Event Directors’ Conversation: Amy Gilman & Kacie Lucchini Butcher

6:00 pm, October 6, 2022
Chazen Museum of Art, Auditorium & FB Live

Chazen Museum of Art Director, Amy Gilman, will join Public History Project Director, Kacie Lucchini Butcher, in discussion around the UW–Madison Public History Project and the work that went into creating the exhibition, Sifting & Reckoning: UW–Madison’s History of Exclusion and Resistance. This project was “a multi-year effort to uncover and give voice to those who experienced and challenged exclusion on campus.”

Registration is strongly encouraged for in-person attendance; no registration required for FaceBook Live.

The Chazen Building as seen at dusk with large windows.

In conclusion

“True resistance begins with people confronting pain … and wanting to do something to change it.”

—bell hooks, MA’76

As we fearlessly sift and winnow through the university’s past, many hard truths emerge. We also find hope, and the ever-present possibility of change for the better. The university has changed in many ways across its history, often because members of the campus community have demanded it.

We believe that reckoning with our history can lead us to a better future, and that unless we acknowledge and learn from our past, we cannot move forward together. The future is not yet written. What happens next is up to us.

The UW–Madison Public History Project was made possible with support from the Office of the Chancellor using private funds.