Milwaukee Roots is an eight-week, two-part community conversation series sponsored by the Center for Urban Research, Teaching and Outreach (CURTO), the Center for Community Service, the Burke Scholarship Program and the Service Learning Program.
The pre-recorded webinars include a variety of local historians, community activists and community experts that lead important dialogues about issues of voting rights, food, housing, student activism, unheard voices and rich diversity and culture of our neighborhoods. These webinars will be used as a foundation for meaningful and engaging dialogues.
The program will launch on Friday, Feb. 19, at noon. The launch will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Dr. Robert S. Smith, Harry G. John Professor of History in the Klingler College Arts and Sciences and director of the Center for Urban Research, Teaching and Outreach, will provide an overview of the March on Milwaukee video series and present foundational and historical information.
Each week thereafter, participants will select a weekly time and watch an assigned webinar to prepare for the small group discussion.
All small groups are facilitated by Marquette’s Trinity Fellows and Burke Scholarship Alumni.
The program will conclude on Tuesday, May 4, with an all-participant discussion.