Expanding Access Quarterly

In September 2018 the Civil Rights Leadership Team launched its first issue of the Expanding Access Quarterly. We are optimistic that this publication will benefit and support both colleagues and stakeholders in continuing to carry out our civil rights responsibilities and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Fall 2021 issue

  • Native November Speaker Series
  • Employee Spotlight: Luisa Gerasimo
  • The Wisconsin Idea Internship Program is Back for 2022
  • AAERG Update
  • Civil Rights Reviews Show Progress & Opportunities
  • 38th Street & Chicago Avenue: The Intersection of Healing and Hope
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Summer 2021 issue

  • Juntos Wisconsin: Past, Present, and Future
  • Learning Community accepting applications
  • Compliance Corner: New Civil Rights 101 course in Canvas
  • Take a tour of the Equitable Program Development Dashboard
  • Update from the African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG)
  • Reminder about avoiding religious holidays when scheduling events

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Spring 2021 issue

  • Checking in following the Chauvin trial verdict
  • Getting to know OAIC’s newest team member:  Kim Waldman, Compliance Coordinator & Equity Strategist
  • Employee Spotlight:  Eva Terry
  • Update from the African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG)
  • Focus on accessibility:  Anatomy of a disability accommodation

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The Peace Corps Issue

  • Special issue of Expanding Access Quarterly featuring stories and photos of Extension colleagues who are former Peace Corps volunteers.

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Winter 2021 issue

  • Equity leadership from within Extension
  • Knowing our audience as a starting point for positive change
  • Celebrate Black History Month with AAERG
  • Reminder on language access process and timelines
  • Calling all former Peace Corps volunteers!
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Fall 2020 issue

  • Q&A with Aaron Bird Bear
  • Programming highlight: Anti-hate in Iron County
  • Re-introducing the African American Employee Resource Group
  • Employee Spotlight: James Boling
  • OAIC celebrates its first birthday!
  • Statement of appreciation to Dominic Ledesma from OAIC staff
  • 30 years of civil rights for people with disabilities: Celebrating the ADA

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Summer 2020 issue

  • What does systemic change look like?
  • Programming highlight: Serving Native communities in Wisconsin
  • Employee Spotlight:  Janeth Orozco
  • The emergence of “BIPOC”: What it means and how it is used
  • Update from Civil Rights Leadership Team
  • New on the OAIC website: anti-racism resources and document library
  • The Dear Asians Initiative: how translation opened the door to allyship
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Spring 2020 issue

  • Xenophobia:  Addressing the pandemic nature of a social virus
  • Accessibility in the time of COVID-19
  • Use Zoom’s polling feature to collect demographic information
  • Employee Spotlight:  Angie Allen
  • Extension’s resource groups and task forces
  • Hmong community research showcased in capitol rotunda event
  • Wisconsin Idea Internship Program postponed until 2021
  • New “And Justice For All” posters coming soon
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Winter 2020 issue

  • Reflections on Washington, DC by John Kriva
  • The anatomy of a Coaching & Consultation Request
  • Updated organizational non-discrimination statements
  • Employee Spotlight:  Fabiola Diaz Negrete
  • What’s the difference between equality and equity?
  • Personal pronoun stickers available
  • Wisconsin Idea Internship Program proposals due Feb. 7
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Fall 2019 issue

  • New Office of Access, Inclusion, and Compliance!
  • Meet the 2019 SAAIP interns
  • What we’re reading: Uncomfortable Neighbors
  • How to request disability accommodations for program participants
  • Employee spotlight: Adam Trunzo
  • Tribal Lands map available
  • Issues in brief: Representation matters

Summer 2019 issue

  • Q&A with Teresa Curtis
  • Third online civil rights training module available
  • Call to action: add an expanding access record in Recording Results
  • The emerging preference for “HMoob” as a term of self-identification
  • Employee spotlight: Imelda Delchambre
  • UW-Madison equal opportunity/affirmative action compliance statements
  • Farewell to Shelley King-Curry