March 1–31, 2022

The Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference (MCIC) will return in a hybrid format in March of 2022.  MCIC will host in-person, keynote presenters on March 1 and 31.  Throughout the month, participants can look forward to a myriad of virtual workshops, much like MCIC 2021. 

This hybrid approach was determined by the survey results we received from the MCIC 2021 conference.  Participants enjoyed the flexibility, ease, and recording capabilities of the virtual setting, but also craved some in-person engagement.  We hope this approach provides attendees the best of both worlds.

MCIC will continue to provide attendees workshops, presentations, panels, and more that focus on pertinent issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  These offerings will provide faculty, staff, students, and the community opportunities for personal, professional, and academic growth. 

Beginning in 2011, the Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference (MCIC) provides the tri-state region professional and educational opportunities around the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference (MCIC) will return in a hybrid format in March of 2022. MCIC will host in-person, keynote presenters on March 1 and 31. Throughout the month, participants can look forward to a myriad of virtual workshops, much like MCIC 2021.

This hybrid approach was determined by the survey results we received from the MCIC 2021 conference.  Participants enjoyed the flexibility, ease, and recording capabilities of the virtual setting, but also craved some in-person engagement.  We hope this approach provides attendees the best of both worlds.

MCIC will continue to provide attendees workshops, presentations, panels, and more that focus on pertinent issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  These offerings will provide faculty, staff, students, and the community opportunities for personal, professional, and academic growth.

Stay tuned for future updates!

Please contact Campus Climate at campusclimate@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.6179 with any questions or concerns!

You can watch recordings of MCIC 2021 for free on the Campus Climate YouTube page.

We receive support and collaboration for the MCIC Series from the following areas of the university:

  • Assessment and Strategic Initiatives
  • Campus Climate
  • College of BILSA
  • College of EMS
  • College of LAE
  • Counseling Services
  • Dean of Students
  • Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Doyle Center for Gender & Sexuality
  • Marketing and Communications Department
  • Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
  • School of Education
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Teaching and Technology Center
  • The Office of the Provost
  • The Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veterans Students
  • UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County
  • UW-Platteville Richland Center

In-person keynote speaker events take place in Ullsvik Hall, UW-Platteville.

Parking

Parking lots 2, 3, and P3A are closest to Ullsvik Hall. View Maps and Directions.

Lodging

Room blocks are available at Holiday Inn & Suites Platteville for the evenings of March 1 and March 31. Rooms are $96.00/night. You must call 608.342.2238 and ask for Julie Klein to receive the room discount.

The following presenters are some past keynote speakers hosted at the Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference.

Registration

Registration is free and available to all UW-Platteville students, staff, faculty, and the community. Registration is required to attend any in-person or virtual MCIC event. Registration will remain open through March 31, 2022. Please direct any registration questions to Campus Climate, campusclimate@uwplatt.edu.

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Keynote Speakers

Saul Flores

Saul Flores

Saul Flores (pronounced sah–ool), is a philanthropist, photojournalist, and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects. Through his most recent project, Saul documents the amazing lives of thousands of Latin American immigrants to fundraise for an elementary school in his mother’s hometown. 

His work has been featured on National Public Radio, MSNBC, and TEDX. Additionally, Saul has been featured as a keynote speaker for dozens of universities, inspiring audiences through his visual presentations, in which he helps people realize the capacity of their immense human potential given times of extreme adversity. Learn more about Saul Flores.


The Walk of the Immigrants 
March 1, 6–7 p.m. | Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall


Saul spent three months walking, hitchhiking, and sleeping on the ground and in hiding places. His journey began in Ecuador and ended in Charlotte, North Carolina. In three months, he walked 5,328 miles through ten countries and nine border crossings to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico.  

In this keynote, Saul speaks about how as a North Carolina State University senior, he took the “Walk” in the summer of 2010. Student audiences get the opportunity to relive The Walk of the Immigrants along with Saul and create a deeper understanding of the struggles, hardships, joy, and hope that immigrants experience on their journey. 

Ebone Bell

Eboné Bell

Eboné Bell is a business owner, speaker, and trailblazer who shines bright in the world of entrepreneurship, LGBTQ issues, media, and activism. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine and Tagg Communication LLC. She was recently featured in Forbes Magazine as an “Inspiring Black Entrepreneur Changing Our World.”  

As a keynote speaker, Eboné is well known for her warm energy and transparency. She is not afraid to have tough conversations. She encourages students to discover how they show up in the world. Her humor makes her approachable on and off-stage. Her commitment to connection is what makes her a dynamic and unforgettable speaker. Learn more about Eboné Bell.


Speak Up or Forever Hold Your Peace 
March 31, 6–7 p.m. | Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall


If you had the opportunity to make someone feel seen, give someone equal access, or save someone from harm, would you do it? Many of us have witnessed problematic incidents or actions happen right in front of us, and too many times we did and said nothing. Now is not the time to sit back and be complicit. When it comes to being an ally or a bystander, the time is now to speak up. 

Many people assume speaking up must be a public announcement of sorts, but that’s only one way to use your voice. The art of speaking up can be used in various ways and this keynote will give you the tools and best methods for you to find your voice and use it for good. Whether you’re shy, outspoken, or somewhere in between, this discussion will help you to identify the best way for you to show up when it’s needed. 


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