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The Forum: We Bring the World to You

78 seasons strong

President W.R. Davies was the prime mover in establishing The Forum within the first year of his administration, to bring to life his vision of the college as a cultural center. He transformed Eau Claire's after-dinner speakers club into a college-community partnership that selected an average of five speakers a year. The Forum is committed to the concept of non-discrimination as related to race, creed, sexual orientation, age and physical disability.

Meet the 2020-21 Season Speakers
All events will be held virtually and a link will be sent after purchasing tickets /registering for the event.

Mohammed Bilal

Mohammed Bilal
"12 Steps Toward Appreciating Diversity"

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual

Mohammed Soriano-Bilal is best known as the voice of reason on MTV's Real World San Francisco. He is an accomplished Diversity & Inclusion consultant, a strategist, a poet, and an award-winning producer of both music and film. As a facilitator of hundreds of Diversity & Inclusion presentations and workshops - with clients that include Nokia, EventBrite, Progressive Corporation, Campbell Ewald, and the US Treasury - Mohammed works to help organizations remove the blockages that stand in the way of growth.

Visit the Service Center in Davies Center’s east lobby.
Call 715-836-INFO [4636] or 800-949-UWEC [8932].
PURCHASE ONLINE
$5 general public 
Free - UWEC faculty/staff
Free - UWEC student • age 17 & under

https://www.uwec.edu/news/news/forum-series-presents-mohammaed-soriano-bilal-a-virtual-event-on-oct-27-4408/ 

Andrew Yang


Andrew Yang
"The Implication of Artificial Intelligence"

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual

Andrew Yang is an author and entrepreneur who, in 2011, founded Venture for America, a non-profit that created thousands of jobs in Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and other cities throughout the country. In his bestselling book The War on Normal People, he explains the mounting crisis of the automation of labor and makes the case for the Freedom Dividend, a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 a month for every American, along with hundreds of other policies to put Humanity First. Andrew was named a Presidential Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by the White House under the Obama administration and a Champion of Change for his work with Venture for America. His run for President in 2020 brought a bold vision for a trickle-up economy and the power of investing in American families.  

Visit the Service Center in Davies Center’s east lobby.
Call 715-836-INFO [4636] or 800-949-UWEC [8932].
PURCHASE ONLINE
$5 general public 
Free - UWEC faculty/staff
Free - UWEC student • age 17 & under

Antonia Okafor

Event Details
Antonia Okafor "Gun Rights are Women's Rights"
Thursday, April 29th, 2021 | 7:30pm | Virtual

Antonia Okafor is the founder and president of EMPOWERED, a nonprofit group designed to educate, train, and equip young women in the use of firearms for protection on college campuses. The group also helps women advocate for their Second Amendment rights. Formerly the southwest regional director for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, Antonia was instrumental in the 2015 passage and implementation of a “campus carry” gun law in Texas. Antonia has appeared in a commercial for the National Rifle Association and was a participant in the group’s “Armed and Fabulous” panel at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference. Her op-ed “Why I Bring a Gun to School” was published in the New York Times in 2017.

Visit the Service Center in Davies Center’s east lobby.
Call 715-836-INFO [4636] or 800-949-UWEC [8932].
PURCHASE ONLINE
$5 general public 
Free - UWEC faculty/staff
Free - UWEC student • age 17 & under

Visit the Service Center in Davies Center’s east lobby.
Call 715-836-INFO [4636] or 800-949-UWEC [8932].
PURCHASE ONLINE
$5 general public
Free - UWEC faculty/staff
Free - UWEC student • age 17 & under

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