OLA/MESA Virtual Book Discussion with Jennifer De Leon, March 3

Please join MESA & UWGB Organización Latino Americano (OLA) for a virtual book discussion and conversation with author of “Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From” Jennifer De Leon. OLA will be sponsoring this virtual event. Please RSVP to receive the Microsoft Teams link. RSVP form. The virtual book discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7 p.m. (central time). Open to staff, students, and community members.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force | WHBY

Ahead of their quarterly meeting in March, Wisconsin’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force member Kristin Welch joined Josh to explain the work of the Task Force and describe the impact of missing women and girls on their families and the broader community. She will be part of a virtual panel on this topic at UW-Green Bay on Tue Feb 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Source: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force | WHBY

Evers Names 30 Equity Council Members | Urban Milwaukee

The governor announced 30 appointments today to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion. The list of appointees includes leaders from nonprofits, tribes, churches, community organizations, educational institutions, and state departments. The list names Mai J. Lo Lee, diversity director of the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Office at UW-Green Bay one of the appointments. 

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Evers Names 30 Equity Council Members | Urban Milwaukee

Appointments to Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council announced | Spooner Advocate

MESA Welcome Back Bash (virtual) is Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

Join the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office personnel as they welcome back the UW-Green Bay campus community, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 at 7 p.m. Learn about services provided by MESA, upcoming events for Spring 2021, campus/community involvement, and ways to get involved with multi-ethnic student organizations. This event will be held virtually, a link to join the event will be sent to registered participants prior to the event. Sign up today or register by Monday, Feb. 8. All are welcome. This is a great opportunity for new faculty/staff to learn about MESA.

 

‘Don’t Ask Me Where I am From’ is the Spring 2021 MESA Book Read

Update: MESA’s supply of books are spoken for. Please consider purchasing your own book and participating. Get a jump on the Spring 2021 MESA Book Read over break. Join Cindy Johnson, MESA multicultural advisor for a virtual discussion on the book, “Don’t Ask Where I am From” by Jennifer De Leon, about a first-generation American girl named Liliana Cruz, who gets invited to attend a prestigious high school. While in high school, not only does Liliana learn about herself, she learns about family secrets while also experiencing racism and segregation at school. Find more information about the book on YouTube, 5 Reasons to be Riveted by Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon (less than 3 minutes). MESA will be purchasing a limited amount of copies of “Don’t Ask Me Where I am From.” Please complete this form if you are interested in this event by Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. More information regarding book pick up/or mailing AND the virtual book discussion that will be held during late February/early March will be sent to your UW-Green Bay that you include on the form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cindy at johnsoci@uwgb.edu.

Kwanzaa

Reminder: Kwanzaa Celebration is Saturday, Dec. 5

Join online for UW-Green Bay’s annual Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This year’s celebration theme is Ujima principle, which stands for collective work and responsibility. Keynote speaker is UW-Green Bay Vice Chancellor for Inclusivity and Student Affairs, Corey King, Ph.D. This event is open to campus and the community. Register here, by Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. For more information, or if you have a disability and would like to discuss accommodations, please contact the Office of Student Life at 920-465-2720. UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff only can request a Kwanzaa meal and ‘Kwanzaa at Home’ packet to be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 prior to the virtual event. Students/staff/faculty who register after this date cannot request a meal. The event is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Black Student Union (BSU), the Office of Student Life (OSL) and Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA).

Tonight: Exploring Intersectionality within Blackness Event

Tonight, Nov. 18 at 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.