Organizations Protect the Future of the Culture Through Education

Three Initiatives to Transform Learning in Schools Educators often enter the field with the intention in making a difference in the lives of youth but improving education does not rest solely on their shoulders. Developing tomorrow’s leaders into culture influencers, changemakers and contributors to society should be a communal effort. Not everyone has to do this by going into education. Some organizations are attempting to … Continue reading Organizations Protect the Future of the Culture Through Education

Brittany Ota- Malloy On Blackness, Biracial/ Multiracial Identity, and Higher Education

Just three days before flying to California to present her research, Brittany Ota-Malloy and I sat down to discuss blackness, multiracial/ biracial identity and developing a cultural identity. Ota, the 28-year-old Ph.D. student and a supervisor at the Center for Cultural Enrichment (CCE) had a lot to say. L. Malik Anderson (LA): Tell me a little bit about your background. Brittany Ota-Malloy (BO): I am … Continue reading Brittany Ota- Malloy On Blackness, Biracial/ Multiracial Identity, and Higher Education

University fails to minimize harm in midst of racial climate

In recent weeks, the University of Wisconsin- Madison communications team has missed opportunities to represent administration during the racial tension on campus. Instead, several mistakes led to an uproar in the multicultural community. In the most recent incident, an article describing the university’s new approach toward working with newer faculty and staff accompanied an older photo of a former adviser for the PEOPLE Program. While … Continue reading University fails to minimize harm in midst of racial climate

Campus grapples with intersectionality in sexual and gender-based violence

Campus community continues to question administration’s lack of acknowledgement of students with intersecting and diverse identities following the release of the Association of American Universities (AAU) UW Sexual Assault Climate Survey Task Force Report in September. “I think often times when women of color are assaulted, it’s overlooked,” junior Pf’anique Hill said. Hill explained that when women of color experience sexual assault they are over … Continue reading Campus grapples with intersectionality in sexual and gender-based violence