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.

Juneteenth Celebration Social Distance Style

Zoom Juneteenth Celebrationn4:30p.m- 8:00 p.mnVirtual Zoom- Register at this link.nProgram starts at 4:45p.mnLive DJ starting at 6:00p.mnKID FRIENDLYnFor More details visit: https://blacklax16.wixsite.com/blackincnHosted by: Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledgen 

WI Artisan Fair

Midwest Handmade will be hosting a large, diverse group of up to 168 handmade ONLY artisans from across WI and the Midwest in this two day, indoor event at the La Crosse Center South Hall A & B.nConcessions available.nThis event is open to the public, free to attend, and family friendly with a kids game […]

Anti-Racism: The La Crosse Area Viewpoint

Join us for this urgent roundtable discussion, shaped by the perspective of local leaders: Shaundel Spivey, Rebecca Schwarz, Ricardo Acevedo, Dr. Bee Lo, Nicky Buck, and Amanda Goodenough, as they collectively react to and process the current state of racism in the here and now and ultimately explore what it would take to realize a […]

Wisconsin Leadership Summit

Online

Join Wisconsin’s most influential leaders of color to build community, address issues, and develop strategies for Wisconsin’s future. The Wisconsin Leadership Summit offers two days of discussion, networking, professional development and planning for the future of communities of color across the state.nThe 2020 Wisconsin Leadership Summit will be held virtually October 5-9 from 9am – […]

Cry Freedom: Pedagogies of Protests and Pandemic

Main Theme:  "WE ARE NOT OK".   This lecture/interactive discussion will center around the world of teaching /learning for Native Indigenous students in the region during a time of global pandemic, economic upheaval, protests, and deep emotion. During "Native Indigenous Day" to also focus on the "context" of learning for Native Indigeous students during these historic […]

Free

LWV Public Presentation – Creating a Healthier Multicultural Community — What Can you Do?

Online

Speaker: Diana DiazGranados, Public Health Advocate Co-Creator, Creating a Healthier Multicultural Community Project "Creating a Healthier Multicultural Community requires a community that is willing to not only talk the talk but also walk the walk. This session will focus on actionable steps that each of us can do to support this effort."

Free

Listening Session – Local Policing: Forming a Citizens Oversight Board

Online

The La Crosse County Criminal Justice Management Council (CJMC), the City of La Crosse, and multiple partners are inviting the public to provide input on the need for a La Crosse area Civilian Oversight Board on Policing. The goal is to build trust and strengthen relationships between the police and our communities by ensuring accessible […]

Free

White Privilege Symposium 2020

Online Event

This two-day symposium centers antiracism, equity, liberation, and justice through education in engaging workshops & extraordinary keynotes. Keynotes: Bettina Love, Jennifer Harvey, Jane Fernandes, and Benjie Howard & Wade Colwell-Sandoval. The unprecedented times we’re experiencing now in education are illuminating inequities that must be addressed in innovative and systemic ways. The third White Privilege Symposium-Iowa […]

White Privilege Symposium 2020

Online Event

This two-day symposium centers antiracism, equity, liberation, and justice through education in engaging workshops & extraordinary keynotes. Keynotes: Bettina Love, Jennifer Harvey, Jane Fernandes, and Benjie Howard & Wade Colwell-Sandoval. The unprecedented times we’re experiencing now in education are illuminating inequities that must be addressed in innovative and systemic ways. The third White Privilege Symposium-Iowa […]

Part II Amplifying the Voices of Black Youth and Their Parents in the La Crosse Area

Online Event

You can’t miss Part II of this pressing educational program unveiling the perspectives of black youth and their parents in the La Crosse area. This event will facilitate discussion and understanding on a film intended to amplify the voices of the La Crosse area black youth and their parents, to engage our community in necessary conversations about bias, racism, and privilege.

Free

Leaning Into Difficult Conversations

Online Event

With controversial subjects and polarization at an all-time high, it’s seemingly more difficult than ever to keep our conversations civil.  Just in time for the holidays, we’ll learn communication strategies to handle conflict and navigate difficult conversations at home, work, or in our communities.