Virtual Event: Sisters Like Me | Black Girl Magic

Sisters like me is an event for Black womxn-identified students to facilitate community and bonding. Join us for an afternoon of Black Girl Magic! Black womxn leaders on and off campus will be facilitating discussions and sharing their experiences with self-care as a radical and important act, especially during this current climate. Presented by UWM Women’s Resource Center and UWM Black Student Cultural Center. … Continue Reading »

“Op-Ed: Addressing Milwaukee’s structures of racism in the wake of George Floyd’s death”

Dr. Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, AADS Associate Professor, along with AADS Ph.D. Candidate, Crystal Ellis, discuss how today’s protests about George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police officers are not only about his death but is the culmination of Black people’s frustrations at persistent inequalities that strangle our life chances in their recent article, “Addressing Milwaukee’s structures of racism in the wake of George Floyd’s death.” published in The Cap Times.… Continue Reading »

Michael W. Ross Scholarship

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies is now considering students for the Michael W. Ross Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year. This $1,000 scholarship is given to a full-time major in AADS. Minors are eligible to apply for the Ross Scholarship if they declare the AADS major by September 1, 2020. The application deadline is May 26, 2020.… Continue Reading »

Upcoming Event | Black Ballot, Black Power

Please join us on for a special panel discussion on the struggle for the Black vote in Milwaukee and Wisconsin’s past, present, and future. Panelists will discuss barriers to voting and Black resistance to the suppression of their voices. Panelists will also explore future directions and consider opportunities for Black communities and Black voters with the DNC in Milwaukee. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at 6:00-7:30 pm in UWM’s Lubar Hall, S151.… Continue Reading »