Community Calendar

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Mar
26
Tue
Open Your Eyes to a New World in Boxes & Walls @ The Bluffs Student Union
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mark your calendars, “Boxes & Walls” will take place in The Bluffs of UW-La Crosse’s Student Union for two days on Monday, March 25th – March 26th 2019.

Boxes & Walls is an interactive diversity museum tour created, built, performed, and facilitated by UWL students for anyone and everyone. Come experience in your face realistic presentations that provide an interactive intense means to learn about the differences.

The Boxes & Walls student committee has been dedicated working since last semester racking their brains trying to create quality real-life situational diversity education with emotional reality. This program will have UWL students front and center teaching others in fun interactive meaningful ways. As for those who will tour Boxes & Walls three outcomes come to mind. First, it will make people think about how others are treated. Second, it will teach to respect the differences. Last, it will leave emotional footprints to become advocates for diversity. It’s an event that is free, open to everyone, and that no one should have to miss.

Another unique characteristic in planning Boxes & Walls are the wide spectrum of UWL Recognized Student Organizations represented within the committee. This collaboration of co-sponsors are comprised of eight UWL student groups including the Asian Latinx, African Native American Womxn of Color (ALANA), Asian Student Organization (ASO), Black Student Unity (BSU), Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (DiSTEM) , Hmong Organization Promoting Education (HOPE), Latin Student Association Organization (LASO), Native American Student Association (NASA) & the Pride Center. By the conclusion of Boxes & Walls, an estimated 65 students will have been involved serving as creators, builders, actors, facilitators, tour guides, and processors to increase diversity awareness, challenge one’s values, and bring to the surface unfamiliar, forgotten, and “hush hush” situations and issues. Understand that this is a very special diversity education program sponsored by students hitting so many touchy issues that it is FREE for all UWL students, faculty, staff and community members.

In closing, the student’s incredible job arranging and presenting the Boxes & Walls diversity program at UWL is a unique experience for our La Crosse community. One staff member who toured Boxes & Walls years ago at UWL, said it best in saying that in their sixteen years working at the university level this single diversity event provided the most significant impact in addressing our shared concerns and helping to move our students forward. Boxes & Walls has unlocked some doors for our individuals to develop a deeper understanding and enduring alliances like nothing ever seen before. These are the reasons that we proudly suggest that everyone mark your calendars to visit Boxes & Walls.

Apr
1
Mon
UWL Social Justice Week @ UW-La Crosse
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 5 @ 9:00 pm

Monday, April 1. — 7:30-9 p.m. — “Elevating Silenced Voices: Fat is a Social Justice Issue, Too” by Laurie Cooper Stoll, associate professor of sociology and founding director of the UWL Institute for Social Justice, Hesprich Auditorium, Graff Main Hall.

Tuesday, April 2 — Noon-1:30 p.m. — “Women of Color Faculty and Staff: Intersectional Identities and Experiences,” with Moderator Sara Docan-Morgan, Communication Studies; Amanda Goodenough, director of the Research and Resource Center for Campus Climate; Mahruq Khan, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Uttara Manohar, Communication Studies; Gita Pai, History; and Lee Xiong, Upward Bound; 2130, Student Union.

Tuesday, April 2 — 7:30-9 p.m. — “Gay and Muslim: How I Became Tucker Carlson’s Worst Nightmare,” by Blair Imani, author, activist and executive director of Equality for HER, Hesprich Auditorium, Graff Main Hall.

Wednesday, April 3 — 7:30-9 p.m. — “A Place at the Table,” featuring UWL students. Many departments and offices across campus struggle to find ways to support underrepresented students. This event provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, administration and students to hear the needs of underrepresented students in the UWL community, Hesprich Auditorium, Graff Main Hall.

Thursday, April 4 —  7:30-9 p.m. — La Crosse Reads Presents: Mai Der Vang, author of “Afterland” (Graywolf Press, 2017), which recounts the Hmong exodus from Laos and the fate of thousands of refugees seeking asylum, 3310 Student Union.

Find more details at https://www.uwlax.edu/social-justice/social-justice-week/2019/

Apr
4
Thu
Creating a Culture of Inclusion in The Workplace @ Myrick Park Center
Apr 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a lunchtime hour of learning with Patricia Markos, Professional Studies Director-UWL, and Shaundel Spivey, Connections Manager-WTC . Hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce that will positively impact performance, team dynamics, and services provided to customers. What’s key to foster a culture of inclusion in your organization.

$20.00 – Members
$30.00 – Non-Members
$10.00 – Students

Apr
9
Tue
La Crosse Fair Housing Analysis Public Hearings @ 3rd Floor Conference Room
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The City of La Crosse and its partners (La Crosse County, La Crosse County Housing Authority, City of La Crosse Housing Authority, Monroe County Housing Authority) just conducted a Fair Housing Analysis. This study examined patterns of race, housing, and poverty; access to opportunity; and housing needs in the region.

The draft analysis is complete and will be up for approval by City Council on April 11th! We would like to invite you to one of our public hearings to receive a presentation on the study and provide comments.

3rd Floor Conference Room
General public hearing, with discussion, light refreshments provided

La Crosse Fair Housing Analysis Public Hearings @ 3rd Floor Conference Room
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The City of La Crosse and its partners (La Crosse County, La Crosse County Housing Authority, City of La Crosse Housing Authority, Monroe County Housing Authority) just conducted a Fair Housing Analysis. This study examined patterns of race, housing, and poverty; access to opportunity; and housing needs in the region.

The draft analysis  is complete and will be up for approval by City Council on April 11th! We would like to invite you to one of our public hearings to receive a presentation on the study and provide comments.

Apr
11
Thu
La Crosse Fair Housing Analysis Public Hearings @ 3rd Floor Conference Room
Apr 11 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

The City of La Crosse and its partners (La Crosse County, La Crosse County Housing Authority, City of La Crosse Housing Authority, Monroe County Housing Authority) just conducted a Fair Housing Analysis. This study examined patterns of race, housing, and poverty; access to opportunity; and housing needs in the region.

Our draft analysis is complete and will be up for approval by City Council on April 11th! We would like to invite you to one of our public hearings to receive a presentation on the study and provide comments.