Social Justice Newsletter – March 1, 2021

Welcome to Social Justice News!

Welcome to Social Justice News. Read on to find out more about social justice-related events at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the surrounding community, a variety of resources and selected articles. Consider joining the Social Justice Hub, individually or with friends, by filling out our interest form.

Read about our Housing Equity volunteers helping out local food pantries here!

Social Justice Events

Find additional UW-Madison social justice events here. Here’s how you can publicize your social justice-related events on the UW-Madison calendar.

SoE Latinx Student Affinity Open Dialogue Discussion
Tuesday, March 2
3 – 4:30 PM CST
This is an open dialogue style discussion for Latinx SoE students to meet, get to know one another, and find similarities between experiences. Find out more here.

Wisconsin Campus Voting Summit
Tuesday, March 2
3 – 5:30 PM CST
The event emphasizes the importance of democracy and is led by Badgers Vote Coalition as well as other community organizations around Wisconsin. Find out more here.

Diversity in Business
Tuesday, March 2
Join WSB student orgs in an event that breaks down microaggressions, unconscious bias, code switching and how to navigate toxic power dynamics. Find out more here.

The Fight for Free Speech
Thursday, March 4
1-2 PM CST
Media attorney and author of  The Fight for Free Speech, Ian Rosenberg and UW professor emeritus and author of Free Speech and Liberal Education Donald Downs examine First Amendment rights. Register here.

Who Me Biased?
Tuesday, March 9
12 – 1 PM CST
Dr. Najust Duma, MD, MPH, will lead this talk about ways to reduce unconscious bias in the medical field. Find out more here.

Graduate Diversity Panel
Wednesday, March 10
12 – 1 PM CST
This panel features three UW-Madison alumni in which they discuss their non-traditional but successful career paths. Find out more here.

Radical Hope and Vision: Durability Justice in Our Future and Freedom
Wednesday, March 10
5:30 – 7:30 PM CST
Join us for a lecture and interactive workshop on Disability Justice with Lydia X Z Brown. Find out more here.

Breaking the Olympic Standard, Featuring Ibtihaj Muhammad
Wednesday, March 10
7:30 – 8:30 PM CST
Join the Wisconsin Union for a conversation with Ibtihaj Muhammad in which she talks about her career in Olympic fencing. Learn about her experience being the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in a hijab.

Social Justice News Articles

Social Justice Hub Action Teams

Let us know of your interest in Action Teams (in either one that already exists or one you would like to create) here!

Food Justice Collective
The Food Justice Collective, a collective of UW-Madison student-led groups, works to improve food access, provide information about available resources and unite existing initiatives with the common goal of food justice. Contact the Food Justice Collective Co-Directors , Raven Hall and Connor Raboine, at if interested.

Housing Equity
The Housing Equity team increases awareness through education, community building, organization partnerships, and initiatives related to housing insecurities. New members are invited to weekly Tuesday 6 pm meetings (via zoom) to discuss issues. Contact Co-Directors, Diego Flores and Nicole Meyer, at if interested.

Criminal Justice Reform
Criminal Justice Reform works to promote awareness and change related to social justice issues in the criminal justice system. New members are invited to weekly Wednesday 8 PM meetings (via zoom). Contact Co-Directors, Alli Burgdorf and Clarence Harley, at to further support criminal justice reform.

Sustainability Collaborative
Sustainability Collaborative intends to be is a comprehensive resource for UW-Madison students and community members to engage in specific opportunities and ways to work towards environmental justice and sustainability in our community and world. Contact Co-Director, Alyssa Bokotey, at to further support sustainability.


UW-Madison Tenure and Promotion Process Changes
Thursday, March 4
12 – 1 PM CST
Join Dr. Bianca J. Baldridge and Elizabeth Tryon as they discuss the Tenure and Promotion Process at UW–Madison. Learn about changes to the process, including new language about diversity equity, inclusion and community-engaged scholarship.

Morgridge Center Awards
Deadline: Monday, March 15
Nominate outstanding students, faculty, alumni and community partners who make a difference on campus and in their community in advancing the mission of the Wisconsin Idea, in the annual Morgridge Center for Public Service awards. Nominate yourself or someone else.

gALPHA Social Impact
Fridays, 2-3:30 PM (synchronously, Zoom)
April 2 – April 30
In partnership with the Social Justice Hub, gALPHA Social Impact is a free four-week program designed to help UW-Madison students create innovative solutions to problems such as educational equity or criminal justice reform, provide idea and mentorship and coach individuals. Click here to learn more and apply by March 3.

Inclusion Education Student Affairs
The Office of Inclusion Education elevates and prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students at UW-Madison. We offer a broad array of learning opportunities for students that contribute to their Wisconsin Experience. The Office of Inclusion Education seeks to foster social justice to create a place where all Badgers feel like they belong. The Office of Inclusion Education includes Our Wisconsin, Social Justice Education Programs, and the Social Justice Hub.

Education Programs
UW community members are able to request a Social Justice Education Program trainings and workshops to support exploration and engagement in topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Collaboration with student organizations and campus partners is encouraged and occurs regularly. Please request workshops at least 3 weeks in advance.

UW-Madison Social Justice Resources

UW-Madison’s primary purpose is to provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve, and transmit the knowledge, wisdom, and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all.  Here are a few of the resources to help you do so.

UW-Madison Resources – DACA, Hate and Bias, Reflection & Prayer Spaces
UW-Madison Social Justice Organizations, Courses and Conferences.
Social Justice Books and Documentaries
5-Minute Training Topics


“I didn’t break the rules, but I challenged the rules.”
– Ella Baker

Social Justice Hub
(608) 890-4397