Foodways and Care:
Listen to Chrissy Widmayer’s interview on Chaldean family foodways with Capri Cafaro for her radio show Eat Your Heartland Out. The episode, which is on Middle Eastern influences in Midwestern foodways can be found here:

COVID-19 Wisconsin Connect

COVID-19 Wisconsin Connect
Good stuff on back to school and Covid19! From our app and website Covid-19 Wisconsin. It’s a free desktop and mobile app that provides accurate information, social support and helpful resources to Wisconsinites.


You are invited to the World Premiere of GenderTalks, “an exciting and timely documentary theatre project about trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming folks’ experiences of gender.” These real-life stories come from online conversations between folks in Dane County, Wisconsin, and Blackhawk County Iowa, and have been artfully blended together by playwright Orion Risk.

Join us live on Facebook or YouTube on Friday, September 4th & Saturday, September 5th for a look into the lives of people in our communities and see how this project has brought them together during a time of uncertainty and isolation.

Join us for a short talkback with playwright Orion Risk and director Finch Moore at the conclusion of Saturday’s performance.

Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go to Cedar Valley Pride in Blackhawk Co, IA, and Outreach MAGIC Festival: A Pride Celebration in Dane Co, WI.
To donate to one of these organizations, visit the pages here:

Rising Fire Theatre of Cedar Falls, Iowa, produces this all-online theatrical event. Direction by artist and activist Finch Moore. This project is supported by the UW–Madison Center for the Humanities as part of the Graduate Humanities Exchange.
SHOW TIMES: 7:30pm Central, Sept. 4 & 5
VENUE: Facebook Live/YouTube Live
recording will be available for 24 hours following each performance

Come to the Table

Our recent dinner table event, “Come to the Table” took place on Sunday, February 16th at the Rowland Gallery in the Chazen Museum. Thanks to all who joined! Here are some photos from the night:


Welcome Gathering

We will be hosting a Welcome Gathering on campus. Please bring a dish to share!

Date: September 18
Time: 6:30pm
3401 Sterling Hall,
UW Madison
475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706

Anchor image advertising Intersections exhibit at SoHE fall 2019

Intersections: Indigenous Textiles of the Americas

Opening Reception: September 19, 5:00- 7:00 pm

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery

Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive
Event Website:

Indigenous scholars Kendra Greendeer (Ho-Chunk) and Dakota Mace (Diné) co-curate an exhibition exploring material interrelationships among cultures with long histories of exchange throughout the Americas. Through 6 December 2019.