UW-System equity in the classroom conference

Join colleagues across the state in attending UW-System’s second statewide professional development conference. The conference is free to attend, and will be held fully online.

Equity in the College Classroom: Educating Ourselves as Educators

Friday, Oct. 1, 9am-1pm and Friday, Oct. 15, 11am-3pm

What does it mean to be an educator in Wisconsin? How has structural racism normalized itself in our education systems? How can we educate ourselves as educators? This conference weaves together a diversity of voices, stories, and counter-stories from faculty, instructors, and students from each of Wisconsin’s systems of higher education. Thought-provoking speakers will revisit the past with an eye on the future, inspiring our own self-reflections as educators, and engaging everyone in difficult yet necessary conversations. We will reflect on the ways in which structural racism has shaped higher education and the strategies by which instructors can implement anti-racist practices in the classroom. Student presenters will reflect on the strengths of their communities and the traumatic impact of racism on student success. Participants will discuss how they can become anti-racist educators and increase their support of students who have been impacted by structural racism.

Keynote speakers:

  • Elder Ada Deer (Menominee) in conversation with Dr. Lisa Poupart (Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabeg), First Nations Studies, UW-Green Bay.
  • Lee Mun Wah, award-winning documentary filmmaker (The Color of Fear, and others), author, poet, Asian folkteller, educator, community therapist, master diversity trainer.

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