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The UWM Cultures and Communities Program educates students for the 21st century and promotes civic e
Learning to work across differences of cultural background and experience is a process essential to intellectual growth and lifelong learning, and ultimately to building a better world. This is the philosophy at the heart of the Cultures and Communities Program Office, which provides an administrative home for key initiatives in multicultural education and community engagement, including our Community-University Partnerships grants program.
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All are welcome to this timely and important event with noted historian Johanna Schoen. Register using the QR code on the flyer!
All are welcome to this Zoom event on Friday, 10/21! Register using the QR code.
Congratulations to Wisconsin CAN and Cultures and Communities student Pilar Sharp for being selected to be a SHINE Strong scholar!
2022-2023 Scholars Tayo Fasan (they/them, she/her) Tayo Fasan is a student at Vanderbilt University majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She supports q***r people of color on campus as a programming intern at Vanderbilt’s Women’s Center and a st...
Some of our students have been working for a couple of years on the Wisconsin CAN Archive project, collecting the history of the Movement for Black Lives in Southeastern Wisconsin. Come see their presentation on Friday at the Undergraduate Research Symposium: 9 am in Union 191!
Everyone welcome to this event! Author, activist @ asylum seeker Edafe Okporo speaks about his new book and his experiences in Nigeria and the US.
What are you doing for Black history month? Here's a great way to kick off your celebration and hear some great new work by UWM graduate students!
We are proud to be a co-sponsor of the UWM Women's & Gender Studies Feminist Lecture Series, featuring Dean Spade:
We are continuing to partner with the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition to help them with their donation drive for Afghan arrivals. Sign up here to volunteer, any weekday in October:
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Volunteering will take place between 10:30 and 2 pm; it's OK to sign up for a date and come for part of that. This will take place at the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Resource Center, 5235 S 27th Street, Greenfield, WI 53221.
here is the link to register for volunteering at the Clothing Drive for Afghan Guests on Wednesday. Students welcome!
Please join us September 29th 11:00am -2:00pm. We are looking for volunteers to help sort and take donations for our Afghan Guests September Donation Drive. We will be recruiting for the following: - Hijabs - Womens traditional Cultural Clothing - Underwear (Men, Women, Children) - Undershirts (Men,...
The Cultures and Communities program will be collaborating with the Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition on this clothing drive. You can drop off donations or volunteer to sort them on Wednesday!
Delighted to announce that our Documenting the Movement for Black Lives in Wisconsin project has received a UWM Outstanding Presentation Award at the Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Excellent work by our student team!
Documenting Wisconsin’s Black Lives Matter Demonstrations April 9, 2021Buff, Rachel, College of Letters & Science, Frank, Eli, History, Lopez, Agnes, Mentor, Newcomb, Paul, Outstanding Presentation Awards, Projects, School and College, Sharp, Pilar, Student, Tietjens, Caroline Eli Frank, Paul Newc...
LGBTQ and Immigrant rights advocate Edafe Okporo.
Cultures and Communities is a proud co-sponsor of this events, featuring the fabulous Jackie Nguyen of UWM as well as commentators from around the country.
All are welcome to this exciting event!
Edafe was born in Warri, Nigeria. A native of Egbo Uhurie, Ughelli South Local government
Sign up for the Union Art Gallery's Ex Fabula story slam tomorrow night. Fun!
Thursday, October 8 / 6-7pm Presented on Zoom - free and open to everyone Ex Fabula StorySlams collaborates with the UWM Union Art Gallery to connect Milwaukee through true, personal stories. This StorySlam will feature stories related to the theme of Home, Belonging and Democracy. Please see avai...
Our country is made better, not worse, by young people reckoning with the full legacy of the institution.
Everyone is welcome at this event supported by our program with the Center for 21st century studies! Virtually; Friday @ 3:30.
Milwaukee, WI - On the evening of September 25, organizers with the recently re-formed University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) led a rally in Spaights Plaza on campus. More than 20 students and supporters gathered to demand that the university disarm, defund and ult...
We're excited about our upcoming event with the fabulous Ronak Kapadia: “Reimagine Everything"
Cultures and Communities is sponsoring a mask design contest! Open to all UWM students. Deadline 10/31. Actual prizes!
We are pleased to announce our fall event, collaboratively with c21:
« All Events Ronak Kapadia: “Reimagine Everything: How Insurgent Aesthetics and Q***r Collective Care are Transforming Our Worlds” October 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Free « Virtual Grad Student Writing Group (w/Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece) Virtual Grad Student Writing Group (w/Ermitte Saint Jacques...
The 1619 project is a crucial intervention into conversations about race, democracy and history.
BY HANK REICHMAN Yesterday AAUP President Irene Mulvey issued a statement condemning President Trump’s attack on critical race theory as “a naked attempt to politicize our national reck…
Our program will not be purging anti-racism training or critical race theory.
A White House memo directing an end to the programs said the trainings are "anti-American propaganda" and must stop.
Come hear Cultures and Communities Director Rachel Ida Buff talk about her new book, A IS FOR ASYLUM SEEKER/A DE ASILO with translator Alejandra Oliva. This Friday! Sign up link here:
« All Events Book Talk with Rachel Ida Buff August 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Free « Book Talk with Elana Levine Fellows Presentations and Open House » A is for Asylum-Seeker: How to Talk about Migration in Troubled Times Online event: email [email protected] to register and receive the link. Join us fo...
Congratulations to former UWM Comparative Ethnic Studies instructor Ty Monson on his new position!
"Real change means our schools will throw out their history textbooks and tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth despite how hard that might be. Real change means we will not continue to be told to “go slow” or “have more patience” or “their are two sides to every issue” because ultimately these things are more of the roadblocks Americans have erected to avoid making the changes that are just."
thank you, Reggie Jackson
Now that you are woke: Will White allies actually be willing to “get out of the bed?” Posted by Reggie Jackson | Aug 3, 2020 | BLM MKE, Featured, Reggie Jackson | “The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earn...
The loss of the free bus passes impacts the students with the fewest financial resources.
We are compelled by recent events to make a statement in support of our students and to demand accountability from the UWM administration on the role of Dr. Betsy Schoeller at our university. It be…
Students: want to change the world and the campus? LIT is hiring!
Are you looking to make real, sustainable change on your college campus? Well, LIT is accepting applications for Campus Organizing Fellows to develop our presence and build true student power on WI campuses. DEADLINE: July 10th 2020
Apply Now! ➡️https://bit.ly/CollegeOrganizingFellowship
We are proud of this statement, co-written by Comparative Ethnic Studies and Cultures and Communities Advisory Boards.
6.11.2020 | Statement of Solidarity and Abolition News | June 11, 2020 The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) stands at a liminal moment in its relationship to its students and the broader community it serves. The recent, brutal murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of M...
UWM grad Toño Mac on protests now and then:
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a multiracial coalition in Milwaukee came together to fight for the rights of black and brown workers, for mothers receiving welfare and for victims of police brutality. And Milwaukee police and the Wisconsin state legislature used violent methods to try to stop th...
Public charge is someone who is likely to become dependent on the government for basic needs, specifically if they are receiving certain public benefits.
Check out the research stylings of our fabulous Uncovering Radical Milwaukee Team: Eli Frank, Margarita Garcia Rojas, Paul Newcomb & Bronwen Risse-Connelly:
Implementing Oral History into a Milwaukee Public High School Curriculum April 22, 2020Artifacts, Buff, Rachel, Faculty Profiles, Garcia Rojas, Margarita, History, Letters & Science, Newcomb, Paul, Research Projects, Risse-Connolly, Bronwen, School/College, Student Profiles, User Profiles Bronwen Ri...
CARES grants for students:
UWM has received nearly $8.5 million through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help students who are struggling with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, laptops and technology, health care and child care.
To qualify for a CARES grant, students must:
Have been financially impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. Eligible expenses include food, housing, course materials, laptops and other technology, health care and child care. Here are some examples of common expenses:
Signing up for home internet service to complete online coursework
Buying a laptop or other computer equipment to do coursework
Buying groceries after campus dining operations closed
Paying a fee to end a lease early or rent for an apartment the student is no longer living in
Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program eligible for federal (Title IV) financial aid. Most UWM programs are eligible. Nondegree students are not eligible.
Have filed a 2019-20 or 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to document eligibility to participate in federal (Title IV) programs.
Have been enrolled in at least one in-person or hybrid class on March 13, 2020, when President Trump issued his “Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak” proclamation. Students who were enrolled exclusively in online courses on March 13, 2020, are not eligible.
If you know of students in need who meet these qualifications, please ask them to complete this short grant application. If they have any questions, they can email [email protected].
Please note that the federal CARES program is separate from UWM’s emergency grant program. UWM has already distributed $90,000 in emergency grants to more than 130 students, and we continue to raise money for additional aid.
Pretty proud of this fruit of our Uncovering Radical Milwaukee project, by Eli Frank- check it out!
A Spatial History of Twentieth-Century Radicalism: Space, Place, and Erasure in the Urban Landscape and Built Environment
2442 E Hartford Avenue
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