2019-2020 Multicultural Events of Interest

Indigenuity & TeeJop: Launching Mindfulness of this Sacred Place
An evening with Samantha Skenandore, Attorney, Quarles & Brady LLP  and Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal member
Hosted by the Distinguished Lecture Series and co-sponsored by the School of Education's American Indian Curriculum Services office and MERIT Library.
Date: Monday, September 23
Time: 7:30pm
Location:  Shannon Hall - Memorial Union
The Hoocąkra (the Ho-Chunk people) have called Teejop (Four Lakes) home since time immemorial. Teejop is a special sacred place that is now home to people from all over the world and some remaining Hoocak community members. Together we are the Teejop community. We are friends. We are neighbors. To take this communal relationship to a the higher level requires a dose of “indigenuity” – the creative genius of indigenous people sharing their traditional cultural knowledge to overcome adversity and craft new solutions. This practice is known to strengthen and bring value to the individual, the community and the bond that has intertwined us. This lecture is tailored to introduce fellow Teejop community members to the rich history of Teejop captured by its stewards, Hoocąkra, and to challenge community members to practice, observe and promote mindful learning, respect and exploration of this sacred place.

School of Education (SOE) Fall Multicultural Welcome
: ​​​Thursday, ​September 26, 2019
Time: ​6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Harrison Parlor - Lathrop Hall
With our School of Education academic community housed in over a dozen buildings on campus, we often do not have a chance to come together and meet the many​ wonderful faculty, staff, and students who comprise our community.  Join us as we celebrate one another's journeys in Education, Health, and the Arts!

Quilting Memory: A Live Action in Charcoal & Muslin
Date: ​Thurdsay, September 26 (Rain date - Sat 09/28/2019 from 10am-12pm)
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Meet at the top of Bascom Hill
Join a roaming action-event to create charcoal rubbings of multiple campus sites led by fall 2019 Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Carrie Hanson and artist Faheem Majeed. This event is designed to bring awareness to the history of the Teejop lands (now known as Madison, WI), including the erasure and presence of significant spaces - usually in plain sight and often unnoticed. Inside this two-hour physical event, participants will be on the ground rubbing, marking, and mapping, using the exertion of our labor as a meditation on these lands.

Derrick Adams and Mickalene Thomas

Date of Reception: Friday, October 4, 5-9pm
 Tandem Press, Apex Gallery, 1743 Commercial Ave, Madison, WI
Join us during MMoCA's Fall Gallery Night as we celebrate two extraordinary new works created at Tandem Press (affiliated with School of Education) by renowned artists Derrick Adams and Mickalene Thomas! This reception also coincides with the first concert in our annual Friday jazz series with music by UW-Madison students from 5-7pm. Refreshments and free parking available. Free and open to the public.  Event info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2429399107378958/

Our Shared Future: Learning from the Hard Truths of Our Place - Arboretum Fall Lecture Series
Date:  October 15
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Lecture by Omar Poler, the School of Education's American Indian curriculum services coordinator, UW–Madison School of Education. In June, UW–Madison publicly acknowledged the nineteenth-century forced removals of Ho-Chunk people from Wisconsin, human rights violations central to the founding of our community. In this presentation, Poler will speak about the University’s “Our Shared Future” heritage marker and ongoing efforts to share this little-known story. Poler is an enrolled member of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community.

OURR Community Trip to Chicago
Date: ​​​​Saturday, ​​October 19, 2019
Time: ​8:00am - ​9:00 pm
Location: Memorial Union pick-up and drop-off
This annual community trip includes an academic component and then a few hours time for students to explore downtown Chicago on their own.  It is a chance for students to refresh their spirit by participating in the multicultural, multilingual city of Chicago and to gain perspective on the Madison-area college-town environment they call home as students.  RSVP with Jerry Jordan:  jjordan@education.wisc.edu


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