First Wave helped Dequadray White (’20) not only to earn a degree from UW–Madison but also to find his voice, figuratively and literally.
The annual celebration is a multi-day showcase bridging campus, local, and national leaders in hip-hop, spoken word, and the urban arts.
The 15th annual Line Breaks Hip Hop Theater Festival on April 1st & 2nd will bring together students and professional artists for a series of performances unlike any other on the UW campus.
As a First Wave scholar, Corina Robinson works in the artistic mediums of poetry and spoken word. Robinson continues to create change, art, and communal spaces for Black and brown voices in Madison.
Dawkins is a poet, performer, and educator who earned her bachelor’s degree in 2018 as part of the 7th cohort of First Wave scholars. As the Taft’s 35th artist in residence, she will lead public programs, teach workshops, and visit schools in the Cincinnati area from April 10–23.
While reflecting on where he began at UW, Chris Walker talked about how his journey has come full circle from his time leading the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives and First Wave scholarship program.