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Race and Segregation in Milwaukee: A Conversation with Leaders in the Near West Side

Marquette University affirms its ongoing commitment to human dignity by engaging the community of civic and religious leaders who seek reconciliation and improvement in the quality of life across Milwaukee. We hope that you will join us for a panel discussion related to the historic issues of racial injustice and segregation facing our community, and the ways in which leaders in the Near West Side are thinking about and addressing issues of inequality, and striving towards a more just community. Following the panel discussion, pre-registered attendees will be invited to participate in a meal and dialogue facilitated by the Zeidler Center about opportunities to implement change.

Emcee:

Dr. Xavier Cole, Vice President for Student Affairs, Marquette University

Panelists:

Rev. Lisa Bates-Froiland, Ph.D., Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church
Dr. Howard Fuller, Distinguished Professor of Education, Marquette University
Dr. Michael R. Lovell, President, Marquette University
Rev. Michael Marco, S.J., President, Marquette University High School

Moderator: 

Vivian King, Vice President for Community Relations, Aurora Health Care

Dialogue Facilitation: 

F. Zeidler Center for Public Discussion. Please visit zeidlercenter.org for more information.

Location and Time

Thursday, November 3
6 p.m. Panel Discussion
7 – 8:30 p.m. Dialogue Dinner
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 631 North 19th Street, Milwaukee

RSVP Needed

Pre-registration is encouraged. Seating is limited for the dialogue dinner. For questions or special needs, please contact University Special Events at universityspecialevents@marquette.edu or (414) 288-7431.

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About Dialogue Dinners

After the panel discussion, there will be an optional dinner where pre-registered attendees will be invited to participate in a meal and dialogue facilitated by the Zeidler Center about opportunities to implement change.

Sponsoring Departments

Office of the President

About the Forum

Marquette University is launching a yearlong series of inclusive conversations, bringing experts of national renown together with those from the Marquette and Milwaukee communities.

Inspired by visions of inclusion and a better world emerging from Black freedom struggles, we hope to look with new eyes at the challenges that inequality presents at the national level and within Milwaukee. As a Catholic, Jesuit university committed to social justice, we seek to energize our campus and engage all Milwaukee’s communities by asking, “What is your freedom dream now?”

This site will be updated throughout the academic year as we add events to our schedule.