Event will journey through history of LGBTQ+ activism at UW–Madison

Poster featuring archive protest photos and rainbow LGBTQ pride imagery with text “We are here: A journey through activism with and for LGBTQ+ communities at UW–Madison. Tuesday, October 18th, 6-8 p.m. Wisconsin Historical Society. Panel and reception. Accommodations or questions? Call us at 608-265-3344 or email LGBTQ@studentaffairs.wisc.edu.”

The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC) and the Public History Project will host a free event on Oct. 18 exploring LGBTQ+ history at UW–Madison from the ’90s to now.

The event, “We Are Here: A journey through activism with and for LGBTQ+ communities at UW–Madison,” will feature a panel of speakers including the founder of UW’s GSCC, an ROTC protester, QTPOC organizers, a former ASM chair, and recent alumni. After the panel, check out the traveling art exhibit “We Will Always Be Here: Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ Historymakers
featuring eight change agents imagined by Madison artist nipinet landsam. A catered reception will follow.

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, October 18
  • Time: 6–8 p.m.
  • Location: Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI
  • Cost: Free and open to public

Live CART captioning will be provided. The meeting space has built-in theater seats on an incline with additional wide chairs and wheelchair space at top and bottom. Vegan and gluten-free refreshments will be included. Please contact event planners at lgbtq@studentaffairs.wisc.edu or 608-265-3344 with questions or accommodation requests.