Office of Engagement and Inclusion hosts Soup with Substance, Sept. 29 

The Office of Engagement and Inclusion will host a Soup with Substance panel discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at noon in AMU 163.  

In honor of Latinx heritage month, Dr. Julissa Ventura, assistant professor of education, will share her findings from a study with bilingual support staff in three high schools in Wisconsin. She’ll speak to what we can learn from the ways in which these support staff engaged in what she calls nourishment work — supporting and sustaining Latinx students’ cultural identities and sense of belonging in schools. There are many ways in which schools fall short of centering the knowledge and experiences of Latinx students and communities, but the pedagogies and practices of these bilingual support staff show us how schools can start moving towards becoming nourishing spaces. 

This is an in-person event, but you can also attend virtually. Sign up online to receive the link to the live stream.