Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Dasha Kelly Hamilton, to speak at Toward One Wisconsin Conference

Watch Dasha Kelly Hamilton read the poem “Life in Motion”

Toward One Wisconsin Conference
Conference Theme: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
October 12-13, 2021
The Lismore Hotel
Eau Claire, WI

The Toward One Wisconsin Conference is excited to welcome Dasha Kelly Hamilton as our newest conference co-chair and plenary speaker.

Kelly Hamilton is a writer, performance artist and creative change agent, applying the creative process to facilitate dialogues around human and social wellness. She currently serves as the Poet Laureate for the City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin.

As an Arts Envoy for the U.S. Embassy, Kelly Hamilton facilitated community building initiatives in Botswana, Toronto, Mauritius, and Beirut. Her touring production, “Makin’ Cake,” engages communities in a forward dialogue on race, class and equity.

“Dasha was the Artist-in-residence for Toward One Wisconsin 2020 and was invaluable in helping our virtual conference come to life,” said Eric Giordano, WIPPS Executive Director. “We are excited that conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear her speak in person this year.”

Kelly Hamilton is the author of two novels, three poetry collections, four spoken word albums and one collection of personal vignettes. She has taught at colleges, conferences and classrooms and curated fellowships for emerging leaders.

About Toward One Wisconsin

T1W seeks to amass and coordinate knowledge in an unprecedented collaborative project that will draw on our collective commitment to prioritize the work of equity, diversity and inclusion throughout Wisconsin. For more details, including sponsorship opportunities and registration, visit inclusivity-wi.org.

Present at Toward One Wisconsin

Do you have a passion for equity, diversity and inclusion? Do you want to share your expertise, experience, or research? Please consider presenting at the Toward One Wisconsin 2021 conference. We are seeking proposals that feature collaborative and innovative approaches, best practices, cutting edge research, and/or success stories that focus on our four conference tracks.

Track I: Increasing Opportunities for Inclusion in Wisconsin’s Workforce
Track II: Creating Inclusive Communities
Track III: Cultivating Equity in Education
Track IV: Building Health Equity in Wisconsin

For a guide on proposal submissions, click here.

Proposals will be accepted until May 15

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