Antiracism Event Series

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.

Past Events 

Citizen Reading 

Our kickoff event was held on Dec. 3, 2020. It featured a virtual reading of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen performed by members of the Honors community, followed by an informal, interactive discussion among students, faculty, staff, and guests from our partner high schools.

Story Stitch Conversations 

On April 9th we hosted an online gathering focused on building connection, empathy, and inclusion in the Honors community through the art of storytelling.

Participants engaged in guided, small group discussions held in Zoom breakout rooms using questions derived from the Story Stitch conversation game created by Green Card Voices.

Our goals were to foster a sense of belonging among all Honors students, faculty, and staff; valuing the lived experiences of those who have experienced exclusion; and deepening our sense of compassion for one another as we shared our stories and struggles in a supportive environment.

Confronting Whiteness in the Campus Community 

On April 29th, we hosted an online workshop facilitated by Dr. Lisa Anderson-Levy and Dr. Catherine Orr from Beloit College.

 In this 90-minute workshop we discusses ideas and developed strategies for identifying and confronting whiteness.