D&I Highlights

Yesterday, 12/3, was International Day of People with Disabilities!Check out this article on how to celebrate IDPWD (International Day of People with Disabilities).Learn about building a more accessible and inclusive world from the IDPWD organization.



Fighting the “Coded Gaze”Hear from Joy Buolamwini, computer scientist and digital activist, about her perspective on stopping bias in machine learning which she terms the “coded gaze.”


Reflect and Learn this ThanksgivingTake some time this break to learn more about the true history of Thanksgiving. After reading this article and doing some of your own research, inform those around you!



This Week is Transgender Awareness Week!Join the UW–Madison Gender and Sexuality Campus Center & the Madison Central Library for the 2022 Trans Monologues and Talent Showcase! This event will be honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance with open mic performances and stories about the lives, experiences, relationships and communities that exist “beyond the cis-tem.”

LOUD celebrates Día de los MuertosRead about how LOUD (Latinos Organizing for Understanding and Development) celebrated Día de los Muertos in Madison and see various altars and offerings in the Madison area from previous years, specifically throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more about Day of the Dead & learn about the difference between cultural appreciation vs. appropriation. 

November is Native American Heritage Month!

  • Read about the Ho-Chunk Nation flag raising that happened this year.
  • Build community and experience Indigenous placemaking.
  • Learn about campus events in recognition of this important heritage month.

Learn about the Indian holiday of Diwali!

Diwali is an Indian holiday celebrated all around the world! It is a festival of lights that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness. Read more on the background of this significant holiday here!Check out UW-Madison’s Diwali Celebration on Friday, November 4th!



Hear from Jedidah Isler – an American astrophysicist, educator, and advocate for diversity in STEM – as she explains why some of the most interesting things happen at intersections.


Sometimes You’re a Caterpillar

Watch this cute yet meaningful video to learn about the importance of recognizing you privileges.

National LGBT Month

Read about 12 LGBT individuals who paved the way for a more inclusive engineering & tech industry.

Read more about the background of LGBTQ+ History Month!

Check out the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center.

3000 Year Old Ho-Chunk Canoe Found in Lake Mendota!

Read more about how divers recently recovered a Ho-Chunk canoe right off our campus. UW–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, known as Teejop; learn more about the Ho-Chunk nation here.

What’s the difference?

Learn from Ritu Bhasin, founder of Bhasin Consulting Inc – a global consulting firm focused on building inclusive workplaces.

What’s happening on campus?

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month:

Latinx Heritage Month started Thursday, September 15th! This month recognizes the countless contributions and importance of LatinX Americans.

Read more about SWE Nationals member, Mayra Klessig, and her journey of being a Latina in mechanical engineering.

Bravery, Not Perfection:

Watch Reshma Saujani’s Ted Talk to learn more about what it means to be brave, and not perfect. Keep this message in mind as you head into the new semester.We’re rooting for you!!