UW-Green Bay Archives launch ‘Our Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories of Northeastern Wisconsin’ digital collection and free screening of documentary ‘Wisconsin Pride’


Documentary is a collaboration between PBS Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Historical Society

Green Bay, WI — The UW-Green Bay Archives Department is excited to offer two events to the campus community and greater region that focus on the stories of the area’s LGBTQ+ community. Both events are being held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Our Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories of Northeastern Wisconsin

Launch of the digital collection features stories from the local LGBTQ+ community, spotlighting more than 40 interviews of unique and personal narratives, making LGBTQ+ history come alive. This project was done collaboratively between local community members and UW-Green Bay undergraduate students.

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024
  • 5:30 – 6 p.m.
  • The Weidner, Fort Howard Hall

Wisconsin Pride

Free screening of the two-hour documentary that shows Wisconsin history through a new lens, bringing hidden LGBTQ+ stories forward and reconsidering our state’s history in that light. This documentary is a groundbreaking collaboration between PBS Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024
  • Doors open at 6 p.m. screening begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Weidner, Cofrin Hall

“These two events are shining examples of ways UW-Green Bay connects to our community,” said Deb Anderson, coordinator for the UW-Green Bay Archives. “The events highlight an important aspect of our region’s history, and one that’s not always acknowledged. Everyone has a story. We are excited to share these often silenced voices of the LGBTQ+ community.”

These events serve as a lead up to the opening on February 10, 2024 of the museum exhibit, Telling Our Stories: LGBTQ+ Voices of Northeastern Wisconsin. This collaborative exhibit with the Neville Public Museum draws heavily on the Our Voices collection created by the UW-Green Bay Archives Department.

For more information or to discuss disability accommodations, please contact the Archives Department at 920-465-2539 or archives@uwgb.edu.

Note to members of the media: The following people will be available to interview at the event.

  • Dulce Maria Vlisides, Associate Director of Community Engagement and Impact, PBS Wisconsin
  • Andrew Carlson, Community Engagement Manager, PBS Wisconsin
  • Debra Anderson, Coordinator, UW-Green Bay Archives
  • Kimberley Reilly, UW-Green Bay Associate Professor, Chair of History, and Co-Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies
  • UW-Green Bay students involved with the project
  • UW-Green Bay alumnus who participated in the oral history project

About UW-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a school of resilient problem solvers who dare to reach higher with the power of education that ignites growth and answers the biggest challenges. Serving 10,300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students as well as 67,500 continuing education learners annually, UW-Green Bay offers 200 academic degrees, programs, and certificates. With four campus locations in Northeast Wisconsin, the University’s access mission welcomes all students who want to learn, from every corner of the world. Championing bold thinking since opening its doors in 1965, it is a university on the rise — Wisconsin’s fastest growing UW. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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