Antiracism Event Series

UW-Milwaukee’s Honors Equity Team and its co-sponsors, the Inclusive Excellence Center and Student Involvement, invite students and community members to join us at the Honors House (Rm 196) on Friday, February 24th at 11:30AM, for the first-ever “Race, Justice, Power!” Undergraduate Research Conference! To strengthen UWM’s campus community’s commitment to antiracist activism, we are highlighting various undergraduate students’ multidisciplinary research on issues that challenge racial oppression. Snacks and beverages will be provided for attendees.

The conference features Keynote Speaker and Rufus King High School alumnus, Adam Carr (he/him), Milwaukee Historian and story-collector, whose community-minded research chronicles Milwaukee’s history that exists in the margins. Carr got his start exploring Milwaukee’s history at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, where he served as a producer for three years and featured 800 stories—many of which provided direct testimonies of liberation and triumph from Milwaukee’s BIPOC community. Since his time at 88Nine, Carr continues to chronicle Milwaukee’s people’s history, to bring context to the social issues affecting us all today. Carr even provides personal tours of our city, which privileges the stories oftentimes overlooked by traditional historians! His work has been featured at Milwaukee Film Festival, and recognized in various publications, like Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, On Milwaukee, Urban Milwaukee, Shepherd Express—and more!

MKE101: Interpreting stories of freedom in Milwaukee

If Milwaukee’s story were a bookshelf, many of our most important stories have yet to be published. This has led too many of us to accept overly simplistic narratives about the city, while others deem the moment too complex to penetrate. We need to do better.

In this session, we will build a foundational narrative for understanding Milwaukee, then explore how lessons from our shared history can propel us towards a better future. In particular, we will touch on three canonical stories in Milwaukee’s movement history: the Open Housing Marches, Chapman Hall Takeover and origins of Milwaukee’s Indian Community School. We will engage with each of these remarkable stories, then consider the community infrastructure and collaboration that was required in each case. Be prepared to draw, diagram and even move (no special skills required).

See details listed below for a schedule of presentations, parking accommodations, and more:


11:30a – 1:00p — Adam Carr, Keynote: “MKE101: Interpreting Stories of Freedom in Milwaukee”

1:15p – 2:00p — Onisha D, Ian S, Liz K: “Students for Fair Admissions vs. Harvard/UNC”

2:00p – 2:30p — Alejandra G: “Mental Health or Locura” and Samawia A.: “Islamophobia in America”

2:40p – 3:10p — Jo F: “Transcending Borders & Crossing Boundaries: Contemporary Hmong Gendered Politics”


Ronan C: “Do you see yourself on the T.V. screen? Do you see yourself in the magazine?: or, BIPOC Erasure, as Exemplified in Punk”

3:20p – 3:50p — Maddi K “Class not Race, Race not Class: Douglass, Dubois, and Critical Race Theory” & Owen G “How Race Affects The Death Penalty”

MC’d by Mia Heredia, Equity Team Graduate Mentor and UW-Milwaukee’s Student Association President


The Honors Equity Team is proud to collaborate with the Inclusive Excellence Center and Student Involvement for the first “Race, Justice, Power!” Undergraduate Research Conference. To learn more about these departments and how they support our campus community, see the links provided below!

Learn more about the Inclusive Excellence Center
Learn more about Student Involvement

Parking Information and Location

Please note public parking located on campus is PAID only. Street parking surrounding campus is free but limited to 30 minutes-2hours, depending on street location.

Content Warning:

Please note, due to the sensitive nature of the “Race, Justice, Power!” Undergraduate Research Conference, some topics featured in presentations will heavily feature topics of systemic, racial oppression and other, intersecting issues of race.

Accessibility & Questions:

Please email for accessibility requests (interpreting services, wheelchair accommodations, Zoom link, etc.) or any questions, comments, or concerns related to the conference.


The UWM Honors College seeks to be a radically welcoming space where all students, staff, and faculty can flourish and experience genuine belonging.

The Honors Antiracism Event Series provides a forum for cross-campus conversations and activities that seek to dismantle systemic racism in higher education.

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