New ‘Our Roots’ podcast episode features nursing student Yasmeen Atta

Marquette has embarked upon a series of exciting projects designed to give visibility and voice to women of color.

Through the “Our Roots Say That We’re Sisters” mural project and podcast series, women in the Black, indigenous and people of color communities at Marquette now have space to be seen and heard. 

Marquette’s campus mural project, created by artist Mauricio Ramirez, showcases the diversity, richness and complexity of our campus and Milwaukee communities and provides a way for campus community members to see themselves and their potential elevated, like the women on that wall. It also makes visible the interconnected nature of the experiences and struggles of many women of color.  

Similarly, the podcast project extends the impact of the mural by amplifying the voices of female-identifying students, faculty, staff and alumnae of color who have exhibited leadership, positive impact or social change in their personal or professional roles, especially those who remain unsung “sheroes.” 

This week, the podcast honors the story of Yasmeen Atta, senior in the College of Nursing.  

Those with questions should contact Jacki Black, associate director for Hispanic initiatives.