Black History Month

Black History Month Poster
Black History Month Poster (pdf)

UW-Green Bay will launch Black History Month with a Celebration Kick-off Event, Monday, Feb. 4 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Expect an interactive performance by nationally known spoken word artist, writer, educator, organizer and motivational speaker Kwabena Antoine Nixon.

Saturday, February 2
Soul Food Celebration: Celebration of the Black Womyn
Noon – 3 p.m. | Phoenix Room

Monday, February 4
Black History Month: Kick-Off Event
4 – 5:30 p.m. | 1965 Room

Thursday, February 7
Study Abroad Fair: HBCU Opportunities
10 a.m. – 2p.m. | 4 – 6 p.m. | Phoenix Room

Sunday, February 10
4th Annual Diversity Discovery Free Day
Noon – 5 p.m. | Building for Kids Children’s Museum (Appleton, WI)

Sunday, February 10
Explore GB: 19 to 19: 100 Years of Packers
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Depart from UTIC
$10 – UWGB Students and $20 – non-UWGB Students.
Sign up at the UTIC.

Friday, February 15
Inclusivity & Equity:
Certificate Program (Foundations 1)
10Am-Noon | World Unity B
Certificate Program (Foundations 2)
1 – 3 p.m. | World Unity B
RSVP with Stacie Christian, Ph.D. at christis@uwgb.edu.

Friday, February 22
WI Pre-Law Diversity Day
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Depart from UTIC

Tuesday, February 26
Milwaukee 53206 Film
4 – 7 p.m. | Christie Theater

Wednesday, February 27
BlacKkKlansman Film Screening & Discussion
4 p.m. – Film | 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discussion | Christie Theatre

See poster for details.

Window displays set the stage for a spirited Homecoming 2019

Welcome back and welcome home. See how UW-Green Bay has begun the celebration for Homecoming 2019! Personnel across campus are showing their Phoenix spirit with an office window decorating contest. The last day to register for the many activities related to Homecoming 2019, including Krash the Kress, is Friday, Jan. 25. For information about 2019 Homecoming, visit www.uwgb.edu/homecoming.

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Homecoming Displays 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Prof. Shelton interviewed for TIME piece on teacher strikes

Jan. 21, 2019 TIME Magazine Cover
Jan. 21, 2019 TIME Magazine

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) researches the past and present of working people, unions, jobs and education in the United States. And now, even TIME magazine is seeking his opinion. In the article, “The History of American Teacher Strikes — And Where Los Angeles Fits In,” Shelton is quoted extensively. The story is online and in the Jan. 21, 2019 printed issue. Here’s an excerpt:

Associate Professor Jon Shelton
Jon Shelton
Associate Professor
Democracy and Justice Studies

“Jon Shelton, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and author of Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order, says several forces contributed to a spate of teacher strikes through the 1970s, including the fight for collective-bargaining rights, conflicts over inequality in segregated schools, and political and economic pressures that simultaneously forced districts to cut costs and unions to fight for increased wages.

“In some cases, you had teacher strikes that lasted two and three months because the conflicts between the school districts and the teacher unions there were so pronounced,” Shelton says.