Race, Justice, Power Undergraduate Conference

Congratulations to our 2024 Outstanding Presentation winners!

Vanessa Chavez, “From Fear to Freedom
Creative category

Logan Glembin, “The Lingering Effects of Slavery and the Importance of Dr. James Cameron’s Mission
Research category

2nd Annual RACE, JUSTICE, POWER Undergraduate Conference – February 23, 2024

UW-Milwaukee’s Honors Equity Team and Student Involvement invite students, staff, and community members to join us in the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center on Friday, February 23rd 11am to 4pm for the 2nd annual Race, Justice, Power undergraduate 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. The conference features Keynote Speaker, Judge Derek Mosley 11am to 12:30pm, followed by student presenters 12:45pm to 4pm. Snacks will be provided for attendees.

The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center is located on UWM’s campus at 2100 E. Kenwood Blvd, on the northwest corner of E. Kenwood Blvd and N. Maryland Ave.

Map to the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

For more information on public parking, visit the UWM Visitor Parking site.

2024 Line-up 

11:00a–12:30p — Judge Derek Mosley, Keynote: “Blacks in History” 

12:45p–1:20p — Florin S: “Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on Native Americans”;  Ronan C: “An Autoethnography of Colonization: What Does Colonialism Look Like in Our Daily Lives?” ( Click to view video)

1:30p–1:55p — Vanessa C: “From Fear to Freedom” ( Click to view video)

2:05p–2:45p — Logan G: “The Lingering Effects of Slavery and the Importance of Dr. James Cameron’s Mission” ( Click to view video); Hannah R: “Dealing with Hate Speech on Campus” ( Click to view video)

2:50p–3:50p – Discussion

MC’d by Mia Heredia, UWM Honors Equity Team Graduate Lead, Black Graduate Student Association President, and Former Student Association President

Content Warning:

Please note, due to the sensitive nature of the Race, Justice, Power Conference, some topics featured in presentations will include topics of systemic, racial oppression and other intersecting issues of race.

Accessibility & Questions:

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



Speakers and Presentations from the 2023 Race, Justice, Power conference:

Adam Carr, Keynote: “MKE101: Interpreting Stories of Freedom in Milwaukee”

Onisha D, Ian S, Liz K: “Students for Fair Admissions vs. Harvard/UNC” (Click to view video) (Click to view proposal)

Alejandra G: “Mental Health or Locura” (Click to view proposal)

Samawia A.: “Islamophobia in America” (Click to view video)

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” (Click to view video) (Click to view proposal)

Maddi K: “Class not Race, Race not Class: Douglass, Dubois, and Critical Race Theory” (Click to view video)

Owen G: “How Race Affects The Death Penalty” (Click to view video)

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


Please contact honors-antiracism@uwm.edu with any questions.