Join the Diversity Task Force for a discussion on the book ‘Refugee’

Join the Diversity Task Force for a discussion on the book “Refugee” by Alan Gratz on Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the 1965 Room (University Union)! Participants will receive a free book and will get an email once books arrive to pick up in the Dean of Students Office. Books available while supplies last. Sign up on the website. Questions? Contact the Diversity Task Force at diversitytaskforce@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay and Building For Kids celebrate Diversity Discovery Free Day

The Building For Kids partnered with Celebrate Diversity and the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay to host Discover Diversity Free Day Sunday. “Doors opened at noon where family and friends came to learn about the different heritages and cultures that make Northeast Wisconsin unique,” Fox 11 reported. “From making traditional Hmong necklaces with students from UW-Green Bay to learning an African dance families were able to learn, discover and celebrate diversity.”

UW-Green Bay Kwanzaa featured on Fox 11

The University of Wisconsin Green Bay hosted a Kwanzaa celebration Saturday, Dec. 9. The community and students were invited to learn about the cultural holiday while enjoying festive music and dance. Fox 11 was there. The event is sponsored by the American Intercultural Center, Black Student Union, Office of Student Life and Diversity Task Force.

More on the Kwanzaa Celebration, Saturday, Dec. 9

Join organizers for the Kwanzaa Celebration, Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration based on the tradition of the African harvest festival emphasizing community and cultural pride. Enjoy music, dancing and food and learning about the holiday’s origins, rites and symbols. This year’s celebration focuses on Imani principle, which is faith. The guest keynote speaker is Ajamou Butler from Milwaukee, Wis. who will share his story of faith and Heal the Hood MKE. In addition, music and dancing will be from Nefertari Dance Company. This dynamic group involves community participants from age 3 to 18. This is a free, public event and light lunch and refreshments will be provided while supplies last. The event is sponsored by the American Intercultural Center, Black Student Union, Office of Student Life and Diversity Task Force.

Submit programs and events for Human Mosaic

The Human Mosaic is a campus wide publication of UW-Green Bay programs that relate to diversity for students, staff, faculty and Green Bay community members. The Human Mosaic is traditionally distributed at the beginning of the semester. To submit programs for the Spring 2018 Human Mosaic, please use the online submission form and enter an online submission for each event. The deadline submission date is Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.

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Reminder: Diversity Task Force fundraiser to support Puerto Rico

A reminder that the UW-Green Bay Diversity Task Force is asking for help in raising funds for the people of Puerto Rico. The goal is to raise $5,000 by the end of the week. Donations are being collected at various campus offices and booths (including the Office of International Education, Student Life, Dean of Students and American Intercultural Center). There is also an online donation option. Additionally, various members of the campus community have pledged to do “challenges” at different amounts of funds raised. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/diversity-task-force, visit our Facebook event page, or email diversitytaskforce@uwgb.edu.

‘Changing the face of fashion’ presentation, Oct. 26

Mariah Idrissi will visit campus on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. Idrissi is the world’s first hijab wearing model to be signed to ‘Select’ models and featured in a global campaign for H&M. As well as a model, she is an international public speaker promoting female empowerment and is part of a growing movement bringing modest fashion to the masses regardless of faith or background. She will be speaking on the changing face of fashion. The event will be free and open to the public. The UW-Green Bay Diversity Task Force, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health Education and Social Welfare, and the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships are the sponsors.

Diversity Task Force is raising $ with fun for Puerto Rico

The Diversity Task Force is asking for help in raising money for the people in Puerto Rico. The goal is to raise $5,000 by Oct. 29. Visit the event posted on the UWGB Diversity Task Force facebook account to find donation locations/links, pledge challenges, and additional information. Donations will go to UNICEF USA Puerto Rico Relief. Members of the campus community will participate in challenges if the Task Force meets certain goals, including Grant Winslow, program coordinator for Student Life, shaving his head and beard if the $5,000 goal is met. Contact Jemma Lund at lundj@uwgb.edu with questions.

Postponed: H. Samy Alim presentation is postponed until fall of 2017

Update, due to medical reasons, this program has been postponed until fall of 2017:
Prof. H. Samy Alim of Stanford University will be speaking at UW-Green Bay on Monday, April 24, 2017. Alim is an internationally renowned scholar on race, culture and linguistics. He is an expert on the analyses of youth culture, hip hop and education as well as the ways in which speech and language are racialized. His books include Articulate While Black, Raciolinguistics and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy. He will be presenting the following talks:

  • “Understanding Linguicism” at 9:30 a.m. in the 1965 room
  • “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” at 12:30 p.m. in the 1965 room
  • “Racing Language and Languaging Race in Hyper-Racial Times” at 3:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre.

Alim’s visit is sponsored by the Professional Program in Education, the Diversity Task Force, American Intercultural Center and the Black Student Union. For more information on Professor Alim’s visit, please contact Christin DePouw at depouwc@uwgb.edu.