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Sociocultural Programming: Events

  • Sociocultural Programming

    10th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sunday, September 29, 2013   |   All day!

    Various times and locations

    Free and open to the pu blic unless otherwise indicated

    UWM’s Roberto Hernández Center presents its 10th annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with a variety of cultural and educational events. Visit for even t listings.

    For more information, contact Luis Saavedra: 4 14-229-6156 or Sponsored by the UWM Roberto Hernández Cente r.

  • Sociocultural Programming

    The Exquisite Uterus Project

    Friday, October 11, 2013   |   12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Union Art Gallery

    The Union Art Gallery is proud to host the 4th exhibition of The Exquisite Uterus Project, a fabulous collection of fi ber-based artworks which give voice to the pressing reproductive rights iss ues of our time. This collaborative art project has inspired many conversat ions surrounding current women’s issues, and hundreds of participants from across the U.S. will be exhibited. This exhibition will also feature the p rint collection curated by artist Meredith Stern entitled “This is an Emerg ency!”, a handful of local installation artists, and a special musical ap pearance from our local chapter of the Raging Grannies at the opening recep tion.

    For more information, visit . Sponsored by the Union Art Gallery, Union Programming, Union Sociocultu ral Programming, Studio Arts and Craft Centre, Women's Resource Center, Women's Studies Program, LGBT Resource Center, and Advocates for Choice a t UWM.

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Arab-American Activism and the Problem of Religious Identity

    Friday, October 11, 2013   |   2:30pm - 4:00pm

    AGS Library (3rd floor, Golda Meir Library East Wing)

    Free and open to the public

    A lectu re by Professor Caroline Nagel, Dept. of Geography, University of South C arolina, as part of the lecture series "Arab and American: Literature, Me dia, Gender, and Cultural Politics," which showcases important, contemp orary scholarship at the intersection of Arab and American studies. It is i ntended to situate Arab and American literature and culture within a global context as well as engage with important and contextual questions about ge nder, representation, and politics.

    For more information, contact Prof. Anna Mansson McGinty, Dept. of Geography: S ponsored by the Vilas Trust (Kumkum Sangari, English Department), Departm ent of Geography, Women’s Studies Program, Cultures and Communities Progr am, Center for 21st Century Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies Program, History Department, and Comparative Literature.

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Carlos Montes: An Evening with a Revolutionary

    Friday, October 11, 2013   |   6:00pm - 9:00pm

    UWM Union Wisconsin Room

    Free and open to the public

    Carlos Montes is a veteran Chicano activist known for his leadership of the 1968 E ast Los Angeles education reform movement and the historic Chicano Moratori um against the U.S. war in Vietnam. He is a co-founder of the Brown Berets\ , a Chicano youth organization of the 1960s with a 13-point program for pea ce, justice, equality, and self-determination. Montes has been actively involved in recent immigrants’ rights mega-marches of 2006 and May Day prot ests.

    For more information, contact Jorge Maya: 414-712-525 5 or Sponsored by YES! at UWM, Students for a Democratic So ciety, Union Sociocultural Programming and the Roberto Hernández Center.

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