Union: Sociocultural Programming
Tuesday, September 2nd
Join us as we kick off the new year with the #youproject, DJ Bizzon, Samantha Toman (American Indian dancer), Brit Nicole (spoken word poet), Ahora! Latin Dance Organization, and Ashé African and Diasporic Dance Organization! Enjoy dance and spoken word performances, a photo booth, giant magnetic poetry and screen printing posters honoring the late Dr. Maya Angelou.
Various dates, times and locations
See Semester Series page for details
A series of creative writing workshops that use the late Dr. Maya Angelou’s body of work and life story as a springboard for discussion and inspiration to create original work of any written form. Participants will be invited to perform at Lyrical Sanctuary presents In Memoriam: Maya Angelou on December 10 from 8-10pm in the UWM Union Fireside Lounge. Participants will also be invited to share in the creation of an altar honoring Maya Angelou as part of the annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibit in the UWM Union Concourse on November 3-5.
Sunday, August 31st
Departing from UWM Union Concourse
Take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Milwaukee on a trolley tour guided by History Professor Aims McGuinness. We'll explore the unique, fun and historic places and spaces that make Milwaukee a great city to call home. Register for a spot starting at 3:30pm in the Union Concourse; we’ll depart promptly at 4pm.
Wednesday, September 3rd
Join us in welcoming UWM women students to campus with time to meet a multicultural group of individuals, learn about Sister Talk, the Intersections film series and other programs and resources designed to support diversity and inclusion in women's lives at UWM! For more information, contact Sue McCarthy, UWM Women's Resource Center: 414-229-2852 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by UWM Multicultural Student Centers, Union Sociocultural Programming, the UWM Women's Resource Center and the Inclusive Excellence Center.
featuring The Dasha Kelly Experience
Wednesday, September 10th
7-7:45pm Writing workshop | Inclusive Excellence Center (Union 198)
8-10pm Open mic & performance | Union Fireside Lounge
Lyrical Sanctuary is UWM’s monthly open mic night featuring standout spoken word artists and YOU! Be inspired. Speak your mind. Leave an impression. This month’s featured performer, Dasha Kelly, wields her words and wonder as tools for building inspiration and communities. A firm believer in activism through art and youth, she founded an arts program called Still Waters Collective, which utilizes creative writing and spoken word to shape confidence and leadership with youth across southeastern Wisconsin. Dasha has performed on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, in Opium Magazine's Literary Death Match, at the National Performers Network Conference and with Grammy-nominated Angie Stone, to name a few.