Student Diversity, Engagement and Success

Multicultural Heritage Lecture Series

The Multicultural Heritage Lecture Series was established in the early 1990s. It grew out of heritage month events for the four targeted underrepresented groups that dated back to the 1970s. The Multicultural Heritage Lecture Series consist of four different lecture series: African American Heritage Lecture Series, Latinx Heritage Lectures Series, Native American Heritage Lecture Series, and Southeast Asian Heritage Lecture Series. The purpose of the lecture series is to develop a stronger self-identity among multicultural students, promote cultural understanding, and help prepare students to become more sophisticated in addressing issues that pertain to diversity.

2019-2020 Displacement, Diaspora and Homemaking in America

For accomodations contact Whitney Supianoski at 262-472-1126 or

From Refugee to Jurist

Judge Kristy Yang, JD

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
3:30-4:30pm  Hyland Hall 2101

Identity and Belonging: A Reflection on What It Means to be American

Chia Youyee Vang, Ph.D.

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
3:30-4:30pm  UC 275A 

Building a Vernacular Activism: Hmong Americans, Queer Organizing, and the Quest for Social Justice

Kong Pheng Pha, Ph.D.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
3:30-4:30pm  UC 275A 

Economic Impacts of Child Migration in K-12

Richard McGregory, Ph.D.

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
3:30-4:30pm  UC 259

Without the Dead We are Nothing: Homemaking within the Black Atlantic

Sonya Maria Johnson, Ph.D.

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
3:30-4:30pm  UC 275 

American Indian Studies in Wisconsin

David O’Connor

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
3:30-4:30pm  UC 275 

Ho-Chunk History – Past, Present & Future

William Quackenbush

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
3:30-4:30pm  UC 275 

Mutualistas y Quinceañeras: History, Stories, and other Memories of Our Wisconsin

Pilar Melero, Ph.D.

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
3:30-4:30pm  UC 275B 

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Hosted by Latino Student Programs

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
3:30-4:30pm  UC 259