Join us as Bridge the Divide begins our lecture series “From Good Will to Good Work” which will take us from our isolated, homogeneous suburbs to equitable, interconnected place for all of us to thrive, as global citizens, together. These four, interactive sessions will allow for self-reflection and interpersonal discussions about unconscious bias, perceptions vs. lived experiences, facilitating cross-cultural relationships, and countering prejudice and fear.
FREE - register here - https://bridge_the_divide_from_good_will_to_good_work.eventbrite.com
Lecture #2 - Tues, May 14th 6 pm - Urban Myths or Realities - We examine such questions as: What’s the deal with black-on-black crime? Why do there seem to be more black youth in prison than in college? Are MPS schools failing, or it is that black kids and parents fail to properly value education? Is poverty moving into the suburbs?
Dr. Fran Kaplan and Reggie Jackson of Nurturing Diversity Partners, are nationally-known educators/speakers/consultants that will provide expertise in anti-bias and experiential pedagogy, historical literacy and cultural competency. The lectures will also feature Sherrill Knezel of Meaning Marks LLC , specializing in live graphic recording for visual literacy - her images will capture the essence of our journey “From Good Will to Good Work.”
Sponsored by: WHC *; Bridge the Divide; Nurturing Diversity Partners; Concordia University (The Black Student Union); Meaningful Marks LLC
*Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.