Diversity Topics

This page is designed to help students complete the diversity assignment.

Directions:

Students will attend an international and/or diverse domestic event that takes approximately one hour.  Successful completion to the assignment will include turning in approved documentation such as ticket stubs, event programs, event handouts or other signed documents.  Students may select an event from the list below or may ask the instructor abut a different event they would like to attend.

Completion:  Students will turn in completed Diversity sheet.

 

Fall 2017

1. Attend a church service where the congregation is comprised mainly of a ethnic/religious group different from your own.

2. Take a Tour of the Milton House Museum. Hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day are 1 – 4 pm  tours by appointment.   Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Hours are from 10:00am – 4 pm   Guided tours every half hour. Last tour at 4 pm  the Milton House Museum is located on 18 S. Janesville St. Milton  608-868-7772

3. Gemuetlichkeit Days (Celebrating German Culture)  September 15 – 17th in Jefferson , Wisconsin    Go to www.gdays.org  for more info.

4. Rockford Greekfest.  A festival celebrating the culture of Greece. Friday,  September 8th – Sunday September 10th Click on the following link for more information: http://www.rockfordgreekfest.com/

5. Fiesta Latina   9/16/2017   1:00pm – 4:00pm   Hedberg Public Library    Program Room  Join us for our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. There will be many activities and presentations along with informational booths. For more information, please contact René Bue at 608-758-5803.

6. Peace Week Film:  Inner Peace to World Peace    9/21/2016   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Hedberg Public Library   Program Room  Join us in our celebration of the International Day of Peace.  Meet a panel of high school students who will discuss the meaning of peace and the role and responsibilities of their generation to help bring about meaningful and lasting peace.  We will have a presentation on the United Nations Together Project.  There will also be information booths with community organizations working on peace and activities for children and families.  No registration necessary.

7.   Intersection of Faith and LGBTQ  9/27/2017  6:30 – 8:00  at the Janesville Hedberg Library Program Room  Join Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change for a program featuring clergy discussing the intersection of faith and LGBTQ. This Spectrum Lecture Series promotes awareness and understanding about LGBTQ individuals. No registration is necessary.   For more information, contact Kathy Comeau at 608-741-2105 or kcomeau@jm4c.org.

8.  Faces of the World: A Multicultural Celebration  Saturday, November 11th from 1 pm – 4 pm  Hedberg Public Library in Janesville. Sample the sights and sounds of cultures around the world right at your library. Enjoy entertainment, crafts and treats.

9.  Courageous Conversations: Reflections on the Memphis Freedom Journey, A Civil Rights and Social Justice Immersion Trip.  Monday, August 28th from 5:30 – 7:00pm at 20 Eclipse Center Beloit.

10.  Latino Community Fair   Saturday, September 30th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Old Brother Dutton School , 717 Hackett St. in Beloit.  booths, raffle prizes, food, dancers.

11.  Janesville Muslim Dawa Circle Open House on September 15th 2017 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm  Location: 200 High St.  Janesville, WI

12.  Boarding Schools and Intergenerational Trauma: Their Continued Effects Today  with speaker Janet LeBrie  Tuesday, November 14th at the Beloit Public Library 605 Eclipse Blvd

13.  Real Talk: Immigration, Legal Status, and Sanctuary Cities.   A lecture and discussion on Wednesday, October 4th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Pearsons Hall,  Moore Longe, Beloit College.  This event is free and open to the public.

14.  Life After DACA: Dreamers and Legislative Reform . A lecture and discussion on Monday, October 9th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Richardson Auditorium, Beloit College.  This event is free and open to the public.

15.  Impact of U.S. Criminal Deportations on Immigration Back to the U.S. A lecture and discussion on Thursday, November 30th from 4:00pm to 5:15pm at Richardson Auditorium, Beloit College.  This event is free and open to the public.

16.  Diversity Action Committee:  Second annual Hope over Heroin Rock County, including speakers, candlelight vigil, light refreshments and displays of community resources.  Wednesday, October 4th from 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Craig Center, Rock County Fairgrounds, 1301 Craig Ave.  Janesville

17.  Diversity Action Team of Rock County Presents: BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL free event Join us for a community conversation about filling the gap of under-represented students of color on technical and community college campuses.  Tuesday, October 10th, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm Blackhawk Technical College, Room 1400A Janesville Central Campus

18.   Courageous Conversations: LGBT Equality/ Creating an Inclusive Environment.  Monday, October 23rd from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Community Action Center, 20 Eclipse Boulevard, Beloit, WI   This event is free and open to the public.

19.  Bury the N-Word.  A lecture and discussion.  This event which is free and open to the public will happen on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Eclipse Center in Beloit.  Registration required.  Limited seating.  Cash prizes, gift bags, and refreshments.  Call 608-297-3396 or email Wanda Sloan at :  wsloan1@charter.net

20.  Native American Heritage Program.  A panel discussion.  The same presentation is given at two different times:  Wednesday, November 15th  from 10:00am – 11:25 am and from 1:00pm to 2:25 pm. The event is free and open to the public and will occur in the North Commons (room 1400b) at Central Campus.

21.  Volunteers needed at 8am on Saturday, November 18th at the Rock County Fairgrounds to begin packing  Thanksgiving baskets.  Volunteers are needed at 9:30am for distribution of the Thanksgiving baskets. Please call volunteer coordinator, Fran, at 754-5333 with questions or to volunteer.

 

 

 

 

Spring 2017

  1. Attend a church service where the congregation is comprised mainly of a ethnic/religious group different from your own.
  2. Take a Tour of the Milton House Museum. Hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day are 1 – 4 pm  tours by appointment.   Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Hours are from 10:00am – 4 pm   Guided tours every half hour. Last tour at 4 pm  the Milton House Museum is located on 18 S. Janesville St. Milton  608-868-7772
  3. Beloit Film Festival Friday, Feb. 24th through Sunday, March 5th http://www.beloitfilmfest.org visit the website for ticket info, times, and directions. The following movies below are approved for credit: 19:  The Tony  Robinson Shooting a Case of Deadly Bias, A Brilliant Genocide, American Street Kid, Beyond the Wall, Buddhist Science of the Mind, The People of the Anaconda, Church of Felons, From Mass to Mountain, The Heart of Nuba, The Hollywood Shorties, Josephine, Journey to Aleppo, The Land Beneath Our Feet, The Monster Within, Not My Life, Screeenagers, Thank You For Your Service, Tied to the System, Walls, What I Did In Fifth Grade

4.  The BTC Annual Soul Food Scholarship Luncheon  Tuesday, February 28, 2017  Central Campus in Janesville-North Commons   11:30-1:00

Tickets for the Annual Soul Food Scholarship Luncheon are officially now on sale!  Please see Julie Cronk in Student Services or call 757-7717.  Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for the public and are available the day of the event.

5.  Shutting the Front Door: Exploring the Use and Misuse of Jails in America”. This is a lecture by  Nancy Fishman is the director for the Center on Sentencing and Corrections project at the Vera Institute of Justice. The event occurs on Thursday, March 23rd from 7:30pm to 9:30 pm at Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall, Beloit College

6.  Linda Martín Alcoff, “American Exceptionalism as White Exceptionalism” Professor Alcoff will consider the links between the concept of American exceptionalism and the idea that white people are placed in a specific relationship to the US state.  The event is held on Wednesday, March 15th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall, Beloit College.

7.  #GetWoke | Say Her Name: State Violence Against Women and Children  A lecture and discussion on Friday, March 31st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Morse-Ingersoll Hall Richardson Auditorium, Beloit College.

8.  “Their Laws Will Not Protect Us” – Trans Lives and State Violence. A lecture and discussion on Friday, April 14th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Morse-Ingersoll Hall Richardson Auditorium, Beloit College.

9.  Obreros Unidos (United Workers) in Wisconsin, presented by Jesus Salas Tuesday, March 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 at Williams 130 Lecture Hall, UW-Rock County.   In this talk, Jesus will tell stories from his own experiences as a worker and leader of migrant laborers in Wisconsin.

10.  Life Journey of Being Transgender.  Wednesday, February 15th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Blackhawk Room (1315) at Blackhawk Technical College. The speaker will discuss their life as a transgender person.  The event is free and open to the public.

11.  Multicultural Alliance Meeting.  Wednesday, February 8th.  Noon – 1:00pm.  North Commons.  Free Food and Black History Jeopardy.

12.  The Loving Story Documentary.  Wednesday, February 15th from 11:30 – 1:00pm in the North Commons.  Free Popcorn!  Movie on the famous case of a mixed race couple who wanted to get married and how it made its way to becoming a famous landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.

13.  From Moments to Movements: Examining the Fight for Social Justice in the 21st Century. Thursday, February 23 from noon- 1:00pm in the North Commons. Speaker Rick Daniels will encourage generational unity anad foster a better understanding of the modern day fight for social justice.

14. Mothers of Invention   To celebrate Women’s History Month, join with your fellow students to learn about the various female inventors.  The event occurs on Wednesday, March 15th from noon – 1:00pm in room 2201 in the Student Success Center.

15.  2017 Annual Polish Heritage Club Spring Festival  Sunday, April 9th from 10:00am  It is held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School at 4913 Schofield St. Madison, WI

 

Fall 2016

  1. Attend a church service where the congregation is comprised mainly of a ethnic/religious group different from your own.
  2. Take a Tour of the Milton House Museum. Hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day are 1 – 4 pm  tours by appointment.   Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Hours are from 10:00am – 4 pm   Guided tours every half hour. Last tour at 4 pm  the Milton House Museum is located on 18 S. Janesville St. Milton  608-868-7772
  3. Gemuetlichkeit Days (Celebrating German Culture)  September 16 – 18th in Jefferson , Wisconsin    Go to www.gdays.org  for more info.
  4.  BTC Upcoming Events – Janesville Muslim Dawa Circle Open House on September 2nd 2016 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm  Location: 200 High St.  Janesville, WI
  5. Ms Wheelchair Wisconsin/America   Wednesday, November 16th from noon – 1:00pm in the North Commons.  The event is free and open to the public.
  6. YWCA Racial Justice Conference, Holiday Inn- Janesville 8:30 – 4:00pm   (registration required)
  7.  Annual Stone Lecture: Surviving the Srebrenica Genocide    Date: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016   Time: 7:30 pm   Beloit College, Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
  8. Burkini Blues  a panel discussion with professors Beth Dougherty (POLS), Debra Majeed (RLST), M. Shadee Malaklou (CRIS), and Michelle Bumatay (French) on whether France should or should not ban female Muslims from wearing burkinis at the beach. Monday, September 12th at 4:00pm at Beloit College, Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
  9. Fiesta Latina   9/17/2016   1:00pm – 4:00pm   Hedberg Public Library    Program Room  Join us for our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. There will be many activities and presentations along with informational booths. For more information, please contact René Bue at 608-758-5803.
  10. Peace Week Film:  Inner Peace to World Peace    9/21/2016   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Hedberg Public Library   Program Room    Can there really be peace in the world?    Join us on a journey from creating and maintaining Inner Peace in our lives, through learning to extend that Peace into our communities and then into Peace in the World. Featuring thought leaders like Bruce Lipton, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Andrew Harvey, Dean Radin, Cynthia Jurs, Charles Eisenstein, H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and many more.
  11. Faces of the World   11/12/2016    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Hedberg Public Library   Program Room
    Join us as we celebrate the diversity of our community with informational booths and presentations representing cultures from around the world. For more information, contact René Bue at 608-758-5803.
  12.  Hispanic Heritage Film Event  Cesar Chavez:  Viva La Causa  Tuesday, October 4th from 12 – 1 pm at Blackhawk Technical College North Commons.
  13.  Sleepout to End Homelessness.  Rock County Fairgrounds on Friday, November 4th beginning at 6:00pm   Go to the following link for more information:   http://www.rock-hitf.org/wp/sleep-out-to-end-homelessness     
  14. The Diversity Action Team and Beloit Public Library present:  Not in Our Town:   A discussion on how to stop hate together.  It occurs Wednesday, October 19th at 6:30 at the Beloit Public Library.
  15. Our Culture of Violence- Realities and Visions for Solutions. Wednesday, November 16th at Blackhawk Technical College, Blackhawk Room  6:30 – 8:00pm
  16.  Rosa Clemente speaks on From Minority to Majority: New Era of Social Activism. The event occurs on Friday, November 4th at Beloit College (Eaton Chapel) at 7:00pm   Rosa Clemente will cover the historical trajectory of student activism and why students must engage in scholar activism as well as organizing in this talk.
  17. Courageous Conversations Panel.  Monday, November 14th from noon until 1:00pm in the Blackhawk Room, Central Campus, Blackhawk Technical College
  18. LGBTQ Discussion   Tuesday, November 15th from noon until 1:00pm in the Blackhawk Room, Central Campus, Blackhawk Technical College
  19. Mental Health Awareness: Survivors of Loved Ones to Suicide with presenter Jennifer Cagle-Huffman.  Thursday, November 17th from noon – 1:00pm in the Blackhawk Room, Central Campus, Blackhawk Technical College
  20.  Mary, Mother of Jesus in Islam.  You are welcome to join in a conversation about Mary through the Islamic faith.  It occurs at Friday, December 9th at 6:00pm at the Janesville Muslim Dawa Circle  200 South High Street, Janesville, WI.

Spring 2016

  1. Attend a church service where the congregation is comprised mainly of a ethnic/religious group different from your own.
  2. Take a Tour of the Milton House Museum. Hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day are 1 – 4 pm  tours by appointment.   Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Hours are from 10:00am – 4 pm   Guided tours every half hour. Last tour at 4 pm  the Milton House Museum is located on 18 S. Janesville St. Milton  608-868-7772
  3. Beloit Film Festival  Friday, Feb. 19th through Sunday, February 28th  http://www.beloitfilmfest.com/ visit the website for ticket info, times, and directions.  The following movies below are approved for credit:  Among the Believers, The C-Word, Cheeseheads, East L.A. Interchange, A Farmer’s Road, Field Niggas, Gazelle- the Love Issue, The Hermit, In the Game, In Utero, Magda, The March of the White Elephants, The Ragged Edge, Right Footed, Since: The Bombing of Pan-Am Flight 103, The Song of Seashore, Surviving Me, Two 4 One, Waffle Street,

4.  The BTC Annual Soul Food Scholarship Luncheon  Tuesday, February 23, 2016  Central Campus in Janesville-North Commons   11:30-1:30  (more details to follow)

Tickets for the Annual Soul Food Scholarship Luncheon are officially now on sale!  Please see Julie Cronk in Student Services.  Tickets are available the day of the event; however reservations and takeout orders are asked to be made by February 19 at Express Services or online.

5. The Diversity Team would like to invite you to a Diversity Information session on Islam.

Generations of Islam in America presented by Salih and Sabrina Erschen will be held in the North Commons on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.

6.  Hip Hop and Class Struggle.  Beloit College.  Eaton Chapel.  Thursday, April 7th at 8:00pm     Boots Riley — writer, poet, screenwriter, humorist, community activist, and the vocalist of legendary hip-hop bands The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club — will be giving a performance/lecture about music, class consciousness, community work, and the future of progressive political movements in the United States. He will be performing lyrics from his most recent book, TELL HOMELAND SECURITY–WE ARE THE BOMB, as well as talking about his work with the #BlackLivesMatter and Occupy movements, focusing particularly on efforts involving organized labor as it relates to questions of class and race.

7.  Girls Rising: A Film Screening  Beloit College.  Moore Lounge in Pearson Hall.  Tuesday, April 12th at 6:00pm    Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. Girl Rising uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide. Viewers of this documentary will get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice. This viewing will be presented by Jason Lemberg Returning Peace Corps Volunteer (Kyrgyzstan 2006 – 2008). A talk back session will follow.

8.  Single-Sex Schooling:  The Good, the Bad, and the Who Knows?  Beloit College.  Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall  on Thursday, April 21st at 7:00pm   Single-sex classrooms, once rare in public school settings, have increased in popularity since the beginning of the current century. The School District of Beloit had optional single gender elementary classrooms for several years, before ending the practice this year. What are the arguments for single-sex schools? What scientific evidence is there to support those arguments? Why are critics concerned about unwanted and undesirable outcomes of single-sex schools? And how can lessons from past programs and debates contribute to designing new programs to enhance educational experiences for all children?

9. HARRIET TUBMAN, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST PORTRAYED BY PAM WELCOME.  Thursday, Feb. 11th  6:30pm at Beloit Public Library. Meet Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, civil rights activist, and humanitarian as portrayed by actress Pam Welcome. Pam is “a captivating performer who brings the Civil War era to life.” Don’t miss this exciting event where history comes alive.

10. View and Discuss: Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams Discover how Vel Phillips rose to prominence as one of Wisconsin’s great civil rights activists, achieving an impressive list of “firsts” as part of her legacy, including the first African American judge in Wisconsin and the first woman, and African American, in the nation elected to executive office in state government. Join us after the film for a discussion lead by Dr. Nikki Mandell.  Part of Wisconsin Public Television’s Reel to Real project Fall 2015   Tuesday, Feb. 23rd beginning at 6:00pm   at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville.

11.  Thursday, March 3rd  at the UAW Hall 1795 Lafeyette St. in Janesville from 6:30 – 8:00pm   Presence of Latina Women in the US

12.  Economic Disparity Discussion at the UAW Hall in Janesville, Thursday, April 7th

13.  The Vagina Monologues. A play performed at the Kirk Denmark Theatre at the University of Wisconsin Rock County.  Saturday, Feb. 20th at 7:00pm  Cost is $12. As part of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls , the production will raise funds for the domestic abuse programs of YWCA Rock County.

14.  Diversity Event in the Triangle Room from 12 – 1:00pm on Thursday, Feb. 18th.  Dennis Biddle will speak on his past career as a baseball player for the Chicago American Giants, where he was the youngest person to play in the Negro baseball leagues and his life as a social worker in the state of Wisconsin. He will also talk about how he founded the organization, Yesterday’s Negro League Baseball Players LLC to support the surviving members of the Negro League baseball teams.

SNAP will be offering popcorn, peanuts and soda to those attending this presentation in the Triangle Room.

15.  Remarkable Women of Geneva Lake    Janesville Hedburg Library   Tuesday, March 8th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  From 1888 through 1989, Geneva Lake’s Black Point Estate was headed by three generations of women: Catherina Seipp, her daughter Emma, and her grand-daughter Alma. In a time when men held most of the power, this was remarkable. Black Point Estate Interpreter Jill Westberg will focus on the lives of the Seipp’s and their progressive minded contemporaries. While their wealth afforded them opportunities closed to many, these women were committed to helping to better their communities. Presented in partnership with Black Point Estate and the Wisconsin Historical Society. No registration required.

16.  North Korea by Foot: An American Races the Pyongyang Marathon   Tuesday, April 12th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Janesville Hedberg Library.  Running the Streets of North Korea: An American Races the Pyongyang Marathon takes us behind the curtain surrounding this reclusive and secretive nation. Chris Sturdevant, a Janesville native, brought home a second place medal running in the 2015 Pyongyang Marathon.  Chris will share his personal experiences and impressions visiting a country very few outsiders experience. Chris has spoken extensively on Cold War topics on behalf of the Cold War Museum in Washington DC. He has been interested in the Cold War and its impact on the modern world for many years. He has represented Team USA in masters track championships in Finland, Hungary and Canada.  Chris is a children’s librarian at the Waukesha Public Library and a graduate of Carroll University in Waukesha. Free and open to the public.

17.  “I Am Malala” Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30pm in the North Commons at Blackhawk Technical college. Dr. Majeed will talk about issues facing Muslim women including education and marriage customs.

18.  Sex and the Law.   Blackhawk Technical College North commons.  Wednesday, April 20th from 12 – 1:00pm   Free and open to the public.

 

Fall 2015

Attend a church service where the congregation is comprised mainly of a ethnic/religious group different from your own.

  1. Take a Tour of the Milton House Museum. Hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day are 1 – 4 pm  tours by appointment.   Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Hours are from 10:00am – 4 pm   Guided tours every half hour. Last tour at 4 pm  the Milton House Museum is located on 18 S. Janesville St. Milton  608-868-7772
  2. Gemuetlichkeit Days (Celebrating German Culture)  September 18 – 20th in Jefferson , Wisconsin    Go to www.gdays.org  for more info.
  3. Hispanic Heritage Month Event   Monday, October 5th from 5:00 – 7:00  Blackhawk Technical College Commons. Food, Dancing, Speakers, Discussion
  4. YWCA Rock Country Racial Justice Conference   Thursday, November 12 at the Janesville Holiday Inn Express   More info to come
  5. Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville. The event occurs from 12pm to 4 pm on Saturday, September 26th.  Discover the culture and history of Latin American with activities, food and more.  No registration necessary.  Free and open to the public.
  6. It’s a Beautiful World: Learning About Diversity Through Children’s Materials.Celebrate the diversity of our community through books, audiobooks and DVDs with this workshop for adults. Reading, listening, and viewing multicultural materials can lead to wonderful discussions with our children. We’ll help you discover fabulous diverse materials available at your library and share information about interesting community programs.  Sponsored by the YWCA of Rock County.  Hedberg Public Library in Janesville.  Wednesday, October 6th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  7. Faces of the World: A Multicultural Celebration  Saturday, November 14th from 11am – 4 pm  Hedberg Public Library in Janesville. Sample the sights and sounds of cultures around the world right at your library. Enjoy entertainment, crafts and treats
  8. Rockford Greekfest.  A festival celebrating the culture of Greece.  Click on the following link for more information: http://www.rockfordgreekfest.com/
  9. Diversity Week at Blackhawk Technical College.  November 16 – 19th.  More info to come
  10. Beloit Chapter of BlackLives Matter will host author Tim Wise at Beloit College, Eaton Chapel, Friday, October 2nd at 7:00pm.  Tim Wise, one of the country’s leading antiracism advocates and author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, will converse with Associate Professor of Anthropology Lisa Anderson-Levy on the subject of whiteness in America
  11. Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Celebration Fair
    When: Monday, Septemeber 28, 2015
    Time: 6:00-7:00 P.M.
    Where: Craig High School Cafeteria
    What: Tea Art Demonstration, Moon Cake Sampling,
    Calligraphy Lessons, Story Telling, & More!
    Why: To Share Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Customs
  12. Discussion on Domestic Violence.  Blackhawk Technical College Wednesday, October 21st from 12 – 1 in the Commons and Triangle Room.
  13. Volunteer Opportunity for ECHO (Everyone cooperating to Help Others).  Volunteers are needed at 7am to load at the W. Court St. Sentry in Janesville and set up at Rock County Fairgrounds (1301 Craig St.) on Saturday, November 21st. Assistance is also needed at 8am to begin packing the Thanksgiving Baskets at Rock County Fairgrounds. Volunteers are needed at 9:30am for distribution of the Thanksgiving Baskets.  Please call volunteer coordinator, Fran, at 754-5333 with questions to volunteer.
  14. Milton House Tour Saturday, Nov. 14th from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Cost is free if you RSVP to aacker@blackhawk.edu by November 10th
  15. LGBT Discussion with OutReach LGBT from Madison, Monday November 16th from Noon – 1:00pm in the Blackhawk Room (Room 1315)
  16. Freedom Summer Presentation and Exhibit presented by the WI Historical Society, from Noon- 1:00pm Tuesday, November 17th  in the Student Success Center on Central Campus
  17. Mental Health Awareness Discussion.  Presented by Counseling Care Center- Beloit . Event occurs on Wednesday, November 18th from Noon- 1:00pm in the Blackhawk Room (Room 1315)
  18. Family Holiday Celebration and Potluck   Beloit Public Library   Thursday, December 3rd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm  ponsored by the Diversity Action Team and the Beloit Public Library. Enjoy an ethnic food buffet and bring a favorite dish from your family tradition.  Learn about each other’s culture.  Children’s groups will be performing, reflecting their pride in their own heritage.

 

 

Spring 2015

  1. Attend a church service where the congregation is comprised mainly of a ethnic/religious group different from your own.
  2. Take a Tour of the Milton House Museum. Hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day are 1 – 4 pm  tours by appointment.   Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Hours are from 10:00am – 4 pm   Guided tours every half hour. Last tour at 4 pm  the Milton House Museum is located on 18 S. Janesville St. Milton  608-868-7772
  3. Monday, January 19th- Eleventh Annual MLK Convocation, Beloit College-Eaton Chapel, Beloit WI @ 4:15 p.m.; Open to the public
  4. Beloit Film Festival  Friday, Feb. 20th through Sunday  March 1st  http://www.beloitfilmfest.com/ visit the website for ticket info, times, and directions.  The following movies below are approved for credit: Amira & Sam, Catalyst, East Side Sushi, God Forgive Us, Ninah’s Dowry, Becoming Bulletproof, Bible Quiz, Bintou, Dostoevsky Behind Bars, Of Kites and Borders, Shunned, Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, The Starfish Throwers, West By Orphan Train
  5. International Festival at the Overture Center in Madison.  Saturday Feb. 21st starting at 11:00 am to 5 pm  It is free and open to the public.  Featuring arts, crafts, food and performances representing more than 25 cultures.  Learn more at:  http://www.overturecenter.org/programs/international-fest
  6. Hedberg Public Library is hosting a showing of the film FREEDOM SUMMER on Tuesday, February 24.  We will have a discussion afterwards with Michael Edmonds, who will have copies of his book for sale.  This is a joint program with the Wisconsin Public Television Reel to Real Program.Here is the tentative schedule for that night looks like:
    6:00 – 6:30 pm     Open time to visit the booths
    6:30 – 6:45 pm     Audience get seated, introduce the film
    6:45 – 8:00 pm     Film and discussion
    8:00 – 8:30 pm     Open time at the booths
  7. A special showing of the movie “Selma” will be given at the Beloit Cinema Theater at 6:30pm on Tuesday, January 27th.  It is free to Blackhawk Technical College students who show a student id.

8.  Being an Ally in the Fight for Racial Justice, Beloit Community Action, 20 Eclipse Blvd.  on Thursday, Feb. 5th from 6:30 – 8:00pm

9.  Our Common Stories From WI to Zimbabwe!  The United Nations Global Concerns featuring speaker Cathy Manthei.  The event occurs on Thursday, March 5th at UW-Rock County Room 106 Allen Hall from 6:30pm to 8pm.

10.  The BTC Annual Soul Food Scholarship Luncheon  Tuesday, March 3, 2015  Central Campus in Janesville-North Commons   11:30-1:30  (more details to follow)   Music by Eclectic Soul featuring DaQuala ‘Cookie’ Payne

Tickets for the Annual Soul Food Scholarship Luncheon are officially now on sale!  Please see Julie Cronk in Student Services or Wanda Sloan at District Office for tickets; cost is $10 general public and $8.00 for students/seniors.

11.  Hashtag Activism and the New Normal   Beloit College  Morse-Ingersoll Hall, Richardson Auditorium  Friday, February 20th at 7pm   Free and open to the public

12.  Institutional Racism and the Black Body   Beloit College  Morse-Ingersoll Hall, Richardson Auditorium  Friday, March 20th at 7pm   Free and open to the public

13.  Policing in Post- 9/11 America   Beloit College  Morse-Ingersoll Hall, Richardson Auditorium  Friday, April 17th at 7pm   Free and open to the public.

14.  Lunch and Learn:  Prizes, free food and fun.  Teams will explore the contributions of African Americans throughout history in this jeopardy-style game.  Thursday, Feb. 12th from 12:00 – 1:00pm in room 1400A on Central Campus.

15.  Discussion:  In Warm Blood:  An open discussion about prison reform and with speakers.  Thursday, Feb. 19th at 12:00pm, 1:30 pm and 3:00pm in room 2200 on Central Campus

16.  Looking at Culture Through the Lens of Race.  BTC, in partnership with the YWCA Madison, offers this educational training to broaden intercultural/interracial awareness and communication. Must pre-register to attend by calling 608-757-7702. The Event occurs on Saturday, Feb. 28th from 9:00am to 5:00pm in room 2200 on Central Campus.

17.  Please join us to honor Black History Month.  Mark your calendars for the upcoming screening/discussion of the award winning “Eyes on The Prize” documentary series. The first showing “No Easy Walk” will be facilitated by Kevin Pullam, Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church-Beloit

February 12 — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rm 2604 – Central Campus)
This film focuses on the power of mass demonstration with the emergence of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

18.  AMERICAN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES:  HISTORY TO HERSTORY
When: April 2, 2015  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Beloit Public Library – 605 Eclipse Blvd.  Beloit, Wisconsin
The Diversity Action Team and the Beloit Public Library invite you to join us for an informative presentation about American History – the real story of America…
 Contributions, challenges and success of women and minorities
 Reforms of modern American history and the decades of struggle
 Inspiring leaders who spoke on behalf of those who had no voice
 Tapestry of America – woven from Native Americans to our most recent immigrants of today
Open to the public – free to attend.

19.  A showing of the movie: Freedom Riders.  At Blackhawk Technical College Central Campus, Room 1104 on Wednesday, April 15th from 3:30 – 5:50.  The movie is free and open to the public.

20.  Holocaust Remembrance   Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story.   A Muslim woman defies the Nazis in World War II Paris.  Friday, April 17th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm in the Blackhawk Room.

21.   SELMA: BRIDGE TO THE BALLOT  When: May 7, 2015  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: UW Rock County- 2909 Kellogg Avenue  Janesville, Wisconsin
The Diversity Action Team of Rock County (DAT) invites you to view the Southern Poverty Law Center’s documentary of Selma: Bridge to Ballot. Santo Carfora, President of DAT and S&J Consulting will be the facilitator for this event.  This film tells the story of a courageous group of students and teachers who, along with other activists, fought a nonviolent battle to win voting rights for African Americans in the South.  The Selma to Montgomery legacy includes the sacrifices of young people whose history is seldom told.

22.  Anti-racism training at BTC on Saturday, May 2.  The leaders are from the Madison YWCA anti-racism team.   The space may be limited, email swilliams60@blackhawk.edu to let her know that you are interested in coming.  This programming focuses on advancing and enhancing the knowledge of people committed to challenging racism in the United States. Through shared self-inquiry and analysis, we explore race-based privilege and its impact on and cost to every member of our society.

This session offers the opportunity for internal reflection through a combination of constructive dialogue and interactive activities. This workshop includes a screening of Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible. The stories highlighted in the film are insightful, poignant and speak to the subtle and overt behaviors stemming from bias that take many forms: personal, interpersonal, cultural, institutional and systemic.

23.  UW-Rock County to Show Vel Phillips Documentary

This advanced-level workshop is intended for participants who acknowledge that racism is a real and pervasive force that can be subtle or unintentional, but is no less impactful on our community. Participants will examine the role that privilege has played in their lives and explore how their privilege can be harnessed for positive change and meaningful action.

Janesville – A free public showing and discussion of the Wisconsin Public Television documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams will be held Wednesday, April 29, at 4 p.m. The event will take place in Room 130 of Williams Hall on the UW-Rock County campus at 2909 Kellogg Ave.

The documentary tells the story of how Vel Phillips, Milwaukee’s first African American and first female alderperson, rose to prominence as one of Wisconsin’s great civil rights activists boasting a list of firsts as part of her legacy. These include the first African American judge in Wisconsin and the first woman in the nation to hold executive office in state government. A discussion on race relations in the 21st century will follow the presentation.

 

 

Fall 2014

  1. Attend a church service where the congregation is comprised mainly of a ethnic/religious group different from your own.
  2. Take a Tour of the Milton House Museum. Hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day are 1 – 4 pm  tours by appointment.   Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Hours are from 10:00am – 4 pm   Guided tours every half hour. Last tour at 4 pm  the Milton House Museum is located on 18 S. Janesville St. Milton  608-868-7772
  3. Domestic Violence Presentation by Terri Jendusa-Nicolai   Thursday, October 9th from 12 – 1 pm in the North Commons.    Free and open to the public

 

4.  The YWCA of Dane County will be facilitating a series of three workshops throughout the semester. Each workshop requires pre-registration, as seating is limited. Please encourage your students to watch for emails regarding the workshops and to sign up early to reserve their spot. The series includes the following workshops:

Communicating Across Cultures – Saturday, September 27th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Deconstructing Racism – Saturday, October 18th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exploring Privilege – Saturday, November 22nd 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The workshops will be held in the Student Success Center (2200). Lunch will be provided at each session. These workshops will be open to faculty, staff, and community members, however students get the first opportunity to pre-register

 

5. ‘Flame On!’: Nuclear Families, Unstable Molecules, and the Queer History of The Fantastic Four” – A Talk by Ramzi Fawaz   Beloit College   Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00pm at Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingers0ll Hall

Released to popular acclaim in 1961, The Fantastic Four (Marvel Comics) tells the story of anti-Communist space adventurers who gain extraordinary powers when cosmic rays alter their physiology. In this talk, Ramzi Fawaz explores the surprising evolution of the comic-book series, which used the mutated bodies of its heroes to depict the transformation of the bread-winning father, doting wife and bickering male siblings of the 1950s nuclear family into icons of 1960s radicalism: the left-wing intellectual, the liberal feminist, the political activist, and the potential queer.

6.  International Day of Peace   Saturday, September 21st,  1 – 4 pm   Peace Park  2801 Rockport Rd. Janesville  Guest Speaker:  Native American Drums,    Open mic, peace readings, kids activities, community booths, a labyrinth and more.  Bring a blanket or a chair.

7.   Learn to Trace Your Irish Roots:  Janesville Hedberg Library on Thursday, October 2nd from 6:00 – 8:00pm

8.   Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil at the Hedberg Library on Tuesday, October 21st from 5 – 6pm.   Join other community members to honor the survivors of domestic violence.  special guest speaker Sergeant Anne Brophy, leader of the Janesville Police Department’s Domestic Violence Intervention Team

9.  Faces of the World: A Multicultural Celebration  Saturday, November 8th from 11am – 4 pm  Hedberg Public Library in Janesville. Sample the sights and sounds of cultures around the world right at your library. Enjoy entertainment, crafts and treats from countries like: Mexico; Japan; France; Iran; Argentina; Uganda; Germany; Native America; and many more! Don’t miss exciting live performances, including the Even Start Dancers and Native American drumming. Special help provided by Craig and Parker teens. No registration necessary; just stop in and travel the world!

10.   Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville. The event occurs from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, September 28th.  Discover the culture and history of Latin American with activities, food and more.  No registration necessary.  Free and open to the public.

11.  Race Matters:  Identity is More Than Color    A panel of UW-Whitewater faculty discuss why it is difficult to talk about race.  The event is on Wednesday, Sept. 24th from 5- 6:30pm in room 2101 in Hyland Hall

12.  Conversaton on Race:  Whiteness and the Normative American Citizen   UW-Whitewater  Wednesday, October 29th from 7 – 8:30pm   Summers Auditorium

13.   Gemuetlichkeit Days (Celebrating German Culture)  September 12 – 14th in Jefferson , Wisconsin    Go to www.gdays.org  for more info.

14.   Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Celebration Fair
When: Monday, Septemeber 29, 2014
Time: 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Where: Craig High School Cafeteria
What: Tea Art Demonstration, Moon Cake Sampling,
Calligraphy Lessons, Story Telling, & More!
Why: To Share Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Customs

15.  Out of Africa:  A Celebration of African music, games, entertainment and food.   Saturday, October 11th from 1 – 4 pm at Blackhawk Technical College.  The event is free and open to the public.

16.  Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration:  Tuesday, October 14th in the Commons at Blackhawk Technical College  from 6:00- 8:00pm   There will be music, food, and other activities.  The event is free and open to the public.

17.  LGBTQ  101   Thursday, October 23rd from 12 – 1 pm in the Student Success Center (room 2201)  Confused about the terms used in the LGBTQ community?  Want to learn how to be a better ally?  Blackhawk Technical College’s Student Network of Activities and Programming and the Multicultural Alliance bring you this introductory workshop to address all of the above.  This event is free and open to the community.

18.  Holidays Around the World   UW-Rock County   Thursday, December 4th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm    Join us for this annual event to sample traditional holiday
entrees, side dishes and desserts from different parts of the world.
Program is free and families are welcome!
Bring an ethnic treat or dish to share.

19.  World AIDS Day   Wednesday December 3rd   At 6:00pm there is a free health fair and dinner.  At 7 pm there is a guest speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2014

  1. Attend a church service where the congregation is comprised mainly of a ethnic/religious group different from your own.
  2. Take a Tour of the Milton House Museum. Hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day are 1 – 4 pm  tours by appointment.   Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Hours are from 10:00am – 4 pm   Guided tours every half hour. Last tour at 4 pm  the Milton House Museum is located on 18 S. Janesville St. Milton  608-868-7772
  3. Monday, January 20th- Tenth Annual MLK Convocation, Beloit College-Eaton Chapel, Beloit WI @ 4:00 p.m.; Open to the public
  4. Beloit Film Festival  Friday, Feb. 14th through Sunday  Feb. 23rd  http://www.beloitfilmfest.com/ visit the website for ticket info, times, and directions.  The following movies below are approved for credit: Corey’s *asteRISKS, Hosta Nunca, Lost in Living, Siberia Monamour,  Street Pulse, Tales From the Organ Trade, Touring Talkies,  Trans,  We Will Be Back, When Nature Seems to Smile: The Irish in Janesville.
  5. International Festival at the Overture Center in Madison.  Saturday Feb. 22nd starting at 11:00 am to 5 pm  It is free and open to the public.  Featuring arts, crafts, food and performances representing more than 25 cultures
  6. Aldrich Middle School’s Cultural fair and EXPO is March 27th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Foods from cultures across the globe include Mexican, German, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Southern Soul. Cultural Fair entertainment in the Auditorium includes the Even Start Dancers at 5:45 PM – 6:05 PM, CBC Praise Team Choir at 6:10 PM – 6:30 PM and Chinese Acrobats at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Foods from cultures across the globe include Mexican, German, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese ,Southern Soul and deserts. Families are encouraged to meet Aldrich staff learn about our educational programs including early childhood pre K students. Representatives for open enrollment will be available to answer questions. Tickets include dinner and entertainment. $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children.
  7. Infant mortality is one of the most critical health problems facing Wisconsin.  In 2010, an African American child born in WI was three times more likely to die before his or her first birthday than a white child.  What creates this extreme discrepancy? Why should this statistic open our eyes?   Beloit is working to reduce infant death inequalities with a coordinated plan, “Beloit Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families” (BLIHF). Lisa Jackson, Community Engagement Coordinator, will explain the statistics and the key areas of accessing health care, strengthening African American families, and addressing social and economic inequities.

This program will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, February 6, at the administrative building, Hyatt Smith Room on the UW-Rock County campus, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville. The Diversity Action Team (DAT) of Rock County is sponsoring the presentation, which is free and open to the public. Registration is not needed.

  1. YWCA Diversity Workshops  Thursday, February 6th 12:00 pm -1:00pm

It’s Time to Talk

Purpose: To raise awareness about the nature and impact of white privilege and to recognize the harm of a privilege structure to both those with and those without privilege

Participants MUST pre-register at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040544A8A82BA13-its

Registration is limited to the first 20 reservations

  1. Saturday, February 22nd 9:00 am – 1:00 pm     Communicating Across Cultures

Looking at culture through the lens of race, the YWCA offers this educational training to broaden intercultural and interracial awareness and to improve intercultural and interracial communication.

Participants MUST pre-register at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040544A8A82BA13-communication

Registration is limited to the first 25 reservations

  1. 9.  Rock County Historical Society (RCHS) is proud to be one of the many organizations around the nation to host the 4-part film and lecture series: Created Equal. Dedicated to sharing the significance and importance of America’s Civil Rights struggle, Created Equal relates to all Americans no matter their background or lifestyle.

All four evenings are free and open to the public. They will consist of excerpts of the featured film and discussion between the viewers and a guest speaker. All meetings will be held in the Lower Gallery of the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center located at 426 N. Jackson St. in Janesville, WI.

Created Equal Film Schedule:

  • Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30pm-8:30 pm- Excerpts from “The Abolitionists” with discussion led by Dr. Elizabeth Jozwiak.
  • Wednesday, March 12th at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm- Excerpts from “Slavery by Another Name” with discussion led by Dr. Elizabeth Jozwiak.
  • Wednesday, April 9th at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm- The entire 77 minutes of “The Loving Story” with discussion led by Dr. David McKay.
  • Wednesday, May 14th at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm- Excerpts from “Freedom Riders” with discussion led by Dr. David McKay
  1. Soul Food Luncheon, Wednesday Feb. 26th in the cafeteria at Central Campus in the North Commons from 11:30 – 1:30.  Cost is $8 for students and $12 for staff/public.  Music will be provided by Eclectic Soul.
  2. Food & Faith a conversation with Vandana Shiva Scientist, philosopher, feminist, author, environmentalist, activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva is a one-woman movement for peace, sustainability and social justice  Friday, April 4th, 2014   8 p.m. – Keynote: The Right to Food   Eaton Chapel   Beloit College Free Open to the Public
  3. Tuesday, March 4, tiered classroom (2227) noon – 1:30 Umoja: No Men Allowed (38 minutes)
  4. Tuesday, March 18, tiered classroom (2227) 11:00– 12:30   Belfast Girls (1 hour)
  5. Tuesday, March 25th  4:30   Blackhawk Room (1315)  Forbidden Voices
  6. Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Heroines  Film and Discussion  Tuesday, March 18th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm  at the Janesville Hedberg Library.  Free and open to the public
  7. Brothers Reaching Out (BRO) and Sisters Inspiring Sisters (SIS) at Craig and Parker High Schools cordially invite students, families and community members to our annual Soul Food Night at Parker High School on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event will take place in the cafeteria and include a soul food tasting, dramatic readings from Freedom’s Children, spoken word, and visual art. If you would like to bring a soul food dish to pass, please contact Mrs. Amiee Leavy by phone (608-751-0278) or email (aleavy@janesville.k12.wi.us).  African attire is encouraged. We look forward to seeing you at this event.
  8. A Native American’s Perspective on Mining:

Location:

Commons Meeting Room HS120  UW-Rock County

Dates:

Thu, Apr 3, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Description

During a free program on Thursday, April 3, Billy Bob Grahn, a Bad River tribal member, will present his perspective on the mining situation close to his reservation near Penokee Hills in northwestern Wisconsin. Grahn will begin with an update on current facts and then discuss how the people of the Bad River reservation will be affected if the state government finalizes its decision to use native property for mining and pipe lines. He will explain why many Native Americans feel that history is repeating itself.

Grahn is a Native American drummer and singer, an Eagle Feather carrier and a staff carrier. He is a 26-year Janesville resident and is the founder and director of the Red Road House, open to people of all races who are dealing with drug and alcohol addictions.

The program will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Hyatt Smith Room 120 on the UW-Rock County campus, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville. The Diversity Action Team (DAT) of Rock County is sponsoring the presentation, which is free and open to the public. Registration is not needed.

  1. Amigos Coming Together (ACT) at Craig and Amigos Helping Amigos (AHA) at Parker cordially invite students, families and community members to our annual Cesar Chavez Night at Craig High School on Monday, March 31, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to8:00 p.m. This event will take place in the cafeteria and include a food tasting, speakers and music. If you would like to bring a dish to pass, please contact Mrs. Amiee Leavy by phone (608-751-0278) or email (aleavy@janesville.k12.wi.us).
  2. 2014 Holocaust Remembrance Program  Wednesday, April 30th from 3:30 – 5:30 in the North Commons at the BTC Central Campus.
  3. “Brave Miss World”  a film presentation looking at a former Miss World Contestant who was stabbed and raped.  The film is shown in the North Commons on Monday, April 28th from 10:30 – 12:50

 

 

 

 

Fall 2013

  1. Attend a church service where the congregation is comprised mainly of a ethnic/religious group different from your own.
  2. Take a Tour of the Milton House Museum. Hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day are 1 – 4 pm  tours by appointment.   Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Hours are from 10:00am – 4 pm   Guided tours every half hour. Last tour at 4 pm  the Milton House Museum is located on 18 S. Janesville St. Milton  608-868-7772
  3. BTC Central Campus:  Thursday, September 12th from 10:00am – 2:00pm  in the Triangle Room  Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (Invisible War)  Documentary and Discussion.  Register for the event by visiting the following link:  www.eventbrite.com/event/7969536097
  4. Henry Golde, a Holocaust survivor, will speak in the North Commons at BTC at noon on Thursday, September 26th.
  5. Claude Steele, Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, will be in Beloit on Monday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Eaton Chapel to discuss his groundbreaking book and deliver a presentation titled Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do.  The Eaton Chapel is located at Beloit College.
  6. More Than Freedom: Black Northerners and the Meaning of the Civil War (lecture is free and open to the public)

Date: Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall  Beloit College

  1. Challenges for Humanitarianism in Afghanistan  (lecture exploring humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan since 2001)  lecture is free and open to the public

Date: Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Time: 8:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Location: Moore Lounge  Beloit college

  1. “Ranges of Motion: Disability, Surveillance, and the Politics of Identity”  a public lecture by Ellen Samuels, Assistant Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies atUW-Madisonwho will deliver this inaugural lecture about intersectionality, interdisciplinarity and social justice. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Date: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Location: Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall   Beloit College

 

  1. “Feast and Famine” Inequalities in the Global Food System.”  Elizabeth Ransom’s talk will focus on the dramatic changes that have occurred in the agriculture and food system in recent decades with particular emphasis on changes within the global beef trade and its impacts on the people and environments of Southern Africa.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall   Beloit College

 

  1. Linda Loubert, PhD presents: “Can Environmental Justice and Economic Development Co-exist in the African American Community?” as a part of the African American Heritage Lecture Series. This event is sponsored by MASS.  The event occurs on Wednesday, September 25th at 5:30pm in UC 259a at the UW-Whitewater.  The event is free and open to the public.
  2. Boxes & Walls is an interactive diversity experience created for our students and the entire UW-Whitewater community. This tour features rooms with diversity-related experiences that allow each participant to feel and/or sense what it feels like to experience life from various diverse perspectives. Boxes and Walls educates students to tear down walls and throw away boxes that hold stereotypes. The event occurs at Esker on four different dates from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.  The dates are October 14th through the 17th.  The event is free and open to the public.
  3. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles Presents: It Gets Better  A six member cast of The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will engage our community in an informative and inspiring week-long residency. The culminating event of the communal effort is the unique musical production,It Get’s Better! The cast members collaborate with local performers, community members, schools and organizations to create a thought provoking performance responding to the issue of bullying. The event occurs Thursday, November 7th at 7:30 pm at the Young Auditorium at UW-Whitewater.  The event is free and open to the public but a ticket is required for admission.
  4. Seventh Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to end domestic violence!  Pontiac Convention Center in Janesville.

Local men (and women and girls!)  rally friends, form teams and collect pledges then take to the streets Friday, September 27 to walk a mile in women’s shoes to raise awareness and funds to help women and children affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. To register as a walker, pledge or see team incentives visit www.ywcawalkamile.org

Begin fundraising now and print a WALK A MILE pledge sheet (Click here)

  1. Attend one wheelchair basketball game at UW-Whitewater.  Click the following link to view the schedule: http://www.uww.edu/recsports/wcathletics/mens/schedule.html (For Fall 2013, the weekend of November 22nd and 23rd )
  2. International Day of Peace   Saturday, September 21st,  1 – 4 pm   Peace Park  2801 Rockport Rd. Janesville  Guest Speaker:  Pardeep Kaleka    Open mic, peace readings, kids activities, community booths, a labyrinth and more.  Bring a blanket or a chair.
  3. Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil    Tuesday, October 15th,  5 -6 pm  Presented by YWCA Rock County  Join the YWCA as they honor and remember the survivors, victims and families dealing with domestic violence.  Hear the voices of survivors, family members and children.  Their moving stories will show the power of their resiliency.
  4. Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville. The event occurs from 2 to 3 pm on Saturday, September 15th.  Discover the culture and history of Latin American with activities, food and more.  No registration necessary.  Free and open to the public.
  5. Faces of the World: A Multicultural Celebration  Saturday, November 9th from 11am – 4 pm  Hedberg Public Library in Janesville. Sample the sights and sounds of cultures around the world right at your library. Enjoy entertainment, crafts and treats from countries like: Mexico; Japan; France; Iran; Argentina; Uganda; Germany; Native America; and many more! Don’t miss exciting live performances, including the Even Start Dancers and Native American drumming. Special help provided by Craig and Parker teens. No registration necessary; just stop in and travel the world!
  6. “What It Means to Be Latino” presented by Maria Yolanda Pena.  The event occurs on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the University of Wisconsin, Rock County in the Hyatt Smith Meeting Room from 6:30 – 8:00 pm  The meeting is free and open to the public.
  7. Out of Africa: Come and enjoy African music, dancing and food. Lots of entertainment for people of all ages. • Sample African cuisine • Listen and dance to live native music • Story telling • Children’s crafts and games • Silent auction and Jinja Jewelry • Learn more about our global world

This free event is open to the public and occurs at Blackhawk Technical College on Saturday, October 12th from 12 – 3 pm.

  1. Monday November 11th.  Brian King:  Autism and the New Relationship Paradigm   11:30- 1:00pm in the Triangle Room at BTC.  Free and open to the public
  2. Tuesday, November 12th.  Susan O’Halloran:  Religion and Diversity  4:30 – 7:30pm  in the Triangle Room at BTC
  3. Wednesday, November 13th.  Andre Koen:  Cultural Competency and Micro Aggressions   5:00- 7:30pm  in the Triangle Room at BTC
  4. Thursday, November 14th.   Paul Gorski: Diversity – From Awareness to Action   4:30-7:30pm in the Triangle Room at BTC

 

 

 

 

 

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