Guest Speaker: Dr. Duchess Harris, author and Professor of American Studies at Macalester College will reflect on the topic “Chaos or Community: Fifty Years with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” The Program includes the presentation of the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, and performances by the Coulee Regional Gospel Choir and the Viterbo Choir.
The mission of Awareness through Performance is to promote greater consciousness around social justice, diversity, and climate issues on the UWL campus and beyond. Using the stage as our forum, we creatively challenge systems of privilege and oppression and strive to plant seeds of social responsibility, inspire critical thought, and spark a campus-wide conversation.
Privilege Unplugged XII will showcase the passions, stories, and perspectives of UWL student leaders who hope to create awareness around the topics of privilege and oppression.
Shows are free and open to the public and take place on Sunday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m. AND 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.uwlax.edu/campus-climate.
Doors open at 5:30. Come join Western Technical College staff and students and community members for a light meal, a film viewing, and facilitated follow-up discussions.
Read more about the award-winning film Milwaukee 53206 here: https://www.milwaukee53206.com/
Make Change is a new film series and community conversation program. Each event will consist of a popular documentary covering an important community issue. Following the film, participants will debrief and engage in reflection as we challenge all to think about ways we—together—can make change in our community. A light dinner will be provided. We ask participants to bring change or a small donation, if able. All of the donations will go to the community action project determined by participants of the film series and implemented together in the fall of 2018.
Stay tuned for future films and dates through April.
This project is funded by the Positive Impact grant received from Campus Compact.
We live in times that are changing rapidly. This rate of change, and the fact that La Crosse is home to many diverse people, creates the imperative for intercultural competencies in the workplace. Join us for a presentation on intercultural communication by Ayesha Patniak, of the UWL Communication Studies Department.
The presentation will explore questions such as:
What is culture?
What intercultural communication experiences have we had – both online and face-to-face?
How have we responded… with amusement, curiosity, interest, hostility, anger fear?
Ms. Patniak will help us understand how we often use our own cultural frameworks to make sense of the world, and how these assumptions can lead to misunderstanding.
The study of Intercultural communication is both an art and a science. We can develop greater intercultural competencies by becoming self-aware, sensitive and flexible to change. This heightened sensibility is critical in reducing conflict, fostering a more positive workplace environment, and leading ultimately to higher employee productivity, satisfaction and retention.