Join panelists as they consider the broad and significant impacts that the pandemic has created, as well as exposed, across their corporate, healthcare, non-profit, and tribal communities. Learn about the approaches they are taking to respond to the public health crisis while advancing equity and justice through their efforts in community engagement. Whether addressing public health policies and procedures or leveraging more intentional and strategic programs to elevate opportunities through partnership, panelists will discuss the critical role that community engagement must play in current and future efforts to advance justice in public health and equity.
Monday, March 8 | 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The Shift presented by Kohler
The Shift presented by Kohler is a female-focused speaker series centered on fueling women’s career trajectories. In this Shift session, our speakers will discuss the troubling reports of job losses among women at the end of 2020 due to ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Diederich College of Communication presents panelistsMarissa Evans, Wesley Lowery,Linda Steiner,and David Umhoefer to the 2021 Nieman Symposium, moderated by IWL Faculty FellowDr. Ayleen Cabas-Mijares. The 2021 Nieman Symposium focuses on a timely critique of the history, impact, and value of objectivity in American journalism. As journalism in the U.S. evolved, its principles and practices grew alongside the dominant white (male, cisgender, and heterosexual) perspective. In this context, the principle of objectivity has virtually been conflated with whiteness, resulting in the silencing, stereotyping and/or distorting of BIPOC identities, and issues.In this symposium, prominent journalists and media scholars will reflect together on this history and discuss how the journalism profession can improve its quality, regain BIPOC communities’ trust, and fulfill its promise of guarding democracy.
Dr. Jennica Webster talks with Dr. Darren Wheelock, an Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Sciences and Director of Criminal Justice Analytics Program at Marquette University, about his work examining the connection between public attitudes toward criminal punishment and views towards racial minorities as well as how this work is being or could be applied.
Hosted by Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, Women's Innovation Network, and the 707 Hub, hear the inspiring stories of student entrepreneurs and recent alumni who are creating. Learn how they got their ideas off the ground, have pivoted during the pandemic, and what’s ahead.
Dr. Jean Grow, Co-Director of Institute for Women's Leadership, is contributing as a panelist alongside Institute for Women Leadership's Advisory Council Member, Aliah Berman, giving the closing keynote address. In this Shift session, there will be discussion on how to assemble your own ladder for success. Contrary to popular belief, the glass ceiling is not the biggest obstacle to women’s progression. The obstacle is actually at the first step up to manager— or the ‘broken rung.’ How is it ensured that everyone has an equal opportunity to take that very first step?
Featuring Sasha Parsons Waters, Women's Innovation Network Coordinator, Women, Wine & Tech 2.0 is designed as a forum for college students, business leaders, entrepreneurs, tech engineers, and human resource professionals to discuss diversity and inclusion issues that specifically impact women in technology. The goal– come together to identify solutions to address concerns specific to the Milwaukee-area.