By The L&S DEI Collective
L&S ElevateJan 22, 2023
Activating the Wisconsin Idea: Reclaiming the Narrative
This episode of the L&S Elevate podcast is about activating the Wisconsin Idea. Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion DeVon Wilson led the panel discussion, which was recorded live during [RE] Connect weekend in September, 2023. The conversation ranged from an honest look at the campus’ history with underrepresented communities to the important work being done today to make the University a place where everybody can flourish. For the visual recording of this episode, click here.
Cultivating Valuable Student Connections
Dr. Tony Chambers is the Director of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation at UW-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds. Listen in as he shares his academic journey as it relates to the role mindfulness plays in a diverse and inclusive workplace with host DeVon Wilson.
Reimagining Native Representation at UW
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, UW-Madison’s Director of Tribal Relations, Aaron Bird Bear gets candid with host DeVon Wilson about reimagining Native representation at UW. In a compelling conversation about land acknowledgements and advancing the university’s reconciliation with its occupation of Ho-Chunk land, learn how Aaron – for more than 20 years, has been instrumental in centering indigenous people and culture at UW.
Paying it Forward: DEI & Sociology
Social scientist, Dr. Alex Hanna shares her personal and academic journey through the lens of a transgender woman, and talks about the scholarship she created for UW-Madison sociology students supporting the LGBTQ+ community with host DeVon Wilson.
DIY Department DEI Committees
Welcome to our very first episode, featuring Lori Lopez, Professor of Communication Arts, talking with host DeVon Wilson about how to make the most of a DEI committee.