Student Employee Diversity Forum Series

Introducing the Student Employee Diversity Forum Series!

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 7 sessions spread out across the week of October 18th-22nd. Students can attend any or all of the sessions provided as part of the Forum Series. All sessions will take place in a virtual setting (Zoom) and will be one hour in length.

Goals

  • Communicate new perspectives and knowledge to participants, providing a foundation for mindful discussion.
  • Develop valuable skills that will foster and encourage an expanded awareness surrounding diversity, identity and inclusion.
  • Empower participants to express their identity and feel confident in their ability to create inclusive environments.

While each event has a student employee focus, all students are welcome to attend these free events! We encourage you to attend the sessions you find to be most valuable on your diversity, identity, and inclusion journey. Together, we can collectively contribute towards a more inclusive Badger community.

Sessions

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Wellbeing & Self Care Awareness

In this session, we will discuss how wellbeing means something different to everyone, and talk about how a person’s environment, social community, and lived experiences play a role in wellbeing. You will spend time reflecting on your own wellbeing and discovering ways that you can practice self-care at UW.

When: Monday, October 18th at 11:00 AM

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Building Capacity & Community in the Workplace

In many cases, inequity exists in the workplace, which doesn’t always allow for individuals to bring their full self to the space or be their best self. This conversation will talk through ways in which you can develop capacity and make an impact in your workplace to renew and enhance equity.

When: Tuesday, October 19th at 10:00 AM

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LGBTQ+ Student Worker Bill of Rights

Join Gender and Sexuality Center staff to build out a best practices document to share with your campus employer. What do you need and want from your workplace to feel affirmed and bring your authentic self to work? Intended for LGBTQ+ students and their friends & allies.

When: Tuesday, October 19th at 3:00 PM

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UW-Madison DREAMers Organization

Undocumented and DACA students face many challenges in higher education. This ranges from financial barriers, mental health, the US immigration system, the lack of information and resources for staff, navigating college with fewer resources, etc. This presentation will define the current situation where undocumented/DACA student needs and areas  that still need to be met.

When: Wednesday, October 20th at 8:00AM

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International Student Panel

Join current students as they share their experiences as international students at UW-Madison. Come learn about student life, student employment, and the transition to Madison.  Participate in our discussion to learn how to support international students on campus.

When: Wednesday, October 20th at 3:00 PM

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Privilege And White Identity

In this session, folx will be exploring the concepts of privilege and whiteness. It is a space for white folks to address our privilege, confront our biases, and identify the change we want to be in the world. Students will leave with a working understanding of their own identities and how their whiteness impacts the world around them.

When: Thursday, October 21st at 1:00 PM

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Being an Advocate for Change

Nalah McWhorter will be taking us through her journey of being an advocate for change while sharing how others can play a role in advocacy. Changing things in very complicated systems can often be a very large job, so it is important to stand with & support those doing the work. This session will give you a greater understanding of how you can do this.

When: Friday, October 22nd at 1:00 PM

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Resources

The following resources will help expand knowledge on unconscious bias and provide suggested strategies for reducing bias.

Pronoun Usage: 

“You can’t know what pronouns someone uses just by looking at them… Using someone’s pronouns correctly is important because it shows that you respect them. -UW-Madison Gender and Sexuality Campus Center Pronoun Guide

Inclusive Language Information

Social Justice aims to open the doors of access to everyone. The following resources include events and readings/documentaries to help build an understanding on the topic of Social Justice. The following have been graciously compiled by the Wisconsin Union’s Social Justice Hub:

The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC) is a unit on campus that is aimed to actively address oppression in all forms and affirms, includes and celebrates people across the spectrum of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, including their intersectional experiences and perspectives.”

The GSCC provides a multitude of trainings, resources and guides for supporting the LGBTQ+ community:

For additional information or support, contact the GSCC at: lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu