Event We Are Here: A Journey Through Activism with and for LGBTQ+ Communities at UW-Madison

6:00 pm, October 18, 2022
Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium

The UW-Madison Gender & Sexuality Campus Center will host a discussion panel featuring activists, alumni and community members, followed by a reception with food from Chef Oscar Villarreal at Migrants Madison.

The event is free and open to the public.

An event poster with a rainbow illustration of Wisconsin

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.