Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Events coming soon

Several events coming up in the next couple of weeks. Please participate if you can!

First, RSVP BY FEBRUARY 23! for the March 8 Empower Women Summit!

Join together for a day of inspiring keynote speakers, including Wisconsin Secretary of State, Sarah Godlewski, interactive workshops, and panel discussions with multiple ticket options to participate. Special rates are available for groups.

For more information and to register, please visit:

On February 29, UWL Celebrates Black History Month with Keynote Panelists: Dr. Richard Breaux and Sergeant Nicole Miller

Lunch is provided starting at 11:00 AM | Program will begin at around 11:25 AM 

Program will be held at the UWL Student Union.

In honor of Black History Month, celebrate the remarkable journeys of two distinguished individuals within the UWL community. Moderated by Caleb Colon-Rivera, this event will feature an engaging discussion with esteemed panelists, Dr. Richard Breaux and Sergeant Nicole Miller.

Dr. Richard Breaux, a renowned scholar and educator, has made significant contributions to academia and beyond. With a career spanning decades, Dr. Breaux has been instrumental in shaping the academic landscape, mentoring countless students, and advocating for social justice.

Sergeant Nicole Miller brings her unique perspective as a dedicated law enforcement officer and community leader. Through her service and commitment, Sergeant Miller has demonstrated resilience, compassion, and unwavering dedication to serving others.

During this event, we will delve into the personal and professional experiences of Dr. Breaux and Sergeant Miller. From their career milestones to the challenges they've overcome, attendees will gain insights into their remarkable achievements and the impact they've had on our UWL community.

With a focus on celebrating their time at UWL, we will explore how Dr. Breaux and Sergeant Miller have shaped our campus culture, inspired others, and paved the way for future generations. Join us as we honor their legacies and celebrate the rich diversity and excellence within our community.

Registration available here


International Women's Day Celebration

The International Women’s Day Committee invites members of the La Crosse community and beyond to join in a celebration of International Women’s Day. The celebration will consist of panelists from around the world discussing on how women are celebrated in their country as well as their experiences in both their home country and the U.S.. After the panelists speak, time will be set aside for questions from the audience.

International Women’s Day is celebrated in countries around the world each year on March 8th. The theme for the 2024 International Women's Day is #InspireInclusion. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #InspireInclusion. Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity. IWD belongs to everyone, everywhere. Inclusion means all IWD action is valid.

Community members are encouraged to strike the IWD #InspireInclusion pose and email the selfie to We'll be posting selfies on the International Women's Day social media.

Sponsoring organizations include the AAUW La Crosse, the League of Women Voters of La Crosse Area, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, the Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse, Viterbo University, YWCA, and the International Women’s Group.


On Saturday, March 9, join Enduring Families Project founders Rebecca Mormann Krieger and Denise Christy Moss to learn about the Black Women's Literary and Debating Society in the 19th Century. 

Rebecca and Denise will share the history of the organization in La Crosse and of their current work with the Enduring Families Project. Debating Society programs drew the Black community to La Crosse to celebrate what was yet to happen in this country, meet and share their stories, and find marriage partners.

From 10 to 10:30 a.m., enjoy a brunch catered by Mia's Kitchen. The program begins at 10:30  at the Viterbo University School of Nursing Room 195 (10th and Jackson). The cost for the brunch is $12. RSVP by March 1 by emailing


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