Community Calendar

This community calendar is provided as a place for community members, businesses, and organizations to submit their diversity-related events. It is a joint project of the Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council and the La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium Cultural Competency Committee. Event information is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, changes can occur. We strongly encourage you to confirm details directly with the event host, or venue, before you travel to any event promoted on our Community Calendar.

Complete this form to submit your event. We will review your event, usually within 2-3 business days, and will decide whether it fits adequately with our mission. We encourage you to include information about disability accommodation on all your event announcements.

Donuts, Coffee, and Collaboration

VenueNew Horizons La Crosse Outreach Center1223 Main Street La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601OrganizerNew Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers(608) 791-2610ra2@nhagainstabuse.orgEvent Details99% of victims of domestic abuse have also experienced financial abuse, and for 3 out of 4 victims, financial security was their primary reason for staying in the abusive relationship. Survivors looking to New Horizons for help […]

Diversity and Inclusion in Theatre Panel: Aaron Young, Melissa Maxwell, Eileen Moeller, and Jaclyn Johnson

Online

Panelist from area theatre organizations will discuss diversity and inclusion within their respective groups on Friday, October 22nd, 3 pm via Zoom. Panelists include: Aaron Young, Great River Shakespeare Festival Managing Director Melissa Maxwell, Great River Shakespeare Festival Co-Associate Artistic Director Eileen Moeller, Frozen River Film Festival Managing Director Jaclyn Johnson, Commonweal Theatre Company Production […]

Cultivating Cultural Empathy to Overcome White Supremacy Thinking

Online

Our current Western-based rational, linear style of learning, which is shaped by White supremacy thinking, is only suited to promote what I call “cultural sympathy,” the intellectual understanding of another person’s thoughts and feelings.  As a result, learning about race and racism often devolves into nothing more than an intellectual exercise where a White person […]

Bittersweet – Support Group for Loved Ones of Those Lost to Domestic Violence

VenueTBAOrganizerNew Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers(608) 791-2610ra2@nhagainstabuse.orgEvent DetailsIn 2019 alone, 53 individuals in Wisconsin were lost to domestic violence-related homicides leaving many friends and families behind them to grieve a tragic death that was completely preventable. This fall, New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers will be offering programming to the families and friends of those […]

GLADC’S 10th Annual Conference-Virtual

Online

Register now for GLADC's 10th Annual Conference (Virtual) Thursday, October 28th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, featuring Cindy Bentley, Executive Director at People First Wisconsin.

Grass-Rooting in Predominantly White Communities

Online

It is imperative that communities understand the importance of coming together to address systemic racism and inequality. It is equally important for communities to understand that there is work for us to do together and there is also work that needs to be done in our own salient communities. Organizing in communities where we have historically […]

Donuts, Coffee, and Collaboration

VenueNew Horizons La Crosse Outreach Center1223 Main Street La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601OrganizerNew Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers(608) 791-2610ra2@nhagainstabuse.orgEvent Details99% of victims of domestic abuse have also experienced financial abuse, and for 3 out of 4 victims, financial security was their primary reason for staying in the abusive relationship. Survivors looking to New Horizons for help […]

How Children Learn About Race and How Adults Can Help

First Congregational Church 2503 Main St., La Crosse, WI

There is a myth in popular culture that children are  “colorblind” or don’t notice race.  This leads many parents, families, and educators to avoid discussing race and racism with young children or to be unsure how best to do so.  In this presentation, Dr. Erin Winkler will review the current research on children’s understanding of […]

Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Online

Milwaukee County became the first place in the US to declare racism a public health crisis. It then began to establish a racial equity mindset, practices, and policies in its mission to turn Milwaukee from one of the unhealthiest counties in Wisconsin to the healthiest. To date nearly 200 governmental units around the country have […]