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MLK speaker: Hear the things you don’t agree with

February 1, 2024

Writer and actress Anna Deavere Smith encouraged audience members to continue the fight against racism and injustice in her keynote speech at the MLK Symposium Wednesday evening at Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.

15 Badgers recognized among Wisconsin’s Most Influential Black Leaders for 2023

January 8, 2024

Current and former UW–Madison students and employees received recognition from Madison365 for their tremendous contributions to Wisconsin's Black community across their diverse fields, from public health and education, to finance, public service and law.

UW–Madison’s DDEEA celebrates 15th cohort of Outstanding Women of Color

March 8, 2023

The awardees are chosen based on their engagement in social justice, activism, and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Q&A: Gloria Hawkins on her return as an ombuds

August 2, 2022

"I never forgot how people helped me feel empowered, which was instrumental in my growth and development as a professional. Now is the time for me to give back in a consistent and, hopefully, impactful way."

Late-night event celebrates the contributions of second and third shift staff

November 19, 2021

Nearly 300 second and third shift staff members at UW–Madison had an opportunity to enjoy good food, socialize with colleagues, and meet Bucky Badger at an employee appreciation event.

UW-Madison to Hold 13th Annual Recognition for Outstanding Women of Color on March 3

February 11, 2021

The thirteenth cohort of Outstanding Women of Color awardees will be honored at a virtual reception on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6 p.m. CST…

‘Caste’ author Isabel Wilkerson to headline MLK Symposium

January 15, 2021

“Isabel Wilkerson is a distinguished author with writings that synthesize history and personal narratives to help our generation consider the implications of a system of oppression and racism,” says Cheryl Gittens, interim deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

Registration open for Diversity Forum 2020

September 29, 2020

The 2020 UW–Madison Diversity Forum will be held virtually on October 27-28. This year’s forum will explore a convergence of contemporary issues from racial equity and social justice to disparities in health care and white privilege during two full days of speakers and interactive sessions.

Gittens to serve as UW–Madison’s interim chief diversity officer

June 25, 2020

“This is a crucial role on our campus at a time when continued progress on equity and inclusion is not only expected but essential,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “We are very fortunate to have someone with Dr. Gittens’ experience and skill to lead this effort."

Chief Diversity Officer Sims to depart for provost role in North Carolina

June 22, 2020

“We know there is much more to be done to increase the diversity of our university community," says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. "Patrick has been an important leader in these efforts. Our commitment is strong and will continue.”