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UW–Madison Diversity Forum 2019

November 5 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm CST

Free
Poster advertising the 2019 Diversity Forum, reading: "Building Bridges to a Better Future: Opportunities Through Access and Exposure" with keynote speaker John Quiñones of ABC News. Register today at go.wisc.edu/uwdf19

Share and review the 2019 UW–Madison Diversity Forum, which was held on Nov. 5 & 6, by accessing the resources shared at the two-day conference-style event. “Building Bridges to a Better Future: Opportunities Through Access and Exposure,” featured John Quiñones, longtime ABC News correspondent and creator and host of the “What Would You Do?” hidden camera television series.

  • Video: Programming from day one of the Diversity Forum is available for viewing online at go.wisc.edu/diversityforumlive
  • Join the conversation: See the hashtag #UWDiversityForum for what was shared by participants.

Here is a summary of the discussions, panels and breakout sessions from the 2019 Forum:

Day One, Tues. Nov. 5

More than 1,300 Registrants attended this year's Forum.s line up
The 2019 Diversity Forum set a new attendance record with more than 1,300 registered participants and standing-room only crowds. Photo by Ingrid Laas.

Panel Discussion

Should I Say Something? Exploring the Barriers Around Responding to Incidents and Bias

  • Pia Kinney James, Retired Police Officer, Madison Police Department
  • Gabe Javier, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Identity and Inclusion, Student Affairs
  • Cleda Wang, Assistant Director of Residence Life for Inclusion, University Housing

Breakout Sessions

Building Equity and Inclusion in Public Schools

  • John B. Diamond, Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education, School of Education
  • Nichelle Nichols, Executive Director, Office of Equity, Partnerships and Engagement, Madison Metropolitan School District
  • David O’Connor, American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Dom Ricks, Principal of Kromrey Middle School, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District

Navigating Difficult Discussions: An Interactive Session on Ethical Conversations

  • Aaminah Long, Coordinator of Inclusion Education, Center for the First Year Experience

Town Hall Discussion
The Discomfort of Public Discourse: Confronting the Legacies of White Supremacy

  • Kathy Cramer, Professor of Political Science and the Natalie C. Holton Chair of Letters & Science
  • Kacie Lucchini Butcher, Director of the UW–Madison Public History Project
  • David Mahoney, Dane County Sheriff
  • Annette Miller, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EQT By Design
  • Patrick J. Sims, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion

Day Two, Wed. Nov. 6

Diversity Forum breakout session participants ask questions.
Breakout session participants ask questions and report on their small group work. Photo by Ingrid Laas.

Breakout Session 1

Reclaiming First Nations’ Truth

  • Jessie Conaway, Faculty Associate for Native Nations Partnerships at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Co-Chair of the Native Nations — UW Working Group
  • Brian D. McInnes, Associate Professor of Civil Society and Community Studies, School of Human Ecology
  • Omar Poler, Coordinator, American Indian Curriculum Services, School of Education
  • Michael Williams, Co-President of Fiscal Relations, Wunk Sheek
  • Danielle Yancey, Director, Native American Center for Health Professions, School of Medicine and Public Health

Intro to LGBTQ+ Identities & Inclusive Practices

  • Tiffany Lee, Crossroads Coordinator, Gender and Sexuality Campus Center
  • Jelani Riveria, Program Coordinator, Gender and Sexuality Campus Center

Supporting the Wellness and Mental Health of Graduate Students

  • James L. Keck, Professor, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, Associate Dean for Basic Research Training
  • Ellen Marks, Associate Psychologist, University Health Services
  • Lori Reesor, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Britney N. Washington, Graduate Research Associate in Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Timothy Yip, Doctoral Student, Mead Witter School of Music
  • Britt Marie Zeidler, Founder and Co-Director, Graduate and Professional Students with Disabilities Initiative

Breakout Session 2

Session leader the Rev. Alex Gee discusses the different experiences based on race and economics in the Greater Madison area. Photo by Ingrid Laas.
Session leader the Rev. Alex Gee discusses the different experiences based on race and economics in the Greater Madison area. Photo by Ingrid Laas.

A Stronger Madison for All: Racial disparities in Madison and Wisconsin and the divergent realities they’ve created

  • Alex Gee Jr., President and Founder, Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development

Is Age Just a Number? Combatting Generational Stereotypes

  • Sherry Boeger, Director and Consultant, UW–Madison Employee Assistance Office
  • Luis Piñero, Senior Special Assistant for Workforce Equity, Diversity Education and Outreach, Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement
  • Letissa Reid, Equal Opportunity Investigation Program Coordinator, Office of Compliance
  • Kristen M. Seguin, Assistant Director of Human Resources, School of Medicine and Public Health

Mass Shootings and Social Media Discourses

  • Dhavan Shah, Maier-Bascom Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Breakout Session 3

Creating an Inclusive Environment for Non-Apparent Disabilities

  • Closing workshop presenter Annette Miller, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EQT By Design. Photo by Ingrid Laas.
    Closing workshop presenter Annette Miller, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EQT By Design. Photo by Ingrid Laas.

    Gwynette Hall, Accessible Learning Technology Manager, McBurney Disability Resource Center

  • Heather Stelljes, Access Consultant, McBurney Disability Resource Center

Yo Soy Un Pueblo Unido: Investing in Latinx Talent

  • Tania Ibarra, Finance Chair, Latino Professional Association of Greater Madison
  • Nicole Sandoval, President, Latino Professional Association of Greater Madison

Deconstructing Social Justice Myths

  • Caitlyn LoMonte, Assistant Director for Social Justice Programs, Multicultural Student Center

What Will You Do? Equity in Action Workshop

  • Annette Miller, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EQT By Design

 

Questions? Contact please email us at events@cdo.wisc.edu.

Video of programming from day one of the Diversity Forum is available for viewing at go.wisc.edu/diversityforumlive.

Digital copies of handouts, presentations and other materials used in the Diversity Forum will be made available after the Forum concludes at go.wisc.edu/diversityforum.

Details

Start:
November 5 @ 8:00 am
End:
November 6 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?CK=64689

Organizer

Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement
Phone:
608-265-5228
Email:
chiefdiversityofficer@cdo.wisc.edu
Website:
https://diversity.wisc.edu

Venue

Union South
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Phone:
(608) 890-3000
Website:
https://union.wisc.edu/visit/union-south/