UWSP: Building Unity Conference to be held on UWSP campus

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The 14th Annual Building Unity Conference, presented by the United Council of UW Students to address multicultural and diversity related issues, will take place Friday through Sunday, March 10-12, on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) campus.

The conference, “Learning >From the Past and Present to Build the Future,” will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, with closing remarks at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday. Over 60 UWSP students will be joined by almost 300 students from the other UW campuses. The conference is open to the public and sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA).

The conference will include over 40 workshops and two keynote presentations. Bobby Gonzalez, a nationally known lecturer, storyteller, and poet from New York City, will draw on his Native American and Latino roots to retell ancient histories and raise awareness about contemporary challenges. The second presentation will be a one-person play, “Faces of America,” described as “the first truly multicultural portrayal of Americans ever created.”

The workshop topics include racial discrimination and educational institutions, Native American history and misconceptions, allies to underrepresented groups, the Jewish Student Movement, Women of Color Caucus, Action Wisconsin and learning about your student government.

The conference is free to UWSP students and $50 for the general public.
Contact: Azliza Asri, SGA director of multicultural and diversity issues, (715) 630-4485.