As momentum builds across the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, we have seen an increase in student action and dialogue here in Madison. The Eric Garner verdict brought a vigil at the Kohl Center, hundreds of students marched to College Library in December and community members gathered in January with UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank to engage in dialogue. As more and more people find their place in the movement and wish to stand in solidarity, there are many asking what can I do or how can I do more?
The Multicultural Student Center social justice education team will host an interactive workshop on February 26th at 5:30 in the Multicultural Student Center to continue conversations around #blacklivesmatter, #aboutraceuw, and #uwvoices with an emphasis on strengthening the student movement for racial justice at UW Madison and continuing the momentum for taking action.
Participants will break into race-alike caucus groups to discuss how their personal identities impact their experience of the movement and will explore tactics for effectively standing in solidarity with other people fighting for racial justice. After the breakout sessions, participants will come back together for a group dialogue and an opportunity to make community commitments.
This event will be co-facilitated by the professional social justice educators on staff at the Multicultural Student Center. Their team collectively holds a wealth of knowledge on community organizing, allyship development across race, and social justice principles that they will share in an effort to raise up student efforts and strengthen student’s capacity to make a strong impact on the UW-Madison community.
The event will be a chance for students to strategize with their peers and connect with their supporters and allies. All are welcome. Please contact MSC Associate Director Alice Traore at email@example.com or 608-265-2513 for more information or to request accommodations. Click here for more information.