Members of the CALS community are invited to bring a lunch and join the EDC’s Lunch and Learn discussions. The fall 2022 sessions will be a mix of virtual and in-person offerings occurring on the following dates from 12-1pm:
- October 3
- October 17
- November 21
Zoom links (when applicable) and details regarding the speakers and presentation topics will be posted prior to each event.
“Sifting & Reckoning”
In lieu of a scheduled meeting for the December CALS Lunch and Learn session, the Equity and Diversity Committee’s Lunch and Learn subcommittee invites you to attend the Sifting & Reckoning exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art. Taking an interactive and thematic approach to understanding, reflecting, and discussing UW – Madison’s history of exclusion and resistance, the Sifting & Reckoning exhibition includes themes such as student organizations, housing, academic life, and protest provide insight into the various experiences of marginalized students as they navigated the whole of student life. The Sifting & Reckoning Exhibition it is part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Public History Project, which is a multiyear effort to uncover and give voice to those who experienced, challenged, and overcame prejudice on campus. The project grew out of a campus study group that looked into the history of two UW–Madison student organizations in the early 1920s that bore the name of the Ku Klux Klan. Chancellor Rebecca Blank commissioned the Public History Project as one of several responses to the study group’s findings. The broad intent of the project is to ensure that all students and alumni are aware of the full history of the university, including the accomplishments of campus community members from marginalized populations whose stories previously may have been hidden or not widely known. Learn more about the Public History Project, and the Sifting & Reckoning Exhibition here.
The exhibition runs through December 23, 2022, and there is no cost of admission.
“Indigenous Ways of Knowing about Wisconsin’s Tribal Nations”
November 21, 2022
Virtual via Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/93578732653
Join us for an introduction to Wisconsin’s Tribal Nations and explore some key concepts of the Indigenous world view. Leave with your own personal action plan for engaging with Native American people, students and communities that will be developed using a Native American medicine wheel.
Facilitated by Annie Jones, PhD, an enrolled member of the Menominee Nation, and a Professor, Organization Development and Tribal Nations Specialist with UW Madison’s Division of Extension. She is also affiliate faculty with the Departments of American Indian Studies and Community and Environmental Sociology. Annie has worked with Extension for nearly twenty five years serving in a variety of capacities including Associate Dean, Special Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Directions and as a Community Development Educator based in Kenosha County. Annie’s areas of research include indigenous methodologies like the use of the Native American medicine wheel and cultural teachings to enhance planning and evaluation. Annie specializes in participatory and community-based action research and co-leads UW Madison’s Native Nations UW effort along with Aaron Bird Bear and Omar Poler.
“LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Intervention”
October 17, 2022
Register in Advance via Zoom by October 13th: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkcuGgqDMrHdCnzFy4L2JRY-OQvHpc7hxJ
Join the October 17 session to practice solidarity behaviors with queer and trans people in your life, workplace, and classroom. Learn about campus policies and practices and work on scenarios in a team environment. Come with questions and ideas from your own contexts and leave with confidence in your skills and next steps. Please register via this link and complete the pre-survey by October 13. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Facilitated by Katherine Charek Briggs, the Assistant Director of the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC). Katherine has served on the board of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals nationally and in Madison helps organize LGBT Books to Prisoners and the Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition. Katherine is invested in information access and prison abolition and finds a center in working towards transformative relationships and liberatory community spaces.
Presentation by Dreamers of UW-Madison (UW Dreamers)
September 19/26 RESCHEDULED for October 3, 2022
Virtual via Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/94130218180
The October 3 session will feature the student organization Dreamers of Wisconsin. Dreamers of UW-Madison (UW Dreamers) is a student-led organization, affiliated with the Dreamers of Wisconsin nonprofit, that advocates for undocumented/DACAmented student issues by providing a supportive space, fundraising for scholarships, and organizing events connected to undocumented issues. UW Dreamers hopes to provide more information about their organization and how students/staff on campus can provide a more equitable experience for undocu/DACAmented students.
- Presentation (PDF)
- Dreamers of UW-Madison brochure
- Dreamers of UW-Madison QR code
- Dreamers of UW-Madison general body meeting schedule
“APIDA Student Experience at UW-Madison”
Presentation by Rebecca Johnson, Geetanjali Deole, MS, LPC-IT, and Wei-Chiao Hsu, PhD
May 9, 2022
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the May 9th CALS Equity and Diversity Lunch & Learn focused on the APIDA student experience at UW-Madison, sharing data on APIDA representation in CALS, highlighting campus resources for APIDA students, and featuring guest speakers Geetanjali Deole, MS, LPC-IT and Wei-Chiao Hsu, PhD, Licensed Psychologist from Mental Health Services.
- Presentation (PDF)
- APIDA Student Representation and Resources at UW-Madison (PDF)
- Alyssa Hui ’20, a first-generation college student and graduate from UW-Madison, created this video which depicts the impacts of racial stereotypes, microaggressions, and discrimination toward her Asian and Asian American peers. https://asianamerican.wisc.edu/about/
“Supporting Student Well-Being in Academic Environments Through a Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Change Framework”
Presentation by Paris Wicker and Kelsey Weddig
April 18, 2022, 12pm-1pm May 2, 2022, 12pm-1pm
Paris Wicker (she/her) is a graduate project assistant in University Health Services for Prevention and Healthy Campus Initiatives. In this position, Paris supports initiatives at the policy and structural level to advance health equity and cultivate well-being, especially in academic settings (e.g. classrooms, labs, etc.). Paris is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a doctoral minor in sociology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She researches personal networks, relationships, policies, and processes in Higher Education that shape well-being for Black and Indigenous women, from pre-college programs to post-tenure. Prior to the doctoral journey, Paris worked for 10 years as a higher education practitioner within college admissions and student affairs and has a master’s degree in professional counseling.
Kelsey Weddig (she/her) was born and raised in Door County, Wisconsin, and is a senior graduating in May with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Kelsey is Healthy Academics Prevention Intern with UHS. In this role, she helps develop the Healthy Academics Prevention Toolkit. She also is a member of Cardiac on Campus, a student organization on campus whose primary mission is to promote cardiovascular health and prevention by teaching CPR and AED classes, as well as raising money for AED placement on campus. When school isn’t consuming her life, she loves going to concerts, watching sports, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.
“Teaching for Well-Being Using the Healthy Academics Toolkit”
Presentation by Paris Wicker and Kelsey Weddig (biographies above)
March 28, 2022
“Update on CALS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts”
Presentation by Dean Kate VandenBosch and Senior Associate Dean Mark Rickenbach
February 21, 2022
For the first CALS Equity and Diversity Committee sponsored Lunch and Learn session for the spring 2022 semester, Dean Kate VandenBosch and Senior Associate Dean Mark Rickenbach provided updates and goals relating to CALS diversity and inclusion efforts. We also introduced CALS Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Louis Macias.