DIVERSITY BRIEFS | December 2019

The UW System gave the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People to UW-Stout Professor Markie L.C. Twist and UW-Eau Claire's Dr. Silviana Amethyst ...

Staying Woke

Black and Brown Womyn Power Coalition fights against sexual assault and gender-based violence

The Black and Brown Womyn Power Coalition was co-founded by community organizer and previous director of the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Pa Thao, who saw that the ...

Come Together

brothers infuse culture and community at Menomonie cafe

Ali, Ahmed, Feras, Yousef, Elyas, and Ammar Ameer don’t all live in the Midwest; two of them live in the brothers’ native Saudi Arabia. Yet over the distance, the sextet collaborated to open 6B, a coffee and ...

Support Among Friends

local group provides community to LGBTQ teachers and students alike

Last spring, a new effort to slow down or eliminate the number of LGBTQ teachers who leave the profession for identity-related reasons formed. The LGBTQ Teacher Mentor Group, meets approximately twice a semester to maintain ...

Using Pain as Propane

UWEC’s Dennis Beale works to inspire young black men in college, the community

Dennis Beale doesn’t need coffee to get going on a cold winter morning. All he needs are text messages from some of the many UW-Eau Claire students he’s ...

Developing Stories

UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout honors and diversity news

Paul Calenberg, Vickie Kuester Calenberg, Kuester Recognized with UW-Stout Diversity Awards A UW-Stout professor and staff member have been honored with 2018 UW-Stout Diversity Awards for

A Heart for Family, Community

Councilman Michael Xiong gives back to the city that welcomed him 34 years ago

Eight daughters aged 6-27, a grandson, and a loving wife are the reason why Michael Xiong, who has served on the Eau Claire City Council as an at-large representative since 2013, will not pursue a third term of service come April.

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