Diversity Forum 2016- ALL INclusive: Our Diversity Commitment in Practice

This year’s Forum, ALL INclusive: Our Diversity Commitment in Practice, will have an extended format to include UW-Madison second and third shift employees, beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1 and continuing into programming that starts at 11 p.m. that same day. Watch for schedule and registration updates.

Read more about Rabia Chaudry at http://www.rabiachaudry.com/
Read more about Rabia Chaudry at http://www.rabiachaudry.com/

This year’s keynote speaker is Rabia Chaudry, a wife, mother, attorney, President of the Safe Nation Collaborative and a National Security Fellow at the New America Foundation, who is a civically engaged legal practitioner on federal immigration law, with experience in civil liberties and national security. Chaudry’s work with the New America Foundation focuses on the empowerment of and inclusion of American Muslim communities in the national security realm providing cultural competency training to law enforcement, correctional and homeland security officials and providing national security and vulnerability training to Muslim communities and institutions.

Rabia received her Juris Doctorate from the George Mason School of Law and practiced immigration and civil rights law for over a decade before moving into the CVE policy sphere.

Rabia is a 2016 Aspen Ideas Scholar, Fellow of the Truman National Security Project, a Fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and a Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute. She is the public advocate of Adnan Syed, the wrongfully convicted man at the center of the most popular podcast in history, “Serial”, and is the co-producer and co-host of the podcast “Undisclosed”, with over 70 million downloads.  Rabia is a frequent public speaker on CVE, civil rights, faith & gender. Her writing appears in dozens of outlets and her book, “Adnan’s Story” will be published in September 2016.

Register Today:

Daytime session of the 2016 Diversity Forum: http://go.wisc.edu/d31idf

Evening session of the 2016 Diversity Forum: http://go.wisc.edu/4k2a77

Breakout Sessions to Include:

  • Campus Climate Proposal Update;
  • From Implicit Bias to Inclusive Teaching: Having the Real Conversation;
  • Building Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace: Promising Practices from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration;
  • Investing in Diversity Educators at Our Wisconsin;
  • Strategies in Resilience for Women of Color;
  • Trans-Allyship: Campus Climate and Facilities as Access;
  • Diversity of Ideology;
  • Our ALL INclusive Town Hall discussion: Communities in Crisis. What is the Call? What is the Response?

Join us for Student-Led Early Evening Breakout Sessions:

  • Boldly Supporting Sisterhood: Women of Faith Holding One Another Up;
  • UW2DC: History Makers Share Their Journey to the Smithsonian.

Join us for the Second- and Third-Shift Experience: Making a More Inclusive Campus (Starting at 11 p.m.)

 This session will focus on the fundamental values, traditions, and expectations of the UW Madison campus community. This experience will provide access to campus culture, and aims to make our campus more inclusive, especially of second and third shift employees and English language learners. This session will promote the ideas of living together as a campus community.

Our key topics include:

  • Values: diversity framework, diversity definition
  • Traditions: Badger, On Wisconsin, Shared Governance
  • Setting the Culture for Expectations: EID, bias incident response team, institutional commitment to diversity, Jump Around
  • Own your UW Experience: Group discussion, questions and feedback

For your convenience translation services will be held in the following rooms:  

English — Varsity Hall 3; Spanish – Marquee Theatre; Hmong – Industry Room; Tibetan – Agriculture Room; Chinese – Wisconsin Idea Room

*As part of the 2016 Diversity Forum,  Matthew Desmond’s presentation will be Live Streamed in the Marquee Theatre, Union South. To sign up for a seat, please go to: http://go.wisc.edu/92140y.

Matthew Desmond, a UW–Madison alumnus and author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Memorial Union Theater.

“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” the best-selling book by alumnus Matthew Desmond, is the 2016-17 selection for Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s common-reading program. The Go Big Read program is an initiative of the Office of the Chancellor.

Demand for seats was great for last year’s Go Big Read event featuring Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.”  Distributing tickets gives students the first opportunity to attend the event, now in its eighth year.  For those who can’t attend, the event will also be streamed live via the Go Big Read website and archived.  Many local venues will be hosting shared viewings of Desmond’s presentation as well.

2016 Diversity Forum Schedule:  Tuesday, November 1


Initiatives - Phase 1

8Equip campus with an online
database of UW-Madison diversity
resources. (Diversity Inventory Program)
1) Improvement and
increased utilization of the Diversity
Inventory Project (DIP). 2) Creation of a
successful mapping tool of diversity
efforts and resources on campus
In progressDIP Updates
1Climate SurveyIn progressStudent Survey
University of Wisconsin-Madison Diversity Framework R.E.E.L Change Model Diversity Plan Implementation phase 1 initiatives.