Identity and Diversity Program: Panel Discussion and Residency Activities

Partnering with UWMC’s Lecture and Fine Arts Series, WIPPS co-sponsored a panel of Japanese-American scholars and artists who discussed WWII American internment history and how oppression and suppression can lead to the expression, through art, of identity and beauty. Residency activities conducted by panel participants and WIPPS staff included a National Issues Forum-style deliberation project in a “Women in Art” class, a residency in an English Composition class, a service learning/art mentoring project in multiple public school classrooms, and a student art exhibit on the UWMC campus.