March Letter from the Director: DISRUPT TO INNOVATE IN 2016
At the conclusion of each year in Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB), we reflect on
our goals, outcomes, successes, areas for improvement, and whether or not we are activating “best
practices” to address and solve our most complex challenges. In order to address these pressing and evolving issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity in education, the Wei LAB recognized in 2015 that change is needed in methods of problem-solving as well.
Wei LAB Announces 5th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education
Wisconsin's Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) has released the first details of the 5th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME). In partnership with Bermuda College, this year's landmark event will be held in Hamilton, Bermuda on October 4-7, 2016. Information regarding registration, invitations to participate, and the theme for this year's Colloquium will be announced in the coming weeks.
Charleston Leads Workshops at Eastern Michigan University’s BrotherHOOD Scholars Program
Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) Assistant Director and Senior Research Associate Dr. LaVar J. Charleston traveled to Eastern Michigan University (EMU) on September 2 to provide workshops to students in the BrotherHOOD Scholars program.
Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) commemorated its fifth year of operations in diversity and equity research with a celebration held on May 8 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education Building. The event was attended by noted public and university figures, community partners, Wei LAB staff and friends and featured a program of speakers, as well as a commemorative cake and ice cream social following the event.
Wei LAB Featured in City of Madison’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiatives
Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) Director and Chief Research Scientist Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson stood with Madison, Wis. Mayor Paul Soglin and other civic and community leaders to introduce Madison-specific measures to bolster young men of color, ensuring they reach their full potential.
Wei LAB Launches National Study of Intercollegiate Athletics
“This study will help to fill a knowledge gap that results in too many assumptions being made as to the intents of individuals or the fairness of processes,” Jackson said. “The information we’re gathering has the potential to help every institution that elects to participate.”