Insights on Inequality in Education

Pyle Center, AT&T Lounge 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI
@ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

The good news: college attendance is on the rise worldwide. The bad news: class divides in education are also widening. In this talk, Professor Dynarski explores troubling increases in inequality in educational attainment and achievement. Potential explanations are examined, as well as promising, evidence-based policies to shrink the divide.

Mildred Fish-Harnack Lecture: “The Territory as a Victim and Subject of Law in the JEP”

@ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The lecture seeks to promote greater understanding of human rights issues and explore the intersections of human rights and democracy around the world. Presenters of the Mildred Fish-Harnack Lecture advocate for human rights through academic scholarship and/or active leadership and discuss human rights and democracy around the world. Keynote speaker: Judge Belkis Izquierdo, Vice-President and Magistrate of the Special Jurisdiction for the Peace of Colombia

Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement Sponsors Men of Color Summit

Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706
@ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This student-led summit aims to provide a platform for individuals from diverse backgrounds to come together and discuss strategies for achieving self-actualization despite societal marginalization. We recognize the challenges that all men of color face in achieving their full potential and aim to equip participants with support and practical tools to navigate obstacles on this path. Through sharing experiences, knowledge, and resources, we hope to inspire and empower all men of color to embrace their unique identities and thrive in their personal and professional lives. ALL ARE WELCOME to join us for a transformative experience of personal growth, community building, and actionable insights toward achieving self-actualization.

Rountable Discussion – Community Engagement Preparation Workshop Series

Morgridge Center for Public Service (1st Floor of Red Gym)
@ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Reflect on being a student at UW-Madison, and your experiences as an individual in community engagement. Conversations will focus on how socialization and culture impact student experiences. Roundtable discussions are smaller in attendance and are focused on creating discussion and community around specific topics. Please register using this link:

Lecture Series with Michael Burawoy – LECTURE 2: Race, Class and Capitalism

Sewell Social Science Building, Room 8417
@ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

One of the most fraught inter-disciplinary debates in recent years has focused on the relationship between race, class and capitalism. Inspired by studies of apartheid South Africa, Cedric Robinson developed the concept of “racial capitalism” associated with the Black Radical Tradition in which racism drives capitalism both historically and globally – a view he distinguishes from conventional Marxism in which capitalism drives racism, what we might call “racialized capitalism.” The writings of W.E.B. Du Bois have become a terrain for conducting the debate. Accordingly, we will evaluate the competing claims of these alternative perspectives by looking at the full scope of Du Bois’ writings.

“So Ruff, So Tuff”: Legacies of Black Midwestern Art and Struggle

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140
@ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

At this Nellie Y. McKay Lecture in the Humanities event, Nicole R. Fleetwood draws from her current book project, Between the River and the Railroad Tracks, part memoir and part cultural history of growing up in Hamilton, Ohio. Her exploration of her hometown is a lens to meditate on the cultural life and labor of the Black Midwest through its music, art, and community practices. The title is taken from the hit song “So Ruff, So Tuff” by her family’s funk band Zapp featuring Roger Troutman.

Neurodiversity Celebration Week Special Interest Fair

Disability Cultural Center, 702 W. Johnson St.
@ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate neurodiversity at the DCC Special Interest Fair! Sign up to give a short presentation on your special interest or any topic you choose, and join us to learn from others about their passions. This event will be hybrid on Zoom and in the Disability Cultural Center. If you have questions or access requests, please email Helen at

Disabled Students VOTE!

Disability Cultural Center, 702 W. Johnson St.
@ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the DCC for an afternoon of activities related to disability, voting rights, and accessibility. Reflect on why you vote, learn about voter access, pose in our photo booth, win prizes, and more! If you have any questions or access requests, please email Helen at