The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) invites the UW-Green Bay community to the open forums for three invited candidates for its multicultural advisor position. Please email Mai J. Lo Lee to get a Microsoft Teams invitation for the following open forums:
Community leaders hope to inspire change by addressing racial injustice in Green Bay through a series of town hall discussions.
The Where We Live:Virtual Town Hall Event drew more people than expected reaching capacity before it even started. Mai Lo Lee is the director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at UW-Green Bay. She thinks it’s time for leaders and others in northeast Wisconsin to embrace equity and inclusion. She thinks the best thing a white ally can do is advocate for a community that is underrepresented. The event was scheduled by the Greater Green Bay YWCA and the non-profit is planning more virtual events.
Protestors both peaceful and otherwise are showcasing the frustrations and anger that’s prevalent in society right now. That’s why Green Bay community leaders from all walks of life met in a virtual meeting to talk about what can move our community forward in a positive direction.
Community leaders hope to inspire change by addressing racial injustice in Green Bay through a series of town hall discussions. UW-Green Bay director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Mai Lo Lee, is a part of these discussions.
Book sales on topics such as discrimination and anti-racism are on the rise.
“I think what’s happening now is a lot of people are saying ‘you know what, I don’t think that’s enough’, but because they don’t know the how, and I think that’s where the book reading has been increasing, is where they’re saying ‘you know I don’t think it’s enough that I’m not racist,” said Mai Lo Lee.
Mai Lo Lee said by reading you can slow down from the mass of information you see online, and possibly better contribute to the cause.
“Especially with the education of knowing how powerful it is when racism is corrected or ended by a white person and I always say this is where your voice is much more powerful when you’re correcting somebody within your own community or someone who has affinity with you,” said Mai Lo Lee.
Mai Lo Lee, director of multi-ethnic student affairs (MESA) joins other leaders in Wisconsin to give a message of hope to the state. See her message here. Source: #WisconsinStrong: leaders from across the state offer message of hope | Madison 365.
On Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, the Greater Green Bay Boys and Girls Club celebrated Black History Month. UW-Green Bay MESA Director Mai Lo Lee is quoted in the article, stating how important it is to give children a physical space to allow them to celebrate their identity. More via Greater Green Bay Boys and Girls Club observes Black History Month | Fox 11.
First Nations Education and Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) invites the UW-Green Bay campus community to a free online webinar training event titled, “The Dehumanization of Indigenous Women,” Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Christie Theater. Through both quantitative and qualitative research methods, Stephanie Cross (Comanche Nation) and Emma Allen (Cherokee Nation) will investigate various ways that Indigenous women experience dehumanization and the mechanisms underlying how they are dehumanized by others. This session will examine the effects of dehumanization on Indigenous women and their experiences both in and outside of the University of Oklahoma.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.