Police violence during the summer of 2020 precipitated widespread protests and triggered vigorous and difficult discussions about racial equity and justice, policing methods and funding, and the ongoing history of racism in the United States. The Amplifying BIPOC Voices in Sustainability webinar series, created by undergraduate interns at the Office of Sustainability, was developed to acknowledge systematic exclusion of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) voices in the sustainability movement, including on our campus. These virtual events included different themes each month. A recent panel focused on food systems and food security, featuring panelists from the university, local farmers markets, and local community organizations.
Watch Amplifying BIPOC Voices here: https://sustainability.wisc.edu/student-intern-program/social-sustainability-coalition/amplifying-bipoc-voices-in-sustainability-series/