Milwaukee Roots Virtual Dialogue Series
Get to know Milwaukee. Engage in meaningful discussion. Build Relationships. Deepen your Knowledge.
Milwaukee Roots is a weekly community conversation series co-sponsored by Marquette’s Center for Urban Research, Teaching and Outreach (CURTO), The Center for Community Service, The Burke Scholars, and the Service Learning Program. In the summer of 2020, as our city and nation dealt with two pandemics, Covid- 19 and racism, CURTO and the March on Milwaukee (MoM) 50th Anniversary Committee created a series of weekly webinars that examined Milwaukee’s rich, but often problematic history. The pre-recorded webinars include a variety of local historians, community activists, and community experts that lead important dialogues about issues of voting rights, housing, student activism, unheard voices and rich diversity and culture of our neighborhoods. During this series, we will use these webinars as a foundation for our own meaningful and engaging dialogues.
The welcome and launch of Milwaukee Roots will take place on Friday, February 19th at Noon, facilitated by Dr. Robert Smith, Harry G. John Endowed Professor, Associate Professor of History at Marquette (recorded for those you can't attend). For the following 4 weeks, program participants will watch a one-hour pre-recorded webinar and pre-select a one-hour small group time to engage each other virtually on the issues and stories from the weekly webinar. Dialogues will be facilitated by passionate MU graduate students and alumni. Join us! Open to all!
Sign up Deadline: Thursday, February 18th
Program Launch: Friday, February 19th @ Noon
Program Closing: Tuesday, May 4th @ Noon
Participants will sign up for weekly one-hour discussion groups and can choose 4 weeks or the full 8 weeks of the series:
Part I: Feb 22 - March 21
Part II: April 5 - May 2