United We Stand

United We Stand Campaign

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Residence Life believes that all residents have the right to be treated with respect.  The use of hateful language or actions, discrimination, or unequal treatment will not be accepted or allowed.  To support this mission, the department is partnering with UW-Platteville’s Campus Programming and Relations to sponsor speakers dedicated to highlighting diversity education, issues on discrimination, and building an inclusive community on the UW-Platteville campus.  The United We Stand Lecture series is brought to UW-Platteville by the Wilgus Hall Lecture Fund through the UW-Plattevilles Foundation, Department Residence Life, Campus Programming and Relations, and Inclusive Excellence.

To request disability accommodations, pleace contact Robin Gore, Department of Residence Life, 128 Royce Hall, Platteville, WI 53818, 608.342.1845.

Featured Speakers for the 2014 2015 academic year:

Students Fight Back, September 27, 2015 Velzy Commons

students fight back!

Sunday, September 27, 2015 Velzy Commons: 7:00 p.m.

The gender-neutral show, Students Fight Back, utilizes everything we have learned about campus safety over the past 15 years through Girls Fight Back, to complete our mission--helping men and women stand together as a united front against violence and rape culture in all of the ways it presents itself. We focus on being active bystanders and better allies as well as representatives of enthusiastic consent and teach survivor support, verbal de-escalation skills for your everyday life, and boundary setting. We also help you hone your intuition, awareness, and teach you the basics of personal safety and self-defense. All of this combines to create a Title IX compliant program that is audience-interactive, fun, and engaging. SFB is customized to include campus resources to seamlessly fit into your overall safety plans and is presented by one of our three speakers who are trained in self-defense, personal safety, and victim advocacy.

 For more information about Sean and his Organization click here.

Curt Patrouille February 21, 2016 Velzy Commons

curt patrouille

February 21, 2016 Velzy Commons.

Come hear Curt Patrouille, UW-Platteville Alumni, share his story of how to keep a positive outlook on life despite the obstacles that are thrown in your path. Curt will touch on his personal experiences of surviving being badly burned, 27+ years of military service,  losing his mother at age 20, multiple deployments while being married and having young children. Curt will share with you his story of resilience and  bouncing back from adversity.

Stan Pearson II February 28, 2016 Velzy Commons

Stan Pearson II

February 28, 2016 Velzy Commons

Stan Pearson II, is a Bi-lingual Speaker, Motivational Comedian, Author & Host. He entertains, educates & interacts with his audiences to make them a part of your event. His Charisma, Sense of Humor & Salsa Dancing skills help his audiences settle in for a good time. He has spoken in over 40 States in the U.S. in addition to Mexico, The British Virgin Islands, The U.S. Virgin Islands & Canada. His presentations connect, entertain and educate everyone regardless of race, cultural or socio-economic backgrounds. He is great for any program and is very easy to work with in all facets of planning and executing a successful event. Student Life, Multi-cultural Office, Orientations, Greek Life Conference Planners and Businesses all seek Stan’s programs because he is most certainly your One-Stop Speaker Shop! If you are looking for a speaker/host who is engaging, interactive, charismatic & funny; Stan is your man

For more information about Stan click here.

To see past speakers please see link:  click here

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