Events – The Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:22:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 34645140 Negotiating Lesbian and Gay Parenthood in China: Individual Agency, Economic Privilege, and Reproductive Justice https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/event/negotiating-lesbian-and-gay-parenthood-in-china-individual-agency-economic-privilege-and-reproductive-justice/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:22:51 +0000 https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=2452
When: March 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Hall of Nations, 1300 Centennial Hall, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1725 State Street

Event Description: Queer families raising children represents a recent development of increasing LGBT visibility in urban China. This presentation will examine how Chinese lesbian and gay couples pursue and achieve parenthood in a new social[...]

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Event Description:
Queer families raising children represents a recent development of increasing LGBT visibility in urban China. This presentation will examine how Chinese lesbian and gay couples pursue and achieve parenthood in a new social context.
Acknowledging the lack of social recognition and institutional supports in participants’ negotiation of queer parenthood, this research focuses on the formation of queer families in relation to state governance in China. Through a critical reading of the study’s participants’ life histories of becoming parents, Dr. Wei Wei aims to unfold the linkage between their reproductive practices and various governing logics carried out by the Chinese state — namely, the economic logic of producing a self-made neoliberal subject; the cultural logic of reasserting family-centered values; and the political logic of favoring pragmatism and individual bargaining. Dr. Wei argues that the potential of these families to challenge the heteronormative structure has been largely compromised.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Wei Wei is Professor of Sociology at East China Normal University in Shanghai. His teaching and research interests include: gender/sexuality, popular culture and qualitative methods, with a focus on identity formation, public space, and community mobilization organized around homosexuality in contemporary Chinese society. In addition to authoring two Chinese books: Going Public: The Production and Transformation of Queer Spaces in Chengdu, China (2012) and Queering Chinese Society: Urban Space, Popular Culture and Social Policy (2015), he has published more than twenty articles in both English and Chinese peer-reviewed journals, including Culture, Health & Sexuality, Journal of Homosexuality, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Journal of Asian Studies, and Chinese Journal of Sociology.
He was recently featured in a Time Out Beijing article.

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Hoops 4 Hope https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/event/hoops-4-hope/ Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:32:27 +0000 https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=2445
When: February 24, 2018 all-day
Where: Aquinas High School- JV Gym , 315 11th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601

The Hoops 4 Hope Fundraising Basketball tournament is presented by Coulee Region Moving Services and hosted by the Aquinas Boys Basketball Program. The event aims to bring awareness to the presence of domestic violence in[...]

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The Hoops 4 Hope Fundraising Basketball tournament is presented by Coulee Region Moving Services and hosted by the Aquinas Boys Basketball Program. The event aims to bring awareness to the presence of domestic violence in our community, and raise much needed funds for our local New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Center. Come support the move to end domestic violence in our community and around the world!

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The Remedy Event https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/event/the-remedy-event/ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:14:27 +0000 https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=2444
When: February 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – March 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Where: Boot Hill Pub

Fundraiser for care and treatment programs of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW). Raffle, silent auction, samples from vendors, and live auction to raise money for these services.

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Fundraiser for care and treatment programs of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW). Raffle, silent auction, samples from vendors, and live auction to raise money for these services.

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One Billion Rising https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/event/one-billion-rising/ Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:20:38 +0000 https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=2442
When: February 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Valley View Mall, 3800 WI-16, La Crosse, WI 54601

Join New Horizons, Essential Health Clinic, La Crosse Dance Centre, and members of our community in breaking the chains of violence against women! One Billion Rising (OBR) is an international event held each year on[...]

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Join New Horizons, Essential Health Clinic, La Crosse Dance Centre, and members of our community in breaking the chains of violence against women!

One Billion Rising (OBR) is an international event held each year on or around February 14th. With the 2018 theme of Solidarity, OBR intends to recognize the impacts of activists across the globe, whether working at a local scale or internationally.

La Crosse Rises will be holding a One Billion Rising event on Sunday, February 11th, from 12pm to 4pm in Valley View Mall. For more information on La Crosse Rises or the event, follow their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LaCrosseRisesOBR/

For more examples of activists working in solidarity to end violence against women across the globe, check out One Billion Rising’s Rising Solidarity blog series at https://www.onebillionrising.org/rising-solidarity/

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Awareness through Performance – Privilege Unplugged XII (Encore) https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/event/awareness-through-performance-privilege-unplugged-xii-encore/ Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:08:35 +0000 https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=2440
When: February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Student Union, Bluffs Auditorium, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

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[...]

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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 showcases the passions, stories, and perspectives of UWL student leaders who hope to create awareness around the topics of privilege and oppression.

ATP shows are always free and open to the public. This encore production will take place on Monday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit uwlax.edu/campus-climate.

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Viterbo University Community Health Fair https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/event/viterbo-university-community-health-fair/ Thu, 25 Jan 2018 19:24:25 +0000 https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=2437
When: April 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Mathy Center on the Viterbo campus, 811 8th Street South

A great place to find a variety of local health and wellness resources all under one roof. Free health screenings, door prizes and food. Free and open to the public.

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A great place to find a variety of local health and wellness resources all under one roof. Free health screenings, door prizes and food. Free and open to the public.

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GLADC Lunch and Learn: Intercultural Communication in the Workplace https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/event/gladc-lunch-and-learn-intercultural-communication-in-the-workplace/ Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:28:34 +0000 https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=2427
When: March 2, 2018 all-day
Where: Greater La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, 601 7th St. N.

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[...]

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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.

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Awareness through Performance – Privilege Unplugged XII https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/event/awareness-through-performance-privilege-unplugged-xii/ Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:15:44 +0000 https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=2422
When: January 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Student Union, Bluffs Auditorium, 1725 State Street

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[...]

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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.

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Informational Session About Removing the “Big Indian” https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/event/informational-session-about-removing-the-big-indian/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 22:56:35 +0000 https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=2413
When: January 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Ho-Chunk Nations Three Rivers House, 724 Main Street La Crosse, WI 54601

This event is to educate the people who are interested in the removal of the “Big Indian” statue at Riverside Park. Correct information will be provided. This is not a debate and we expect people[...]

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This event is to educate the people who are interested in the removal of the “Big Indian” statue at Riverside Park. Correct information will be provided. This is not a debate and we expect people to be respectful. If anyone is adversarial they will be asked to leave. We look forward to collaborating.

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Make Change Film Series and Community Conversations: Milwaukee 53206 https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/event/make-change-film-series-and-community-conversations-milwaukee-53206/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:25:32 +0000 https://www.glaxdiversitycouncil.com/?post_type=ai1ec_event&p=2401
When: January 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Western Technical College Integrated Technology Center -- Free Parking in the ITC Lot (Lot B), 325 8th Street North, La Crosse

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:[...]

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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.

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