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Upcoming Special Events

Jesus Nebot

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October 2, 2013

12:00 - 1:00 pm

DTEC Room D234

Award-winning filmmaker and social activist Jesus Nebot comes to the Downtown campus to renew a critical discussion of immigration policy and common humanity!

Hispanic Heritage Luncheon

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October 9 and 10, 2013

11:30 - 1pm

10/9 - Truax Campus, Student Lounge

10/10 - DTEC Room D240

Food, music and an outstanding educational program bring Hispanic culture and history to campus!

Past Special Events

Throughout the school year, United Common Ground will hold a variety of special series.

 

Fall 2012

A Talk by David Kennedy

Thursday, Oct 4, 1 – 2:15, Madison College Truax Campus Theatre

David Kennedy has thought a lot about the problem of crime and why many more young black men are murdered every year than white men. He has spent decades creating new, unorthodox ways of stemming crime - methods that have dramatically cut murder rates in cities from Boston, Pittsburgh, Memphis, High Point, to San Francisco.

Kennedy’s tough, but compassionate strategy stands in sharp contrast to conventional approaches that have resulted in high levels of incarceration, racialized anger and distrust.  It’s a strategy that has reset the relationship between police and community.

Come hear about the evolution of this strategy, the human story behind it, and how it’s being implemented in cities and police departments around the country, including Madison.

To watch the David Kennedy, live broadcast please click on the link below.

David Kennedy lecture

Free and open to the public. Please bring or encourage your students to attend this event. If you’d like to read more on Kennedy, see NPR’s Fresh Air, The New Yorker and Commonwealth:

http://www.npr.org/2011/11/01/141803766/interrupting-violence-with-the-message-dont-shoot

 http://www.commonwealthmagazine.org/Voices/Conversation/2012/Summer/001-Hold-your-fire.aspx

 http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/06/22/090622fa_fact_seabrook

 Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and author of Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America.   

 

Spring 2012

February 28, 11:30

Truax Campus

Black History Month Luncheon - with muisc by Street Life (Milwaukee Bucks house band)

Motown Review - A musical celebration & review about the importance of Motown music in American society.

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1870975,00.html

Students, please bring your OneCard (student ID) and come and enjoy  a FREE lunch at the event (staff & faculty $2.00).

~ Watch The Event Now ~ 

 

March Campaign - Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

A month long event to examine how beauty is viewed in various world cultures and the effect it may have on our self image.

 

March 1, 11:30am

Truax Campus

"Eye on the Prize"  Part 2

Civil Rights Movement video - Brown Bag Discussion with
Prof. Matt Sargent

The documentary conveys the experiences and struggle for civil rights in America. It is the principal film account of the most important American social justice movement of the 20th century.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/

 

 

March 8, 2012

Downtown Education Center (DTEC) Rm 240

2pm-4pm

United Common Ground & Madison College Student Nursing Association Presents:

"Miss Representation"- video screening and panel discussion

This film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence In particular, the ways media affects women and girls’ ability to see themselves as leaders and be seen as leaders by others in society. It asks us to critically think about the effects of the stereotype images we view and to understand how behind the scenes decisions affect the way gender is represented in media and impacts our culture.

 

 

March 26, 2012

Downtown Education Center (DTEC) Rm 240

12:30pm-1:30pm

United Common Ground & Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE)-UW Madison Chapter Presents:

"Sex, Violence, & Media: How Beauty Norms Contribute to Sexual Violence"

The presentation will identify and examine different types of media messages which negatively influence our behavior. We will discuss how this information contributes to increased sexual and domestic violence.  It will also educate, encourage and empower us to engage in efforts to influence positive change.

 

March 30, 6pm

Downtown Campus

Film Screening - "Precious Knowledge" with film producer
Eren Isabel McGinnis

A video account of Tucson High School students and teachers forming the front line of an epic civil rights battle to save their Mexican American Studies classes.

Followed by Q & A by film producer
Eren Isabel McGinnis

Video Promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CXCH99fNQ

 

 

Highlights of Past Events

 

January 27, 7pm

Truax Campus - Mitby Theater

"From Kings to Thugs to Presidents"

This spoken word performance examines the journey we have taken since the beginning of time; from being born of royalty, to the downfall of our inner city communities, to the hope that the Presidency brings.

Video Promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z0BSe7RCY

Tickets free for Madison College students, $5.00 Youth & Senior Citizens, $10.00 Community. Under twelve - free.

Tickets available at box office after Jan.13

 

February 2, 11:30am

Truax Campus

Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration

Black History Month is an observance of the history of the African diaspora in a number of countries outside of Africa. It's purpose is to educate the American people about African-American history, focusing on African Americans' cultural backgrounds and reputable achievements.

Links:

http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history-month

 

February 7, 11:30am

Truax Campus

"Eye on the Prize"  Part 1

Civil Rights Movement video - Brown Bag Discussion with Prof. Matt Sargent

The documentary convey's the experiences and struggle for civil rights in America. It is the principal film account of the most important American social justice movement of the 20th century.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/

 

February 22, 11:00am

Truax Campus

"Race: The Power of an Illusion"  Facillitated discussion with
Dr. Aram deKovan & Dr. Jeese Dixon

A video series that investigates race in society, science and history. This documentary tackles the theory of race by subverting the idea of race as biology, tracing the idea back to its origin in the 19th century.

http://www.pbs.org/race/000_General/000_00-Home.htm

 

"From Kings to Thugs to Presidents"

Janurary 27th 7pm

Mitby Theater

 

This spoken word performance examines the journey we have taken since the beginning of time; from being born of royalty, to the downfall of our inner city communities, to the hope that the Presidency brings.

Video Promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z0BSe7RCY

Tickets free for Madison College students, $5.00 Youth & Senior Citizens, $10.00 Community. Under twelve - free.

Tickets available at box office after Jan.13

 

 

Luis Rodriguez

Nov,9 2011-7pm

Downtown Campus, Rm240

He's considered one of the leading Chicano writers in the country. 

Madison College and Rainbow Books are excited to announce that Luis Rodriguez will speak and do a book signing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9 at the college's downtown campus, 211 N. Carroll Street- Rm 240. The event is free and open to the public.

Rodriguez is best known for his 1993 memoir, "Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.," which won several awards and has since been adapted to a stage play.

His latest memoir, "It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions and Healing," picks up where "Always Running" left off.

Please, join Madison College and Rainbow Books in welcoming this wordsmith and champion of peace, community, and social justice to Madison.

A private meet and greet will happen before the presentation, from 4-5pm. Space is limited, RSVP is required. Reply to Brandon McCarey:  brandonmccarey@hotmail.com

 

Break the Silence

April 15, 2011

4:00pm

http://www.news.wisc.edu/19193

United Common Ground needs help promoting the event Break the Silence, Wisconsin. Break the Silence, Wisconsin is a statewide campaign to raise awareness about the impact of bullying, homophobia, and transphobia within our schools. On April 15, 2011 at 4:00pm, individuals from across the state of Wisconsin will gather at UW Madison Library Mall to march on the capital together. As a statewide event, Break the Silence, Wisconsin will promote visibility of LBGT safety concerns and will energize and unite students, faculty, alumni and community members from across the state. Together, united we will STOP THE SILENCE.
 
For more information stop by the Student Life office, Room 140-Truax & Room 125 Downtown campus

 

The 11th Hour

April 19, 2011

Documentary Info

WolfPack Den, Truax Campus 2:30 & 5:30pm

In observance of Earth Day: Film Screening-The 11th Hour (Documentary directed/narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio) Co-sponsored by MESA, Volunteer Center & United Common Ground

For more information stop by the Student Life office, Room 140-Truax & Room 125 Downtown campus or
click on:

http://www.news.wisc.edu/19193

 

Women's Empowerment: Self Defense

April 19 & 21, 2011

Sign Up

South Campus- Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 1pm-2pm, UW Room,-Lower Atrium
Downtown Campus- Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 1:30-2:30pm-Room D303
Truax Campus- Thursday, April 21, 2011, 4-5pm
Check Event Calendar for Truax location

Join United Common Ground in bringing physical and mental self
empowerment to the Madison College community. Portions of V-Day: Until the Violence Stops, a documentary on global oppression faced by women will be shown. Self defense skills will be taught by Randy Beck of Karate America-Cottage Grove.

Resources for those who have encountered abuse will be provided.

 

Celebrate Earth Day!

April 22, 2011

Truax –Patio (weather permitting) or Room 142 B-11:30-1:00pm
Downtown -Patio (weather permitting) or 1st floor Atrium-12:30-2pm

Help us bring awareness to campus about the importance of respecting and preserving our environment. We will be doing a planting and a “sustainable exchange”. In exchange for your plastic soda/water bottles, we will hand out reusable bags and aluminum water bottles, 2 bottles= “green bag”, 5 bottles=aluminum water bottle. You can also make your own planter and plant some seeds.

 

Black History Month Kickoff

February 3, 2010

Ital Caribe                

Milwaukee Dance troupe African Diaspora told through song and dance

Performing at the Mitby Theater
Performig a smaller show in the Student Lounge

 


Photographs of Dancers and Musicians

 

 


Pride Alliance Prom

February 5, 2010

Link

Cafeteria, Truax Campus
6pm to 11pm

Tickets can be purchased at the Truax and Downtown Campus bookstores.
 

Pride Rainbow logo

 


Buffalo Soldier- A Proud Legacy
February 12 & 13, 2010

Mitby Theatre

 

Cosponsorship with Black History Month Luncheon
February, 18 2010

Motown Review with Streetlife

 

Brent Scarpo-Journey to a Hate Free Millenium
February 22, 2010

Brent Scarpo will about the reality of youth violence and hate in our community

 

Artists and Their Music
February 25, 2010

Influences on Political and Social Change Worldwide
Artists: Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez,Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti


Photographs of Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Fela Kuti, Joan Bias

 


Capoeira Demonstration
March 11. 2010

 

International Student Event
March 23, 2010

 

Urban Arts
Motion Disorderz & DJ Pain One

 

Madison World Music Festival
September 23-25, 2010
Website

Photographs of Dragon Nights Street Performers.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15-October 15
Website

 

Day Of The Dead
Info

 

The Clarion - Immigration Issue
Immigration Panel Information Article
The Clarion Home Page

 

International Education
November 15-19, 2010
International Education Website