Through the “Our Roots Say That We’re Sisters” mural project and podcast series, BIPOC women of Marquette have a space to be seen and heard.
The 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, we honor the story of recent alumna Jaileen Diaz, business teacher and department chair at St. Augustine Prep.
For more information, contact Jacki Black, director for Hispanic initiatives and diversity and inclusion educational programming.