Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color Gatherings (BIWOC)

A partnership between The Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) and LCICE.
Sessions will take place every other Friday, from 11:30am-12:30pm, beginning Oct. 2.

BIWOC Gatherings are designed for BIPOC womxn who work on the campus of UW-Madison. This gathering differs from a learning community as it does not follow a curriculum. It is intended to be a space that is created by the differing and shared experiences expressed by its participants. The women support one another by collectively building a safe space where we can learn from one another, share stories and center ourselves.

This year the group will explore their UW-Madison experience through dialogue and journaling.  Entries will be inspired by readings and essays from the latest edition of, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua.

In addition to Learning Communities, LCICE staff will be facilitating sessions in the following Madison-wide and Campus-wide events:

  • The YWCA’s 2020 Racial Justice Summit (Facilitating the BIPOC Community Circles), hosted by the YWCA-Madison
  • The Racial Healing and Transformation Series (facilitating on Oct. 16 and Oct. 30th); sponsored by the Office of Human Resources and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Working with Black Educators Grant Program on a Social Justice and Mindfulness Program; This project will result in the completion set of training modules designed to address racial healing and racial battle fatigue within Black populations in predominately white spaces; this on-going work began in August and will go through May, in collaboration with LCICE, MMSD, and UW-Health Mindfulness Program.