Reminder: I am Psyched! National Tour here until Feb. 22

Don’t forget to check out the “I am Psyched” exhibit on the fourth floor of the David A. Cofrin Library before it is gone! The last day of the tour is Friday, Feb. 22, 2020. This program is co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Psychology, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, MultiEthnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force and Feminists for Action. For more information, please contact Christine Smith at smithc@uwgb.edu.

I am Psyched! National Tour at UW-Green Bay, Feb. 10-20

From Feb. 10 to 22, 2020, I am Psyched! will explore the history and contemporary contributions of women in color in psychology as they engage in psychological science, practice and social justice. In addition to the events, there will be an exhibit, created by the American Psychological Association’s Women’s Programs Office, highlighting achievements of women of color in psychology.

The events include:

  • Opening reception, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4 to 6 p.m. Cofrin Library, fourth floor. This reception will launch the exhibit and will include guest speakers, a photo booth, food and information on notable women of color in psychology.
  • Speaker Sheng Lee, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m. Cofrin Library, fourth floor. Sheng Lee will speak about the local need for access to multicultural therapy. She runs Us 2 Behavioral Health Care in Appleton, which addresses current disparities in mental health services for minorities, and teaches the Masters of Social Work Program at UW-Green Bay.
  • Photo Booth…This is what a psychologist looks like!, Feb. 17 to 22, University Union. Stop by the table at the University Union and envision yourself as a future psychologist!
  • I Am Psyched Talks, Monday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m. Cofrin Library, Fourth Floor. These are four short minute talks by students on four amazing women of color in psychology.

This program is co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Psychology, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, MultiEthnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force and Feminists for Action. For more information, please contact Christine Smith at smithc@uwgb.edu.

Participate in the Greater Green Bay Community Book Read and get a free book

The Chancellor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence and the Diversity Task Force are excited to announce its participation in the Greater Green Bay Community Book Read from Jan. 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020. Author Debby Irving’s “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race” book has been chosen for the Greater Green Bay Community Book Read for 2020. All are welcome to join this campus book discussion!

For a free book, please sign up online: 2020 Greater Green Bay Book Read, or through this link. Sign up now to reserve a book! Also, save the date for Thursday, April 30, 2020 for a discussion with the author, Debby Irving, at St. Norbert College.

This Community Book Read program is organized through The Privilege Institute and is in partnership with: St. Norbert College, Young Womens Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.), Humana, Schreiber, Green Bay Public Schools, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and UW-Green Bay.

‘The First Amendment and Trademark with Simon Tam’ coming to UW-Green Bay on Sunday, April 28

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be presenting “The First Amendment and Trademark with Simon Tam” on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms located in the University Union.

Tam is the founder of the world’s first all-Asian American dance rock band, The Slants. But he is perhaps best-known for The Slants’ landmark legal battle in the Supreme Court (Matel v. Tam) that helped expand First Amendment rights in trademark law for minority communities. Tam is an author, activist and motivational speaker and has made multiple TEDx appearances.

This event is sponsored by UW-Green Bay Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Diversity Task Force, Student Life and Good Times Programming. Please call MESA at 920-465-2522 to discuss accommodations.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Reminder: UW-Green Bay to host Kwanzaa Celebration this Saturday (Dec. 8)

Kwanzaa 2018: A Celebration of Unity will be held in the University Union Phoenix Rooms on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Diversity Task Force, Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union (BSU), this free and public event will provide free food and entertainment for all. The guest keynote speaker is Eddie Moore, Jr. Ph.D, who will share his story of unity. Learn more.

UW-Green Bay to host Kwanzaa 2018: A Celebration of Unity, Dec. 8

GREEN BAY – In a time of fraction and discord, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Diversity Task Force, Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) welcome the community to join together for a celebration of umoja (unity) at UW–Green Bay’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration! This year’s event will be held in the University Union Phoenix Rooms on Dec. 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free food and entertainment for all.

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African and African-American culture and identity, based on the seven principles of African heritage. This year, we celebrate the principle of umoja, an attempt to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community and nation. All are welcome to attend regardless of background, faith or culture, as we celebrate the commonalities and values that bring us together rather than the differences that drive us apart.

Delivering the keynote address this year is Eddie Moore, Jr. Ph.D. Moore is the founder of America & MOORE, an organization that provides comprehensive diversity and cultural competency trainings and workshops for schools, businesses and other organizations around the world. He has presented at national and international conferences on issues of diversity, youth, community, cultural competency and more.

In addition to a lunch menu celebrating African and African-American heritage and cuisine, the Kwanzaa celebration will also feature unique performances ranging from spoken word poetry to dance to singing. Local vendors and non-profit organizations will also be on hand with additional resources, information, and unique products and opportunities for giving.

For more information about the Kwanzaa event or for media inquiries, please contact Rosa Serrano, multicultural advisor in the MESA office at 920-465-2522 or at serranor@uwgb.edu. For more on MESA or the BSU, visit https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

About Mesa:

The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office provides advising, services and activities that promote the academic success, personal growth and development of multi-ethnic students. MESA also conducts educational programs that enhance learning, promote respect and appreciation for racial and ethnic diversity. MESA supports the academic mission of UW-Green Bay and contributes to the development of a campus community dedicated to diversity of thought and experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

About Black Student Union:

The Black Student Union (BSU) at UW-Green Bay celebrates and supports the Black experience through academic and social support, developing cultural awareness, and discussing both historical and contemporary achievements and challenges throughout Black history. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/student-orgs/black-student-union/.

About Student Life:

UW-Green Bay Student Life is dedicated to promoting student engagement and involvement through programming and the support of on-campus student organizations that empower students to create a unique extracurricular experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/student-life/.

About Diversity Task Force:

The Diversity Task Force is a campus committee dedicated to educating and informing the UW-Green Bay campus community about diversity and inclusive excellence initiatives on campus through programming, providing resources, and collaborating with campus departments, student organizations, and community partners. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/diversity-task-force/.

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LatinX: Beyond the Gender Binary, Tuesday, Oct. 2

When did Latino become Latinx? What does the X mean? Get your questions answered at this engaging workshop that contextualizes the use of the terms “Hispanic,” “Latina/o,” to present-day “Latinx,” exploring how “Latinx” crafts space beyond the gender binary towards greater inclusivity. The event, Tuesday, Oct. 2 is free and open to the public.

-Session #1: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1965 Room, University Union
-Session #2: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Alumni Room (103), University Union

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Pride Center, Diversity Task Force and Inclusive Excellence. For more information, contact Claudia Guzmán: guzmanc@uwgb.edu  or 920-465-2464.

Reminder: Somos Latinas event is tomorrow (Sept. 20)

UW-Green Bay presents Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The first session will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the second session, which includes a book signing reception, will be 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. This event is free and open to the community.

Twenty-five Latina agents of change share their inspirational stories in Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists, co-edited by Andrea-Teresa Arenas, PhD, and Eloisa Gómez, who will speak at the event. Books will be available for sale at The Phoenix Bookstore on campus and at the 6 p.m. session.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force, Inclusive Excellence, The Phoenix Bookstore and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate. For more information, contact Claudia Guzmán at guzmanc@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2464..

UW-Green Bay brings ‘Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists’ to campus, Sept. 20

GREEN BAY – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay presents “Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists.” Members of the public and campus 25299062_1534372853346588_7935690592857639482_ncommunity have two opportunities to see the presentation in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Sessions will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. featuring a book signing reception.

“Somos Latinas” shares the powerful narratives of 25 activists — from outspoken demonstrators to collaborative community-builders to determined individuals working for change behind the scenes — providing proof of the long-standing legacy of Latina activism throughout Wisconsin. “Somos Latinas” draws on activist interviews conducted as part of the Somos Latinas Digital History Project, housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The book is co-edited by Andrea-Teresa Arenas, PhD, and Eloisa Gómez, who will each speak at the event. Also participating in the 6 p.m. session is:

  • Sister Melanie Maczka, executive director of Casa ALBA Melanie in Green Bay
  • Natalia Sidon, crime prevention coodinator, Green Bay Police Department; board member, youth advocate and mentor at Casa ALBA
  • Gabriela Gamboa, president, Hispanic Community Council of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Elvita Erdmann, Hispanic coordinator, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin

The books will be available for sale at The Phoenix Bookstore, located in the University Union on campus, and at the 6 p.m. session, which includes a book signing by the authors.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force, Inclusive Excellence and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate. For more information, please contact Claudia Guzmán by email at guzmanc@uwgb.edu, or by phone at 920- 465-2464.

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UW-Green Bay celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with programs next week

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, UW-Green Bay presents Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists. Two programs next Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 are free and open to the public:
Session #1: 11a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Session #2: 6 to 8:30 p.m. with a book signing reception
Location: Phoenix Room, University Union, Green Bay Campus

Here’s more: Twenty-five Latina agents of change share their inspirational stories in Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists, co-edited by Andrea-Teresa Arenas, PhD, and Eloisa Gómez, who will speak at the event.

Somos Latinas shares the powerful narratives of 25 activists — from outspoken demonstrators to collaborative community-builders to determined individuals working for change behind the scenes — providing proof of the long-standing legacy of Latina activism throughout Wisconsin. Somos Latinas draws on activist interviews conducted as part of the Somos Latinas Digital History Project, housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Books will be available for sale at The Phoenix Bookstore on campus and at the 6 p.m. session, which includes a book signing by the authors.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Diversity Task Force, Inclusive Excellence, The Phoenix Bookstore and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate. For more information, contact Claudia Guzmán: guzmanc@uwgb.edu / 920-465-2464.