Lesson 5: Resources

Reflecting on Social Justice Foundational Concepts


Campus Resouces

Office of Inclusion Education

Additional Resources for Further Learning

Contact Information for Additional Help

Office of Inclusion Education
  • Inclusion Education was formed in August 2020 to elevate and prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion for all students at UW. We offer a broad array of learning opportunities for students that contribute to their Wisconsin Experience. The Office of Inclusion Education, a part of Student Affairs, seeks to foster social justice in order to create a place where all Badgers feel like they belong.
  • Contact us at: inclusioneducation@wisc.edu

Land acknowledgement

Now that you have completed this course, please take a moment to read and reflect on the land acknowledgement below.

Our Shared Future Plaque

The Wisconsin Union occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.

We acknowledge the circumstances that led to the forced removal of the Ho-Chunk people, and honor their legacy of resistance and resilience. This history of colonization informs our work and vision for a collaborative future. We recognize and respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation and the other ten First Nations within the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin.

Reflective Questions:
  • What history must you learn and unlearn to raise your awareness of the land you call home?

  • What actions can you take to center and uplift the voices and needs of Native communities?