The Whitewater community is invited to watch and participate in a series of virtual discussions on race, racism, trauma and moving forward.
These powerful and insightful programs, which air live on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in June, include the voices and lived experiences of members of our campus community, and invited guests, as we reflect upon race and racism in America and we search for ways to move the conversation and our society forward. Warhawk participants, and invited guests, share honest, brave and heartfelt comments at a time when we are all learning and looking for constructive ways to live in a fragmented society. The events on June 22 and June 29 will be posted to the Events section of the University Facebook page.
Links to previous videos can be found below:
June 9 – “Today’s Black Students and Professionals: Living in an Environment of Social Chaos” https://uww.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/uww/recording/0fef3daa2af44ae9a3806073df56d412
June 16 – “Racism from a White Person’s Lens”https://uww.webex.com/uww/lsr.php?RCID=f5d94c87c4d24d3990a08e99440d6be7
This powerful and insightful program, which aired live on June 16, includes the voices and lived experiences of members of our campus community as we reflect upon race and racism in America and we search for ways to move the conversation and our society forward. I’d like to thank our Warhawk participants for their honesty, bravery, and heartfelt comments at a time when we are all learning and looking for constructive ways to live in a fragmented society.
Our panelists included:
- Sara Kuhl, Assistant Vice Chancellor of University Marketing and Communications
- Janelle Crowley, Chief Human Resource Officer
- Nate Maddux, Assistant Professor – College of Integrated Studies
- Adam Paddock, Associate Professor – History
- Ethan Hoeppner, Student – WSG Director of Student Affairs and Interfraternity Council President
Many questions from students, faculty and staff were also addressed during the presentation.
For easy reference, timestamps are included below so that you can quickly navigate to topics of interest to you.
2:25—Why is the Black Lives Matter movement so triggering to white people?
28:03—What is the role of white people in the discussion of policy reform and in changing laws?
39:09—I’m white and not in a position of power to make policy changes, what can I do besides confronting my peers and voting?
45:13—When will [the university] be including cultural competence as a category to be reviewed for performance evaluation of all faculty and staff, for hiring candidates at the university, and for professional development funding?
48:08—Intent vs. Impact and how we can help others learn without getting defensive.
56:18—What changes should we have the City of Whitewater Common Council make?
1:04:00—Discussion on white people and apologizing for slavery.
1:08:55—How do we bridge the nation’s political divide to address these national problems?
1:19:02—Discussion on Blue Lives Matter.