Press Release: WUD SoPo Celebrates Black History Month with Congresswoman Gwen Moore
Join us for a live virtual open forum with Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-04), hosted by the Wisconsin Labor Leadership Society and Policy Committee. Following Congresswoman Moore’s keynote address, attendees will be able to participate in a moderated question-and-answer session where they can speak directly to the Congresswoman.
Note: Only UW Madison students or faculty with @wisc.edu email addresses will be able to access the forum through Zoom. This ensures that interactions with Congresswoman Moore are limited to UW Madison students. All other viewers will be able to watch the event live via the WUD SoPo Youtube Channeland are encouraged to attend (virtually).
Please contact [email protected] with any questions regarding this event.
Black History Month 2022 Theme: Melanin in the Media: People, Culture, Black Footprint
Whether it’s a sports game, a TV series, a radio station or an application, media is present in our daily lives. We define media broadly as capturing various outlets including print, social media, television, etc. The media have the power to shape the world around us, their purpose being to entertain and inform.
Although historically excluded from the media, black people have always led the way and set the tone for influencing not only the media, but popular culture as a whole. Our goal is to go beyond the model set in US media and include our stories by laying the foundation for Blackprint. This month’s theme, Melanin in Media: The People, The Culture, The Blackprint, argues for the inclusion of black culture in mainstream media, as it is often overlooked among Eurocentric norms.
Black History Month at UW-Madison is brought to you by the 2022 Black History Month Planning Committee, the Black Cultural Center, and on-campus partners.
Find more events on https://www.wisc.edu/black-history/