Event Diversity Forum

9:00 am, November 14, 2022

The 2022 Diversity Forum, “The Power of Remembering: Reclaiming Our Legacies to Imagine New Futures,” will be on Nov. 14 & 15 as a hybrid in-person and virtual conference.

The free two-day event will feature a keynote address by Harvard historian and author Dr. Tiya Miles and a special reception for in-person attendees at the Public History Project’s “Sifting and Reckoning” exhibit at the Chazen Museum.

The Diversity Forum welcomes the campus and public annually for conference focused on the most pressing issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

The conference is free and open to the public. Register here.

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.