Neo Medina is a working artist who lives in Appleton. He spoke about resilience and perseverance in the pursuit of equity. He conveyed his belief that standing up, speaking up, and engaging in honest and vulnerable discussion with one another will culminate and build into meaningful action in the diversity, equity and inclusion arena.
T1W 2023 was honored to have the “Meet Your Neighbor Community Art Project” on exhibit at the conference. We would like to thank Photojournalist and Artist John Nance and the Trout Museum of Art for sharing this interactive exhibit with us. Nance spent the summer of 2022 capturing the many communities that exist within the Fox Cities. His work gives diverse groups of people in the area an opportunity to express their story. He hopes this exhibit can be a way for people to bridge differences and unify with others.
“This craft is more than just a camera and a lens. It’s my choice of weapon to take on the world. My reflection of the world and the world’s reflection of me.”
– John Nance
Graphic recording artist Barbara Luhring attended T1W 2023 and did a series of illustrative notes, or graphic recordings, for our two plenary panels. You can click on the images below to see them in full screen. Learn more about Barbara Luhring and her work here.
A Statewide Perspective on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dr. Jill Underly, State Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction
Dr. Staci Young, Medical College of Wisconsin
Pardeep Kaleka, Not in our Town
Chakla Davis, Kimberly-Clark of North America
Timber Smith, City of Appleton
Moving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative Forward in your Community
Sabrina Robbins, AbaCor, an Abaxent CO
Chris Hess, Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin Inc
Greg Hartjes, Appleton Area School District
Michelle Schule, Microsoft