UW’s First-Year Student Diversity Training Sees Major Changes

Our Wisconsin, the first-year student diversity training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, had an extensive change this school year with marginalized students in mind.  “My goal was removing the burden from marginalized students to educate their white peers on these issues,” Aaminah Long said. Long is beginning her second year as the Coordinator for Inclusion … Continue reading UW’s First-Year Student Diversity Training Sees Major Changes

UW–Madison’s Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) presents their 11th annual Line Breaks Festival from April 11-16, 2017

(Press Release) Presented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement and produced by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), the Line Breaks Festival brings the top new aesthetics in contemporary performance art to Madison. It has evolved into a space for the investigation of contemporary American culture through the … Continue reading UW–Madison’s Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) presents their 11th annual Line Breaks Festival from April 11-16, 2017

Graduate Student Breaks Ground on Multiracial Student Experiences

by L Malik Anderson Brittany Ota walks into the Center for Cultural Enrichment housed in Witte Hall, places her jacket on the shoulders of her office chair, sits her purse under her desk, and clocks in every Monday at 11 a.m. to begin another week of providing university resources and emotional support to students. “I … Continue reading Graduate Student Breaks Ground on Multiracial Student Experiences

Silence Broken, What’s Next: Addressing Sexual Assault in Black Community

This past Sunday, the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha posted an official statement on their Facebook page regarding the current sexual assault climate on UW-Madison's campus. The statement comes after months of shared frustrations within the black student community following allegations against a member in the fraternity late last semester; however these accusations … Continue reading Silence Broken, What’s Next: Addressing Sexual Assault in Black Community

North Carolina activist spreads power to UW Campus

Last Wednesday, freedom fighter Bree Newsome visited the UW campus to lead a workshop and keynote speech to UW students. Newsome's workshop and speech both centered around the idea of direct action: use of strikes, demonstrations or other public forms of protest rather than negotiation to achieve one's demands. While Newsome began work with the … Continue reading North Carolina activist spreads power to UW Campus