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.

Justice Night: Systemic Racism 101

Venue Online Zoom Meeting ID 836-954-970 310 4th Street South Lacrosse, Wisconsin 54601 Organizer Pastor Anna-Lisa Hunter, Bobbi Rathert (608) 782-3018 Event Details online free event. Justice Night event to introduce and define systemic racism basics with two short films, open discussion between each video

Overcoming Challenges with Grit & Grace, FSC

VenueOnlineOrganizerFranciscan Spirituality Center(608) 791-5295FSCenter@fspa.orgEvent DetailsOur keynote speaker will be Kao Kalia Yang, a Hmong-American writer, teacher and public speaker based in Minneapolis. Kalia will reflect on her spiritual journey into writing. She comes from a people who are new to what is written; a long time ago, the Hun Chinese outlawed the Hmong written language. […]

MLK Day of Service, Learning, and Celebration

VenueViterbo University900 Viterbo Drive La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601OrganizerViterbo Universitymmpinzl@viterbo.eduEvent DetailsOn Monday, January 18th Viterbo University will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day dedicated to a variety of engagement opportunities that not only uplift the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. but provide spaces of learning, service, and advocacy with […]

La Crosse Area MLK Holiday Celebration

Online Event

Civil rights activist Rev. Dr. William Barber II will present the keynote address at the La Crosse Community Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 hosted by Viterbo University on Facebook Live.


An Evening with Isabel Wilkerson

Online Event

On Jan. 25, 2021, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will welcome journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson as the keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Wilkerson is the author of “Caste” and “The Warmth of Other Suns,” and she is the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism. Wilkerson will discuss connections […]


Deepening Our Capacity as White Allies and Change Agents

VenueDeepening Our Capacity as White Allies and Change AgentsOrganizerMary NelsonLaxWakingUpWhite@gmail.comEvent DetailsOn Feb 2nd there is a two-part training happening on white allyship and disrupting racism taught by Kathy Obear and given by The Network. This is a free virtual program. Deepening Our Capacity as White Allies and Change Agents Part 1. Recognize Racist Microaggressions Practices […]

Continuing Conversations on Race and Equity: Honoring Black Excellence and the Commitment to Racial Consciousness Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:15 – 3:00 PM ET

VenueVirtual2615 East Avenue South #103 La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601OrganizerNational Center on Childhood Development(831) 915-8604arlette@glaxdiversitycouncil.comEvent DetailsThe National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (DTL) honors and values black excellence by celebrating Black History Month and integrating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging into policies and practices. DTL has a Director of Equity & Outreach to […]

Rethinking Christian Responses to Islamophobia

VenueRethinking Christian Responses to IslamophobiaOrganizerMary Nelsonlaxwakingupwhite@googlegroups.comEvent DetailsPlease join the La Crosse Interfaith Shoulder to Shoulder Network (LISSN) and Viterbo University’s Religious Studies Department on February 18th at 7pm for a virtual presentation titled “Rethinking Christian Responses to Islamophobia.” Our guest speaker for this event will be Todd H. Green, Associate Professor of Religion at Luther […]

Amplifying Black Voices Documentary Screening Part 1 and 2

Amplifying Black Voices Documentary Screening Part 1 and 2 Sunday, Feb. 21, 2 pm, hosted via Zoom Join us for a film screening and discussion on your role in dismantling racism in our community. Documentary Preview. Register Her

Part I & II- Amplifying the Voices of Black Youth and their Parents in the La Crosse Area

VenuePart I & II- Amplifying the Voices of Black Youth and their Parents in the La Crosse AreaOrganizerMary NelsonLaxWakingUpWhite@gmail.comEvent DetailsThis event will facilitate discussion and understanding of a film intended to amplify the voices of the Black youth and their parents in La Crosse, to engage our community in necessary conversations about bias, racism, and […]

A Movement Not A Moment: 21st Century Activism

VenueA Movement Not A Moment: 21st Century ActivismOrganizerViterbo's Breaking Barriers Diversity Club and FSPAmmpinzl@viterbo.eduEvent DetailsChevara Orrin tells personal stories from her own unique history as the daughter of Rev. James Luther Bevel, a key civil rights figure who was the architect of several of the most pivotal campaigns of the 1960s including the 1963 Birmingham […]

Bystander Intervention Workshop

VenueBystander Intervention WorkshopEvent DetailsThe UWL Institute for Social Justice is partnering with LevelUP (formerly known as the Coulee Region Voices of Men), Viterbo University and Western Technical College to offer a virtual workshop for students on "Bystander Intervention" featuring Jennifer McCary, the Chief Belonging and Diversity officer at Bowling Green State University. For several years, […]