Please join the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Parkside Asian Organization, and the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This is a time when we acknowledge the contributions and influences of Asian Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Nationally, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is recognized in the month of May, but in an effort to give our campus community the opportunity to fully participate before the semester ends, the month of April has been dedicated for this recognition. 

Visit uwp.edu/edi to learn more about upcoming events.

How to Be an Anti-Racist Campus and Community

with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Wed, April 20, 2022 | 5:30-7:30 PM | In-Person & Virtual

UW-Parkside Student Center-Cinema


Our office is pleased to partner with the Center for Ethnic Studies for their Annual Spring Conference.  

This year’s theme is: How to Be an Antiracist Campus and Community with a virtual visit by guest speaker Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Dr. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, a National Book Award-winning historian, and New York Times-bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist. This event is open to the public and participants may join the facilitated conversation in person or virtually. Participation space is limited so registration is required.   

RSVP to Attend

Students may check out Dr. Kendi's books, available on reserve at the UW-Parkside Library, or books may be purchased by visiting his author store on the Penguin Random House website



JEDI Listening Sessions

Words have power, and with power comes great responsibility.


Earlier this semester, the Office of EDI, the Center for Excellence in Inclusive Teaching & Learning (CEITL), and Student Success invited campus members to participate in listening sessions to help define the following terms for Parkside:




·Racial Justice

·Social Justice


The purpose of the listening sessions was to gather feedback to establish common language and understanding as a community, that will support new and ongoing work in the JEDI space. With the help of the EDI and SEDI Councils, we are now in the process of refining the definitions and aspirational goals that emerged from the community listening sessions.


Thank you to everyone who participated in the process and please stay tuned for future updates. 

New Members

Welcome to our newest members of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Student Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (SEDI) councils! Thank you for your willingness to serve Parkside as a member of the council.

EDI Members:

Mita Banerjee

Luis Benegovelenti

Caitlin Dobson

Amanda Joncas

Crista Kruse

Bryan Lewis

Samantha Messmann

Goretti Pereira

DeAndre Taylor

Joseph Young

Renee Young-Trego

SEDI Members:

Taylor Cooke

Tess Dimler

Chris Hayes

Dominique Hill

Moe Hosokawa

Megan Leary

Leniese Liddell

Alfredo Sandoval-Luis

Emily Schinkowitch

Junior Segundo

Jenniffer Valladares

Moonshot for Equity

Racial Equity eConvening Series

The final Moon Shot for Equity Mindedness training session for the school year will take place on Friday, April 22nd at 1pm, the topic is: Repairing Historical Racial Harm.

You may access recordings of all previous sessions on the EDI website.  

Join the upcoming session

So, Let's Talk

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusions in partnership with The Center for Excellence in Inclusive Teaching and Learning is offering colleges and departments the opportunity to have facilitated So, Let's Talk (SLT) conversations about issues related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice. If you are interested in hosting a SLT session that is specific to your departmental needs, please submit the request form to schedule.

Host an SLT session

Contact Trina Patterson at [email protected] or Amber Handy at [email protected] for more information.  

We look forward to engaging with you in these conversations, as we all learn and grow together.

Hate/Bias Reporting

Hate, bias, discriminatory practices, and racism have no place on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The Office of EDI is committed to helping create an environment that is respectful and supportive of those who live, work, learn, and visit our campus. If you have experienced, witnessed, or an incident has been reported to you, a formal reporting document can be found here to file a complaint. An explanation of the reporting process is found here.

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