr. Justin Mallett, director of diversity. The NUFP fellowship is offered to only a select number of students throughout the United States and congratulations to Tresavoya Blake for being a recipient of this prestigious honor.
They’re accepting entries for the Spring 2015 Human Mosaic calendar, so please submit Spring 2015 diversity-related programming events (event name, date, time, location and short abstract) to Diversity Director Justin Mallett (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, Dec. 12.
The American Intercultural Center (AIC) will be hosting a free lunch-and-learn webinar by the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) titled, “Institutional Self-Assessment to Improve Outcomes for Men of Color: Using the Community College Student Success Inventory.” The webinar will take place from noon to 1 p.m. CST Thursday (Dec. 4) in the Christie Theatre. The nationally advertised webinar is based on the Center for Urban Education’s project that recommends attention to 1) financial aid; 2) student support services; 3) teaching and learning; 4) institutional research; 5) minority male initiatives and programs; and 6) early alert systems. Questions? Contact Mai Lo Lee at Lom@uwgb.edu.