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UWM’s Academic Adventurers

November 5, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

image of artwork in exhibitUWM’s Academic Adventurers welcomes Adam Jussel, UWM Dean of Students, as he presents “Campus Cares: A Human Centered, Trauma Informed, Return to Campus,” a talk on his installation as part of the Hostile Terrains exhibit at the Emile H. Mathis Gallery. The lecture takes place on Friday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library, located on the 3rd floor, east wing, of the Golda Meir Library building, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.

As highlighted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, a team of driven campus volunteers has created a trauma-informed approach to crafting the start to this new academic year – an approach that honors the last year of pandemic learning and life.

What have we learned about our own community’s COVID experiences and how their research has informed supporting students, staff, and faculty and how they want to embed a human centric approach into campus culture going forward.

In collaboration with the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery at UWM, the Academic Adventurers lectures, sponsored by the American Geographical Society Library, this year will focus on the Mathis’ current exhibit, Hostile Terrains.

The opening to the Mathis Gallery’s installation of Hostile Terrains connects us with the community fabric – how we can center ourselves, work with and support one another and approach this work with reverence and care.

Hostile Terrains examines the intersection of space, policy and violence in and around the United States. This exploration is catalyzed by the Hostile Terrain 94 installation, authored by the Undocumented Migration Project and directed by anthropologist Jason De Leon of UCLA.

At UWM’s Mathis Gallery, the installations in the exhibit analyze hostile landscapes in and around Milwaukee from the perspective of immigration, Native People, African Americans, reproductive justice, and the Covid-19 pandemic, among others.

The objective of the exhibit is to center and amplify the voices of the silenced, reveal the invisible injustices embedded in our landscapes, and to cultivate connections between allies and organizations fighting for rights in and beyond Milwaukee.

The Hostile Terrains exhibit is open to the public in the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery on UWM’s campus M-Th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through February 10, 2022.

UWM’s Academic Adventurers is a continuing series of informal Friday afternoon programs which give members of the UWM community the opportunity to hear about their colleagues adventures abroad and afield.

UWM’s Academic Adventurers talks begin at 3 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library, third floor, east wing of the Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee.

A reception with light refreshments accompanies each talk.  For more information or to arrange for special needs, call 414-229-6282.


November 5, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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American Geographical Society Library, UWM Golda Meir Library building, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, 53211 United States