The Dean of Students Office and University Health Services is working to offer space for UW students to explore The Role of White People in Racial Justice and Anti-Racism. The lead co-facilitators are Dr. Christina Olstad, Dean of Students and Dr. Mel Freitag, Diversity Officer, School of Nursing. Students will be able to sign up to attend the event as an additional safety measure for the virtual space.
The Role of White People in Racial Justice and Anti-Racism provides a space to gather, process, and explore ways to commit to racial justice as an aspiring White ally.
Goals of The Role of White People in Racial Justice and Anti-Racism
- To provide a dialogue space for students to talk and process the news and media coverage of the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, and other current events
- To build affinity between aspiring White allies around topics of race, racial justice, and social justice
- To allow space to share strategies for self-care, learning, and further action
- To share resources to promote further growth and development
An example resource was developed by DDEEA: https://diversity.wisc.edu/resources-for-white-allies/
Students can fill out the pre-survey here: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cHnlDA1bo6yQ9qR.
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Faculty/staff: If you are interested in being a co-facilitator for a smaller break out group, please reply back to Christina Olstad by Tuesday, June 16th