- we ARE Carnival (Accessible Recreation for Everyone), featuring comedian DJ Demers: 2 to 6 p.m., Memorial Student Center Great Hall
- “BIPOC Mental Health – Keeping it 100%," with Dr. Stacey Pearson-Wharton: 6:30 to 8 p.m., MSC ballrooms A and B
Tuesday, Feb. 21
- Diversity and Desserts, a current events discussion for students, faculty and staff: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., MSC ballrooms B and C
- International Mother Language Day, with Margaret Noodin: 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., virtually in Teams
Wednesday, Feb. 22
- Supporting Military-Affiliated Students will be rescheduled. The new expected date for the event will be announced at a later time.
- You. Me. We. Interactive Program will be rescheduled. The new expected date for the event will be announced at a later time.
- “Queer Inclusive Sex and Disability,” with A. Andrews has been shifted to virtual only, presented from 7 to 8 p.m. in Teams today.
Thursday, Feb. 23
- The Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good event has been canceled. To prepare and shine for next week’s Career Conference, students may visit the Career Conference Prep Canvas Course. Within the course, students may connect via Teams with a Career Counselor from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 23 to have their resume reviewed or ask career conference-related questions. If students need a padfolio, Career Services will have several available to pick up from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb, 24.
- Clothing Swap: 6 to 8 p.m., MSC ballroom A
Friday, Feb. 24
- Art Therapy, Trust the Process: 3 to 4 p.m., MSC Terrace
Saturday, Feb. 25
- Twerkout dance class: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., MSC Terrace
we ARE Carnival
Diversity Week opens with the we ARE Carnival (Accessible Recreation for Everyone). The Stout Student Association invites everyone for a day of hands-on demonstrations, games and ways to exercise their bodies and minds. Popcorn and hot chocolate will also be provided.
“We ARE is an all-inclusive event. Students, faculty, staff, community members – everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend,” said Cluphf, a senior in computer science.
Comedian DJ Demers will perform stand-up from 5 to 6 p.m. Demers identifies as deaf and is originally from Canada but has since moved to the U.S. His shows are both personal and universal.
We ARE started with Cluphf’s idea to have an event that was focused on accessibility visibility. “A big part of the we ARE idea is that accessible recreation is not as hard or as intimidating as people may first perceive it. We want to showcase that to folks who need accommodations and those who don't need accommodations,” Cluphf said.
SSA has collaborated with a number of partners, including community volunteers and campus organizations and departments in creating we ARE. “Stout's athletics program and esports program have both joined in this event and have made pledges to be more accessible,” they added.
'BIPOC Mental Health,' with Dr. Stacey Pearson-Wharton
Dr. Stacey Pearson-Wharton's presentation “BIPOC Mental Health – Keeping it 100%,” will discuss BIPOC – Black, Indigenous, People of Color – mental health and well-being, explore issues from a cultural lens and how to mediate race-based stress as well as bolster mental health. Her talk is sponsored by the Equity in Mental Health Committee.
International Mother Language Day
On International Mother Language Day, Margaret Noodin, a native Anishinaabe speaker and professor at UW-Milwaukee, will present “Loving Our Mother Languages Through the Seasons of Our Lives.”
The presentation is co-sponsored by the Literature Committee, Center for Applied Ethics and Multicultural Student Services. Additional readings by native language speakers may follow after Noodin's presentation.
Supporting Military-Affiliated Students
This Veteran Services workshop aims to foster an improved understanding of and support for the military-affiliated student population at UW-Stout to enable their success. Workshop participants will learn more about support services and gain insights to better support this student group and the UW-Stout community.
“Military service members and veterans bring unique perspectives and valuable experiences but may face challenges as students,” said Chris Engen, military education benefits coordinator. “The spouses and children of veterans and military service members also comprise a segment of the student population.”
You. Me. We.
Multicultural Student Services is hosting You. Me. We., an Interactive Program on Racism, Sexism and LGBTQ Issues, is presented by GTC Dramatic Dialogues. It is an interactive theater and discussion of diversity. During talkbacks, participants can confront the characters and voice their opinions on issues or race, sex, sexual orientation and gender.