Event Student Night

5:00 pm, September 29, 2022
Chazen Museum of Art

Join us for a Student Night at the UW–Madison Public History Project’s exhibition Sifting & Reckoning: UW–Madison’s History of Exclusion and Resistance at the Chazen Museum of Art. Learn more about the history of UW–Madison and the impact that students, faculty, and staff have had on changing our campus community. Free food and musical performances from UW’s own First Wave! No advance registration required.

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.