Campus Diversity Updates & News

Here at the Diversity Center, we work hard to make sure that we're bringing Lawrence, and the Appleton community, events that serve to enhance diversity. Afterwards, we like to preserve the events in an archive so that anybody -- that includes YOU! -- can see what we've been up to! 

Here are some of our most recent events and activities. If you want to learn more about any specific event that is listed, you can click on the hyperlink of the interactive poster! 

Dream Catcher Event 2017

Dream Catcher Event 2017

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Movie Showing: Black Panther

Black Panther


Thursday, March 28, 2019

  • Commemoration For Lives Lost-Christchurch Massacre
    5:00pm Warch Campus Center 224 - Esch Hurvis Studio (Esch)
    The Deans of Spiritual and Religious Life will lead a service of commemoration for victims of the Christchurch massacre. Open to the Lawrence community. This event enhances spiritual and religious life. This is a diversity-related event.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  • Povolny Lecture Series in International Studies - Pivotal States
    4:30pm Thomas Steitz Hall of Science 102 - Lecture Hall
    Povolny Lecture Series in International Studies - Pivotal States. Maria Inclan, Associate Professor of Political Science at Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) in Mexico City, will present "The Zapatista Movement and Mexico's Democratic Transition." This is a diversity-related event.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  • Cultural competency lecture on Environmental Justice and its intersections with Social Justice
    11:15am Warch Campus Center 225 - Esch Hurvis Room (Hurvis)
    Jason Brozek Environmental Justice - Global Movement, Local Actions The environmental justice movement, briefly, is built on the idea that negative environmental consequences are disproportionately felt by vulnerable, marginalized communities. To understand key environmental issues like climate change, deforestation and freshwater scarcity, therefore, we need to understand intersections with race, gender, and class. This discussion will explore the origins of the global environmental justice movement and connect it to local projects from students in the ENST 300 Environmental Justice symposium. This is a diversity-related event.
  • 2018-19 Povolny Lecture Series in International Studies - Pivotal States
    4:30pm Thomas Steitz Hall of Science 102 - Lecture Hall
    2018-19 Povolny Lecture Series in International Studies - Pivotal States. Fabian Sivnert LU '16, Doctoral Student - Oxford University, will present "Sweden's Naked Truth: A Story of Alienation, Treachery, and Fake News" This is a diversity-related event.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  • Sharing Circle (Low income or Pell eligible)
    4:30pm Warch Campus Center 325 - Nathan Marsh Pusey Room
    This sharing circle is for anyone who identifies as coming from a low income household or as a Pell eligible student. Sharing Circles provide an opportunity to discuss personal experiences, insights and strategies they have developed to thrive at Lawrence. This process is grounded in the concept of talking circles used by many Indigenous Peoples. This is a diversity-related event.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Women on Campus Coffee Hour
    8:00am Warch Campus Center 325 - Nathan Marsh Pusey Room
    Women faculty and staff are invited to come together for conversation and coffee, to create a network of support and discuss strategies to thrive on campus as the university continues to aspire to achieve gender equity. This is a diversity-related event.
  • University Convocation:"Changing the Way We See Native America," Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) Project 562 director/photographer
    11:10am Memorial Chapel 103A - Stage
    All campus convocation and Project 562 mural installation and exhibit This event enhances spiritual and religious life. This is a diversity-related event.
  • Reception and Mural Unveiling
    12:30pm Thomas Steitz Hall of Science 101 - Atrium
    Reception to celebrate the unveiling of a public mural of indigenous representation following a week long residency with Matika Wilbur, Project 562 director/photographer and the Lawrence University Native American students. The event will follow the Convocation and Q & A. This event enhances spiritual and religious life. This is a diversity-related event.

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • Fox Cities Reads:"Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond
    10:00am Memorial Chapel 103A - Stage
    A collaborative effort from the Fox Cities Book Festival and local libraries, Fox Cities Reads is a one book, one community endeavor where readers are encouraged to pick up a copy of the book and participate in discussions leading up to a visit from the author. "Evicted" is a nonfiction account of eight families in Milwaukee struggling to keep a roof over their heads. It won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, a National Book Critics Circle Award and a Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. Desmond is a professor of sociology at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in 2010 from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has studied poverty in America, city life, housing insecurity, public policy, racial inequality and ethnography. Fox Cities Reads is an initiative started by Fox Cities public libraries and the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. It's a collaboration between the libraries and the Fox Cities Book Festival and the goal is to build a larger sense of community while promoting literacy. Each year, a work is selected to encourage the community to read and discuss in the lead up to a visit from the author. This is a diversity-related event.
  • Upstander Training with FIT Oshkosh
    1:00pm Warch Campus Center 225 - Esch Hurvis Room (Hurvis)
    Upstander Training prepares participants to intervene safely and appropriately when witnessing incidents of discrimination, harassment or harm. Participants engage with real-life scenarios to enable them to effectively identify and challenge negative narratives and behaviors. Become an agent for change and foster a positive of culture of safety and respect in your places of influence. This is a diversity-related event.

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