TBV Statement on Persons Engaging in False Racial Representation

Last week, we became aware that a graduate student in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication (SJMC) program publicly announced that they had misrepresented themselves in multiple instances as being of Ethiopian & Cuban descent. They were a TA and involved in activist work in the greater Madison community. This student has since publicly … Continue reading TBV Statement on Persons Engaging in False Racial Representation

What do you do with your place at the table: Dr. Mae Jemison Keynotes UW’s Annual MLK Lecture

Tuesday night, Kiley Ogodogu and her eight-year-old daughter Niya were patiently enduring a band concert in their hometown of Oregon, when they received a text about UW-Madison’s annual Martin Luther King Lecture featuring Dr. Mae C. Jemison.  The mother, daughter duo rushed to UW-Madison’s Union South as fast as they could.  “I thought it was … Continue reading What do you do with your place at the table: Dr. Mae Jemison Keynotes UW’s Annual MLK Lecture

Reflections on the Museum of African American History and Culture

When at 1400 Constitution Ave in Washington, DC one cannot help, but notice the massive bronze infrastructure before their eyes. There will be birds soaring high grabbing your attention, as they glide pass the National Monument. Below, will be a luxury pond designed to create an ecstatic hymn, soothing sound hypnotizing your ears to stick … Continue reading Reflections on the Museum of African American History and Culture

UW’s First-Year Student Diversity Training Sees Major Changes

Our Wisconsin, the first-year student diversity training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, had an extensive change this school year with marginalized students in mind.  “My goal was removing the burden from marginalized students to educate their white peers on these issues,” Aaminah Long said. Long is beginning her second year as the Coordinator for Inclusion … Continue reading UW’s First-Year Student Diversity Training Sees Major Changes