Application Process Now Open for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Teaching Consultants

Faculty and instructors are invited to apply for the new Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Teaching Consultants Program. Selected participants will develop and evaluate projects designed to increase the use of equity-minded and inclusive pedagogies or practices by others within their college. They will earn a $5,000 stipend over the course of a calendar year and have the support of CATL and the Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center. To learn more about the program and to apply, please copy and paste this site into your browser. Please direct questions to Caroline Boswell, Stacie Christian, or Kris Vespia.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Online ‘The Laramie Project’ set in Green Bay | WFRV TV

Directed by Rebecca Stone Thornberry, UWGB Theatre’s production features a diverse cast with each actor playing multiple roles. The play contains more than 60 characters.

“A powerful production examining the prejudice and bias against the LGBTQ community, the play also offers hope by exploring our ability to rise above a tragedy, as well as inspiration that change and a more accepting culture can be achieved,” the press release says.

Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Online ‘The Laramie Project’ set in Green Bay | WFRV TV

Hmong Day Celebration becomes official with help from former Manitowoc Campus student

On April 19 at 6:30 p.m, Mayor Justin Nickels signed a resolution making May 14 the official Hmong Day Celebration in Manitowoc. Pa Lee (alumna of Manitowoc Campus, AA ’20) was instrumental in bringing the resolution forward.

Manitowoc is the second city in Wisconsin to create a Hmong Day Celebration.  Appleton was first.  Minnesota has had a statewide Hmong Day for years.

For more information, visit the City of Manitowoc Facebook Page.

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Inclusion Begins Within

No one would deny we live in changing times.

And when Stacey Groll, assistant to the mayor for the City of Manitowoc, Wis. saw an opportunity to do her part, she went for it. The change? Helping to develop a greater sense of equity, diversity and inclusion within herself, city government and ultimately the community she’s lived in all her life.

That’s why she enrolled in UW-Green Bay’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate Program. Building diversity is as much a practice as it is a field of study. And definitely a tall order within a five-week program that’s entirely online. Was it worth the effort?

“Absolutely!” Groll says, “For both my professional and personal development.”

Some realizations arrived early-on. Diving into issues involving equity, diversity and inclusion can be very intimidating at the onset. “The starting point for me was realizing how much I really have to learn.” But then she realized that it was the diversity of her fellow students and interacting with them that made the program come alive. “It was amazing! Everyone’s experience was different.”

Groll has no plans on stopping. Her goal is to develop a committee within city government so employees can increase their sense of inclusion and together create a more inviting and welcoming workplace. And then after that, invite members of the community to create their own committee in partnership with the City of Manitowoc.

“I want to pull in leaders from different organizations and communities that may be underrepresented. Anyone that has a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion.”

That would certainly include Groll, who is looking forward to the second level of the program and completing her certification. And after that? She’s just getting started….

Groll was a participant the Diversity, Equity and Diversity Certificate Program, offered by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

UW-Green Bay is Meeting the Demand Locally and Across the U.S. for Inclusivity Training

Now enrolling new sessions for April & May

Green Bay, Wis.—What started as a pilot program for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity earlier this year at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is now registering for its third session. The program is attracting a diverse group of professionals throughout Wisconsin and from states as far afield as Florida, California and New York. Businesses and organizations are registering entire teams for the online training and looking forward to onsite customized trainings in the near future.

Joining the national call for racial justice, UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement hosted a webinar to evaluate interest in a certificate program dedicated to nurturing environments of diversity, equity and inclusion at work, at home and in our communities. The webinar’s response initiated the launch of the foundational (Level 1) program in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in November 2020. A Level 2 program was added January of 2021.

“The launching of this certificate program focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion speaks to UW-Green Bay’s responsiveness and commitment to being a community beacon for advancing for racial justice,” says  the University’s Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity & Student Affairs, Corey King.

The primary instructor for the course is Reverend Lex Cade-White, who has facilitated dialogues and conversations in communities and congregations about race, class, gender, and spirituality for more than 10 years and has done research on race and multiculturalism and comparisons around feminism, race and religion.

About the program, Rev. Cade-White said, “Level 1 participants in the first course engaged in very rich astute questions, reflection and growth around what they see DEI looking like, what they hope for it and how they can improve and sustain things. The students interested in the deeper dive gained in Level 2 are looking forward to gaining more tools and awareness to better apply concepts to their workplaces and organizations.”

Each level is five weeks in duration and takes place 100 percent online, comprised of online self-study and a virtual discussion and panel presentation. Panelists are experts from the community or University and have included Stacie Christian, director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center at UW-Green Bay, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professional speaker and facilitator Lisa Koenecke. In each session, participants learn as a cohort and build on their self-study with discussion groups and peer to peer learning.

Response to the program has been effusive and enthusiastic.

“The program is amazing!” said Ultimate Medical Company’s (Tampa, Fl) Director of Talent Heather Fleetwood. “I am already using so much in my job.”

Other participants have commented that the program is the most thorough, providing outstanding value and return on investment.

Level 1 (Foundational) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is enrolling now, and sessions will begin the week of April 19. Level 2 (Advanced) is also enrolling for two cohorts with sessions beginning the weeks of March 15 and May 3, respectively. Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2.

To learn more about the program, visit the program website at http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/certificate-programs/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/ or contact Tammy Clausen, Business Development Specialist at 715-504-3305 or clausent@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility. For more information, visit: http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-education/

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LGBTQ students in the Green Bay Campus Pride Center

UW-Green Bay expands LGBTQ+ services to Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses

Services are made possible by generous funding support from the LaForce Family Foundation

Green Bay, Wis.— The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is announcing the expansion of its Campus Pride Center—currently located at the Green Bay Campus and the Community LGBT Center at Marinette, to both its Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campus locations.

The Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses are opening Pride (LGBTQ+) Centers that will be staffed by interns 10 hours per week. The staffing of the interns is made possible by generous funding support from the LaForce Family Foundation. Pride Center interns will provide social support and resources for LGBTQ+ students, their families and allies, and will collaborate with local LGBTQ+ community organizations on Pride events and initiatives.

“The ability to bring such a resource to our campus is a collaboration between our Green Bay Campus Pride Center, community organizations and the generosity of the LaForce Family Foundation,” said Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campus CEO Jamie Schramm. “Community collaboration is an important aspect of any successful modern university. Our faculty member Thomas Campbell was engaged with local community organizations and asked the question, ‘Is this possible?’ It was imperative for those of us in leadership positions to remove any roadblocks to this initiative and ensure our campuses and communities represent a diverse and wide-ranging set of perspectives.”

In addition, the Pride Center will place an intern 10 hours a week at the Kress Center on the Green Bay Campus. The focus of this internship is to develop the new LGBTQ+ student-athlete ally group which provides support, resources and events centered on student-athletes.

UW-Green Bay leaders anticipate that the expansion of services will fill a community need, based on its tremendous response in Marinette and Green Bay.

“Since its opening in 2017, the Marinette Campus Community LGBT Center has been working to enhance and sustain the lives of LGBT people in our community through resources, support, information and a safe and inclusive space,” said Marinette Campus CEO Cindy Bailey. “We are the only community resource center available to serve Marinette, Menominee and Oconto Counties, and during our short time, we have seen a large number of individuals and family members come through our doors and attend our events to find themselves accepted and part of a greater community.”

Each of these interns will help with SAFE Ally training, social support groups, classroom and community education, and leadership within the Pride Center youth camps that occur year-round.

The Pride Center is currently in the process of interviewing students for the eight La Force Foundation intern positions. Interns have been selected for the Sheboygan and Kress locations. Students who are interested in applying should contact Stacie Christian, Ph.D. at christis@uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay joins in MLK Celebration, Monday, Jan. 18

Join us online Monday, January 18, 2021 for the annual Brown County MLK Celebration!

All are welcome at this free event for all ages and cultures. The community celebration will be held online this year at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

At this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, we welcome you to:

  • Enjoy music by local artists
  • Hear the inspiring words of Dr. King
  • Help us remember and honor people who have built our county and our country
  • See the work of area students who competed in the annual MLK poster, essay and poetry contest for the past several years

Vice Chancellor Corey King and Chancellor Mike Alexander are among the speakers.

See more including a link to the virtual presentation.

UW-Green Bay announces new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate Program

Program Aims to Promote Social Evolution, Give Everyone a Voice

Green Bay, Wis.—Giving everyone a voice is the goal of a new certificate program being offered by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The launch of the new noncredit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate Program will be in February 2021. The goal of the program is to promote social evolution in workplaces, organizations and communities.

The program is being offered at two levels, both of which are 100% online. Level 1 includes four core courses over four weeks, covering multi-facets of diversity and privilege. The second week will include a live online discussion and Q&A of workplace conversations, and the fifth and final week will engage participants in a panel discussion with DEI spokespeople and experts.

The Level 2 program will encompass a deeper dive into DEI and how to make it central to your culture, including the development of a functional project to implement in the workplace or community.

Lead instructor for the program is Reverend Lex Cade-White, hospital chaplain at Advocate Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee and community minister affiliated with Ebenezer UCC in Sheboygan. Reverend Cade-White has facilitated dialogues and conversations in communities and congregations about race, class, gender and spirituality for more than 10 years. Also included in the program are panel experts Lisa Koenecke, founder of Inclusion Ally, and Stacie Christian, Ph.D., Director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center at UW-Green Bay.

Reverend Cade-White says she hopes the program will “help people think more crucially and intentionally about how to create a safer space for work, organizations and community.”

The certificate program is being created and facilitated by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. For more information on the certificate program, please visit http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/certificate-programs/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/  or contact Tammy Clausen, Business Development Specialist, at clausent@uwgb.edu. 

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 8,700 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, D-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.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility

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MESA Series, ‘Exploring Intersectionality within Blackness’ is Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Miriam Brabham of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) will virtually host a panel discussion, “Exploring Intersectionality Within Blackness.” The panel consists of Brabham and Professors Tohoro and Gichobi, Jonathan Allen of Admissions, and students Azi Onama and Rania Jones. This discussion is open to the public. The different perspectives offered by this panel should invoke a lively discussion on how different the lived Black experience can be. Please join via TEAMs for this open, honest, and authentic conversation. It is free and open to the public, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.