Spring 2016 Food for Thought Series

Monday January 25, 2016

Secrets of the Negro Baseball League as told by Dennis Biddle

February 3, 2016  |  11:30AM – 12:30PM  |  Lecture Hall, SC132
Dennis is a former Negro League professional baseball player who played for the Chicago American Giants. Biddle is most known for making his debut in 1953 as the Giants' pitcher when he was only 17 years old. He is on record as being the youngest player ever to play in a Negro baseball league game. Sadly, Biddle injured his ankle the next year which ultimately ended his playing career. In 1996, Biddle founded Yesterday's Negro League Baseball Players, LLC. 

First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble

February 16, 2016  |  11:30AM – 12:30PM  |  Lecture Hall, SC132
This arts program began on the University of Wisconsin Madison’s campus to blend academics with cultural art. New art, hip-hop, and spoken word are all combined to promote positive communication amongst a diverse range of students. Come to see what First Wave is all about – come prepared to have your mind blown as traditional meets modern day.

50 Years On – Wounded Body & Soul 

March 8, 2016  |  12:30PM – 1:30PM  |  Lecture Hall, SC132

Wounded Body & Soul explores America’s social justice issues that have been shaped by the Native American communities. This live play reveals the lives of many amazing people. Sit back and enjoy learning about inspiring life stories that will give you a better look on how America has become what it is today.

Ms. Wheelchair America 2015 “never sitting still” and starting conversations about disABILITIES

March 23, 2016  |  11:30AM – 12:30PM  |  Lecture Hall, SC132
Life can change in a simple instant, as Ms. Samantha Schroth (Ms. Wheelchair America 2015) found out. She chose to use what happened to her to positively change the world. Her platform is “Empowering others to start conversations about disABILITIES.” Come to learn about her inspiring story and how she turned a heartbreaking situation into power to drive her dreams.

Interfaith Dialogue

April 6, 2016  |  11:30AM – 12:30PM  |  Lecture Hall, SC132
The goal of the Interfaith Dialogue is to facilitate a healthy discussion and promote understanding among people of various faiths in our community. Local religious leaders, from multiple faiths, will be participating in the dialogue.  

Film & Food: "One Dollar A Day"

April 20, 2016  |  11:30AM – 12:30PM  |  Lecture Hall, SC132
Could you imagine spending only $1 per day? How would you choose to spend it? Four friends decided they were going to find out what it was like to live in Guatemala for 56 days on only $1 a day. This documentary invites you to think about the 1.1 billion people around the world that live on $1 for every 24 hours of existence. Come and learn about a diverse culture and what it truly means to live a rich life full of kindness, understanding and an open mind.  

Unheard Voices - Sexual Assault Awareness

April 26, 2016  |  11:30AM – 12:30PM  |  Lecture Hall, SC132
In 2014, the Sexual Assault Center assisted 1,006 primary and secondary victims of sexual assault or abuse and provided prevention education to more than 8,500 community members.  This professional presentation lead by the Sexual Assault Center will cover critical issues that affect many members of our community.  Everyone needs to know how to prevent, identify, and eradicate sexual assault and abuse -  become a part of the solution.  Attend this presentation to learn how you can make a difference.

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