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.

UWGB among the best LGBTQ-friendly colleges & universities | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

(WHBL) – UW-Green Bay has been recognized by Campus Pride as one of the best LGBTQ-Friendly colleges and universities. The list was released Friday as part of LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day.  The list uses an index which includes institutional support and exemplary commitment to LGBTQ-inclusion in policy, program and practice. The Director of the University’s Pride Center, Stacie Christian, said students have had internship opportunities to advocate for policy change, to lead in Pride youth leadership and history camps, and to educate about LGBTQ+ concerns. But most importantly, Christian says, the campus recognizes the opportunity to continue to grow in its own learning and understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals and how to better serve those persons and the communities in the future.

Source: UWGB Among the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

UW-Green Bay named Top 40 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities

Green Bay, Wis.—Campus Pride commemorated LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day this week, with the release of its 2020 BEST OF THE BEST LGBTQ-Friendly listing of colleges and universities. UW-Green Bay was among the Top 40 and one of the best in the Midwest Region based on an index which includes institutional support and exemplary commitment to LGBTQ-inclusion in policy, program and practice.

“UW-Green Bay recognizes that student success occurs when students are provided experiences that support them both now, and in the future,” says Stacie Christian, director of inclusive excellence and UW-Green Bay’s Pride center. “Being selected as a one of the Campus Pride 2020 Best of the Best College & Universities is important because it provides recognition of the effort that many have put into making UWGB more inclusive of individuals who are LGBTQ+. Students can select the name and pronouns they wish to use, they can attend events that support their interests and values, they can talk to professors about how to make courses more inclusive, they can meet each other within safe and  inclusive living housing (SAIL), or in the Pride Center, or for now, in online chatrooms where they feel safe.”

For nearly two decades, Campus Pride has advocated and supported college and university campuses to improve LGBTQ campus life and change institutional policies, programs and practices,” according to the Campus Pride press release. The Campus Pride Index (CPI), located at www.CampusPrideIndex.org, provides a benchmarking tool to assess LGBTQ-inclusion efforts from academics, to student life, to housing, to recruitment and retention activities. The full listing may be found online: www.CampusPride.org/2020BESTOFTHEBEST.

Christian said that UW-Green Bay students, through the Pride Center, have had internship opportunities to advocate in the community for policy change, to lead in Pride youth leadership and history camps, and to educate about LGBTQ+ concerns in health care, academic arenas, municipalities, businesses, and non-profits.

“But more importantly, the campus recognizes the opportunity to continue to grow in its own learning and understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals, and where we will go from here to continue to serve LGBTQ+ and our communities,” Christian said.

This year Campus Pride highlighted colleges and universities by region. Campus Pride works with more than 1,400 colleges and universities annually to improve the quality of campus life for LGBTQ people and to create safer, more inclusive campus communities.

The 2020 BEST OF THE BEST College & University listing is based on the data provided annually through the CPI related to policies, programs and practice. The research is analyzed by the Campus Pride research team using the proven CPI LGBTQ-Friendly factors and knowledge of the LGBTQ higher education landscape.

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Peace, Equity and Social Justice Virtual Camp coming to students and families

In collaboration with Eddie Moore, Jr., of America and Moore and The Privilege Institute, UW-Green Bay has created a Peace, Equity and Social Justice virtual camp for middle school students, high school students and their parents for four weeks beginning Oct. 25, 2020. The camp is designed to help prepare citizens and future leaders with the skills and knowledge essential to the conversation around issues of diversity, power and privilege. New content every week with three age-appropriate tracks. Optional live Q&A sessions. Inspire #RealTalk with your kids to ensure a bright and positive future. America is changing, and Eddie Moore, Jr., invites families to join him in the evolution.

Eddie Moore, Jr., Ph.D., is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and national educators. He has pursued and achieved success in the world of academia, business, diversity and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity and cultural competency trainings and workshops for K-12 schools, community organizations, businesses, colleges and universities all across the world. Moore has presented at national and international conferences focusing on issues of diversity, youth, community, education, cultural competency, leadership, white privilege and other forms of oppression. Eddie is a dynamic, personal diversity consultant and public speaker. His presentations are interactive, fun, challenging, informative and practical.

Eddie Moore, Jr.

Inclusivity and Equity Level 1 Foundations 1 & 2 Training

Inclusivity and Equity Level 1 Foundations 1 & 2; and Level 2 training is occurring several times this academic year. To inquire about how to earn a Level 1 or 2 Inclusivity and Equity Certificate, or to submit a request to be invited to Level 1 Foundations 1 & 2 training, or Level 2 training, please complete a short Qualtrics survey and Stacie Christian, Ph.D., Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center, will respond to your survey inquiries. Or, you can contact Stacie at christis@uwgb.edu.

High School Fall Pride

High School Fall Pride Camp

New youth programs being offered for fall include free High School Fall Pride Camp, designed to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community through history, art, music and media. Students will focus on how to become positive leaders. There will also be a Parent Fall Pride Discussion on Tuesday, October 6. Fall in love with learning.

High School Fall Pride Camp
Oct. 8-29
4 Weekly Sessions | New Content Every Week
Free
Grades 9-12