Photo caption: Dang Yang, director of UW-Eau Claire’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, is one of the four co-chairs of the recently launched Chippewa Valley Transformation Project.
As previously published in the 2021 Blugold View online, leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are engaged in a community initiative aimed at addressing racism in the Chippewa Valley, along with other issues relating to equity, diversity and inclusion in the community.
Dang Yang, director of UW-Eau Claire’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, is one of the four co-chairs of the recently launched Chippewa Valley Transformation Project. Several other UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff members also are involved in the local antiracism and inclusion effort.
"There are people who want to be involved in this work but who are not sure what to do or how to have a positive impact, so they are looking for guidance," Yang says. "The CVTP can be a bridge that connects people and organizations so we all can learn from each other."
In the first year of the project, leaders say that efforts will include educating community members about EDI-related topics like microaggressions, as well as dispelling common myths about populations living in poverty.
Read the full story in the Blugold View online to find out more about the advocacy work and mission of the Chippewa Valley Transformation Project.