UWL virtual event to explore viewpoints of black youths, parents

Diversity Council

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Multicultural Student Services Department will sponsor a free virtual event to explore the viewpoints of black youths from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Titled “Amplifying the Voices of Black Youth and Their Parents in the La Crosse Area — Part I,” the program aims to unveil the perspectives of black youths and their parents.
The recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police, as well as the white vigilantes’ slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, sparked national protests against police brutality and systemic racism.
In the La Crosse area, black youths organized demonstrations in which they shared their experiences of racism, bullying and stereotyping in the community.
The event, co-sponsored by the Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council, will facilitate discussion and understanding of a film intended to advance the discussion.
The date for the Part II session has not been determined.
Participants can register online.