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, BIPOC women at Marquette now have space to be seen and heard.
Read the feature story: Marq Her Words: Unsung Heroes.
Based on the colorful campus mural, “Our Roots Say That We’re Sisters,” the new podcast highlights BIPOC female voices of Marquette.
Created by artist Mauricio Ramirez, the new campus mural showcases the diversity, richness and complexity of the Marquette 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’s episode tells the story of Shivani Chokshi, who graduated from Marquette in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree of science and is now CEO of Impactionable in Chicago.