Indigenous Education Speakers’ Series: Dr. Noah Romero

Join the Department of Education Policy Studies for the next event in their Indigenous Education Speakers’ Series, featuring Dr. Noah Romero. Dr. Romero is a decolonial theorist and critical Indigenous studies scholar-educator. He will give a talk titled “Decolonial Underground Pedagogy: Decolonizing Education through Subcultural Learning.”

2023 EPS Conference: Social Justice and Education

In the past as in the present, educational practices, policies, and spaces have been closely entwined with both patterns of domination and movements for equity and justice. This year’s Education Policy Studies conference will explore the complex and contradictory ways that education can simultaneously create, exacerbate, and undermine structures of oppression. How are schools and education linked to historical and contemporary issues in political economy, metropolitan development, the justice system, families and neighborhoods, health and well-being, foreign policy, and environmental crises?  How have students, teachers, parents, and communities used education as a site and source of activism, to what ends, and with what consequences? To what extent can education serve as a tool for creating a more just world?

Student Employee Diversity Forum

Whether you are a current UW-Madison Student Employee or not, we all play a part in creating an inclusive Badger community for all. Join your peers in this thought-provoking forum which will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas while engaging in a variety of topics on diversity, identity and inclusion. The forum consists of a keynote address and 2 workshop session on Friday March 3rd, 2023. Students can attend any or any portion provided as part of the Diversity Forum. All sessions will take place in person at the Gordon Dining and Event Center and will be an hour in length.

Indigenous Education Speakers’ Series: Dr. Rachel Byington

The UW-Madison School of Education will host Dr. Rachel Byington as part of the Indigenous Education Speakers’ series. She will give a talk titled “Equitable Education: Choices, Impact, and Change.” This presentation will share results from Dr. Byington’s study looking into the experiences of American Indian youth while learning about American Indians in the classroom.

A Conversation with Tyler James Williams

Join the Black History Month Planning Committee for their keynote event with NAACP Image and Golden Globe winning actor, Tyler James Williams. Williams is known for his role as Gregory from the ABC hit series, Abbott Elementary (2021). Williams got his start in the entertainment industry as a child actor and he was the lead title character in the sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris (2005). He also appeared in films like Let it Shine (2012), Dear White People (2014), The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021). Audience Q&A . DOORS OPEN 6:30PM

Meaningless Citizenship: Iraqi Refugees and the Welfare State

Dr. Sally Bonet is an assistant professor of Educational Studies at Colgate University. Bonet is an anthropologist of education who specializes in the study of forced migration and citizenship education, with a focus on Arab, Muslim, and African refugees. Bonet will discuss her book, Meaningless Citizenship, an in-depth ethnography of recently resettled Iraqi refugees in Philadelphia.

An Educational Model for Black Linguistic and Cultural Reparations

Join the Language Institute for a Zoom talk with Anne Charity Hudley. This current time of pandemics and protests is a visceral and constant reminder that the racial and economic legacies of slavery were not only unresolved but continue to determine the course of our daily lives. Few universities have attempted to address these past and present injustices through direct and explicit reparations. Charity Hudley expands on Labov (1972) and Rickford (1987). She reformulates the principle of debt incurred and the unequal partnership between linguistics and the African American speech community into a model for linguistic reparations.

MLK Symposium – An Evening with Benjamin Jealous

Join in community for an evening with Benjamin Jealous, a social entrepreneur, changemaker, and former NAACP president. Jealous will reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through the lens of his work as a civil rights leader, former investigative journalist, and educator.

Let’s Talk: Housing Justice with DaMontae January

This fall, the Willis L. Jones Leadership Center is excited to host speaker DaMontae January from Madison Community Cooperative and Casa del Rainbow in Madison. DaMontae is the Membership Coordinator for Madison Community Cooperative and has been in this position since 2020. Madison Community Cooperative is a non-profit housing cooperative that has over 200 members living in 11 different houses in downtown Madison. It’s mission includes being inclusive and accepting of all different groups and providing low-income residents with housing opportunities. Casa del Rainbow which strives to help young LGBTQ+ adults to be their authentic selves through community building and education. They offer young LGBTQ+ adults housing opportunities in Madison as well.

Engage Speaker Series: Steve Starkey with OutReach Madison

The Engage Leadership: Speaker Series is a comprehensive lecture and discussion series that brings leaders from the Madison area and beyond to speak about their experience with leadership and how to help others develop theirs. This fall, the Willis L. Jones Leadership Center is excited to host speaker Steve Starkey from OutReach Madison in an engaging presentation on advocacy and leadership in times of adversity.