Events

Kick-off Celebration expanding section

When: November 8, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: North Woods International School (N2541 Sablewood Road, La Crosse, WI 54601)

What: The GIWeek Kick Off Celebration showcases an evening of performances, cooking demonstrations, multilingual children's story time, displays, booths and so much more! This event is family friendly, FREE, and for all ages! Please join us in learning about the world beyond our borders by thinking globally and acting locally! 

Cost: FREE

Thank you La Crosse Community Foundation Global Awareness Fund, Midwest Family Broadcasting, UW-La Crosse, City of La Crosse International Committee, DigiCOPY, Explore La Crosse, Gundersen Global Partners, Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse-Bantry Friendship Association and La Crosse-Dubna Friendship Association for your generous support and promotion of Global Initiatives Week!

Kick-off Shuttle Transportation expanding section

(Outgoing time at location / Returning time at location)

START - HAMILTON ELEMENTARY - 1111 7TH ST S, LA CROSSE

Times: 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 / 7:05, 7:55

STOP – LA CROSSE PUBLIC MAIN LIBRARY - 800 MAIN ST, LA CROSSE

Times: 3:05, 4:05, 5:05 / 7:00, 7:50

STOP - EMERSON ELEMENTARY - 2101 CAMPBELL RD, LA CROSSE - NEAR UWL STADIUM

Times: 3:10, 4:10, 5:10 / 6:50, 7:45

STOP - BOYS & GIRLS CLUB - 1331 CLINTON ST, LA CROSSE 

Times: 3:20, 4:20, 5:20 / 6:40, 7:35

STOP - LOGAN MIDDLE SCHOOL - 1450 AVON ST, LA CROSSE

Times: 3:25, 4:25, 5:25 / 6:40, 7:30

END/RETURN – NORTH WOODS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - N2541 SABLEWOOD RD, LA CROSSE

Times: 3:35, 4:35, 5:35 / 6:30, 7:20

LAST RETURN FROM END LOCATION AT 7:20 PM

Events Throughout Global Initiatives Week expanding section

 

All Week Globally inspired hot bar at People's Food Coop

Here is the menu:

Monday, November 11 – Thai
Tuesday, November 12 – Greek
Wednesday, November 13 – South of the Border
Thursday, November 14 – Italian
Friday, November 15 – Indian

All Week Various

Mention "Global Initiatives Week" for discounts at the following business:
Cabin Coffee (10%), Hmong Golden Egg Rolls (15%), Iguanas Mexican Street Cafe (15%), Le Chateau (10%), Root Note (10%), Dim Sum Tea Shop (10%), Gracie's Gyros & Wraps (10%), Global Grounds (10% off Açaí bowls)

All Week Hear, Here - Three Waves of Immigration in La Crosse: A Self-Guided Oral History Tour

Hear, Here, the national award winning audio-documentary project, will take you through the impact of three waves of migrants into La Crosse: German, Hmoob, and Cuban. This self-guided tour will ask you: how do the experiences of these migrants differ and why does this difference matter? More information about Hear, Here - www.hearherelacrosse.org 

Where: Online Pre-Conference Self-Guided Event - https://www.uwlax.edu/committee/global-initiatives/hear-here-tours/ 

Cost: FREE

10/19/2019 (Pre-Week Event) Unconscious Bias: Can We See Our Own Blind Spots?

When: 10 a.m. - noon

Where: English Lutheran Community Auditorium, 1509 King St, La Crosse

Cost: FREE

More information: laxwakingupwhite.com 

Sponsored by: Waking Up White Regional Community Learning Collaborative

11/2/2019 German Dinner

Schmeichen Sehr Gut!! Pork Schnitzel, Sauerkraut, Sausages, German Potato Salad, Petersilienkartoffel (parsley potatoes), Gurkensalat (cucumber salad), Desserts, Beverages

When: 4 - 6 p.m.

Where: 1407 Main Street, La Crosse

Cost: $10 adult, $5 children

Sponsored by: Faith Lutheran Church

11/07/2019 YWCA Tribute to Outstanding Womxn

YWCA La Crosse invites you to join us on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 from 4:45PM – 8:00PM for our 36th annual Tribute to Outstanding Womxn event presented by Mayo Clinic Health System! Tribute to Outstanding Womxn honors individuals who identify as female and have demonstrated a commitment to our mission to eliminate racism and empower womxn.

https://www.ywcalax.org/get-involved/events/tribute-to-oustanding-womxn-2019/

11/08/2019 GI Week Kick Off Celebration

When: 4 - 7 p.m.

Where: North Woods International School - N2541 Sablewood Rd, La Crosse, WI 54601

Cost: FREE - Suggested donation of $2 - $5 a person

https://share.uwlax.edu/events-calendar/event/20087/

11/09/2019 Global Friendships - Multilingual Family Story time

When: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: La Crosse Public Library Main Branch,  800 Main Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: La Crosse Public Library

https://share.uwlax.edu/events-calendar/event/21096/

11/09/2019 Making Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Learn about the history of Ukrainian Easter Eggs and make your own.

When: 9 a.m. - noon

Where: 721 King Street, La Crosse WI 54601

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: Bridges Church

11/10/2019 Global Spirituality & Worship

Clear your heart and mind of the busyness of daily life. Start your week with a spiritual time connecting with people around the world.

When: 9:30 -10:45 a.m.

Where: 721 King Street, La Crosse WI 54601

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: Bridges Church

11/10/2019 Deepavali - Festival of Lights 

When: 5 - 8 p.m.

Where: Onalaska Omni Center

Cost: $17 adults, $9 kids under 10, kids under 5 are FREE (special price: $64 for 4 adult tickets bought together)

More information: 

Sponsored by: Cultural Heritage Association of India (CHAI)

11/11/2019 Film: Living on One Dollar

This film takes place in rural Guatemala, where four friends battle illness, parasites and hunger as they experiment with living on just $1 a day for eight weeks.

When: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Where: 0120 Student Union, UW-La Crosse Campus

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: UW-La Crosse & Gundersen Global Partners

https://share.uwlax.edu/events-calendar/event/21095/

11/11/2019 Chinese Culture and Cuisine

When: 6 - 7 p.m.

Where: Nursing Center room 196, Viterbo University

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: United Nations of Viterbo

11/12/2019 Megatrends that will Change the World

When: 10 a.m. - noon

Where: Viterbo University, Brophy Center 123

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: Viterbo University

11/12/2019 Film: Living on One Dollar

This film takes place in rural Guatemala, where four friends battle illness, parasites and hunger as they experiment with living on just $1 a day for eight weeks.

When: noon - 1 p.m.

Where: Gundersen Health System, La Crosse - Overholt Auditorium

Cost: FREE-with an optional donation to support Global Partners' work in Central America

Sponsored by: Gundersen Global Partners

11/12/2019 Make Change Film: Tribal Justice

The Make Change Community Action film series is returning! The first film that will be shown this year will be called “Tribal Justice.” It re-centers the lives and complexities of indigenous peoples and because it underscores the invaluable work being done by tribal courts to embed resources and support into its systems of accountability.

Film Synopsis: “In Tribal Justice, two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for youth. By addressing the root causes of crime, they are modeling restorative systems that are working. Mainstream courts across the country begin to take notice.”

When: 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Where: Western Technical College Integrated Technology Center (ITC) 401

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: Western Technical College

11/12/2019 Cultural Coffee Hour

Coffee and cookies provided! Join UWL international students and study abroad alumni to discuss a shared topic from diverse and international perspectives. Cultural Coffee Hour, it is an event that helps create awareness of international topics and issues while generating respect and appreciation of different cultures. 

November 12 - Business w/International Business

When: 5 - 6 p.m.

Where: 1300 Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: UW-La Crosse

https://share.uwlax.edu/events-calendar/event/20234/

11/13/2019 Documentary Viewing and Discussion: Border Politics

When: 6 - 8 p.m.

Where: La Crosse Public Library Main Branch

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: La Crosse Public Library

11/13/2019 Traditional Irish Music

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Strasser's, 1310 Denton Street, La Crosse

11/14/2019
Invention of White People in Law & Going Back To Go Forward
A Presentation Series by Jacqueline Battalora

The Invention of White People in Law, A Special City of La Crosse Classroom Session by Jacqueline Battalora at UW-La Crosse’s 260 Graff Main Hall Auditorium, 12:40 – 2:05pm – FREE Admission - Middle school teachers, college instructors, professors, and student organization advisors are encouraged to bring entire classes and organizational members (Open to students, faculty, staff and administrators and anyone unable to attend the Evening Keynote)

Going Back To Go Forward, An Evening Keynote Presentation by Jacqueline Battalora at UW-La Crosse’s 260 Graff Main Hall Auditorium, 5:30 – 7pm - FREE Admission (Open to anyone and everyone) Primary Audience: students, faculty, academic staff, administrators & community members

11/14/2019 The Gaelic Athletic Association in the age of international Sport, 1884-Present

Kenneth Shonk, Associate Professor, World History and Social Studies Education, UW-La Crosse presents The Gaelic Athletic Association in the age of international Sport, 1884-Present. 

When: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: Eagles Club, 630 6th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: La Crosse-Bantry Friendship Association

11/14/2019 Bishop Augustine and The South Sudan

Join Bishop Augustine as he talks about his work with refugees and other minorities in South Sudan.

When: 6 - 8 p.m.

Where: Common Ground Campus Ministry, 1334 Pine St, La Crosse WI 54601

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: Common Ground Campus Ministry

11/15/2019 Developing "International-Mindedness" in Students

Visitors are welcome to observe these activities in classrooms. Please check in at the office.

When: 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: North Woods International

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: North Woods International and Winona State University

11/15/2019

Creative Digital Media for Climate — how to better communicate climate crisis?

Invited lecture by prof. Elisabeth Swanstrom (University of Utah), screening of students' videos and panel discussion

The invited talk will be followed by the screening of the mashup videos on climate change made by the students participating in the course Experimental Visual Communication (MCOM316) at the Department of Mass Communication as well as the discussion with students and faculty from Winona State University and local activists and organizations including Winona Climate Action Network and the Seven Rivers Fulbright Chapter.

Tea/coffee/snacks after the event.

When: 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Winona State University Campus, 103 Stark Hall (Auditorium)

Cost: FREE and open to the public

Sponsored by: Seven Rivers Fulbright Chapter

11/16/2019  How Did We Get Here? The Hidden Impacts of Racial Disparities on the Well-being of La Crosse and Wisconsin

When: 10 a.m. - noon

Where: English Lutheran Community Auditorium, 1509 King St, La Crosse

Cost: FREE

More information: laxwakingupwhite.com 

Sponsored by: Waking Up White Regional Community Learning Collaborative

11/17/2019 Film showing of "Economics of Happiness" at Cafe Congo

The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. On the other hand, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human-scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm, an economics of localization.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: First Congregational Church/UCC, 161 W. Broadway St., Winona (Johnson St. entrance)

Cost: FREE and open to the public

Sponsored by: Seven Rivers Region Fulbright Chapter

11/18/2019 Hometown Diplomat Program

U.S. State Department Internship & Career Opportunities

When: Noon

Where: 1300 Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall, UW-La Crosse Campus

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: UW-La Crosse

https://share.uwlax.edu/events-calendar/event/21046/

11/18/2019 International Education & Engagement (IEE) Open House

Join us in celebrating Global Initiatives Week, International Education Week, meet IEE staff, learn about our programs, and enjoy lite refreshments!

When: 3 - 5 p.m.

Where: 1140 Centennial Hall, UW-La Crosse Campus

Cost: FREE

https://share.uwlax.edu/events-calendar/event/21142/

11/18/2019 Hometown Diplomat Program

The U.S. State Department's Hometown Diplomat program puts a face on foreign policy and explains to America what they do and why it matters. Join us in meeting Benjamin Levelius, UWL '10 - Vice Consul, U.S. Mission India, U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad!

When: 5:00 PM

Where: 1300 Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall, UW-La Crosse Campus

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: UW-La Crosse

https://share.uwlax.edu/events-calendar/event/21047/

11/18/2019 China Town Hall Webcast

Join us for the 13th Annual China Town Hall national webcast on China. "China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation about China that provides Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts." - https://www.ncuscr.org/program/china-town-hall 

When: 4:45 p.m.

Where: 2205 Centennial Hall, UW-La Crosse Campus

Cost: FREE

https://share.uwlax.edu/events-calendar/event/21073/

11/20/2019

24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action Presentation with Sam Streukens

Recent WSU graduate and Climate Reality Leader, Sam Streukens will talk about what the climate crisis means for this community, as well as the solutions and actions we can take to make a difference. For each audience member who signs in, One Tree Planted will plant a tree on their behalf.

On November 20-21, Climate Reality is presenting 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, a global conversation on the truth of the climate crisis and how we solve it. For one full 24-hour period, Climate Reality Leader volunteers trained by former Vice President Al Gore will hold public presentations and conversations on our changing climate in schools, community centers, workplaces, and more across all 50 US states and countries worldwide

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Winona State University Campus, 110 Minne Hall

Cost: FREE and open to the public

Sponsored by: Seven Rivers Fulbright Chapter

11/21/2019 International Luncheon

Please join us on Thursday, November 21, 2019 for our first International Luncheon! We will be featuring a themed meal and presentations by UWL students from China and Ghana. Tickets must be purchased before 4 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 from the front desk of the Student Union or online https://www.efoliotickets.com/FolioProd/Events.aspx?VId=37 for $8.75!

Program Schedule:

  • 11:00 AM – Doors Open
  • 11:15 AM – Buffet Opens
  • 11:45 AM – Program Starts
  • 12:15 PM – Q&A
  • 12:45 PM – Closing Remarks

Themed Meal:

  • Asaana - Ghana (caramelized corn drink) - Vegetarian
  • Vegetable Pot Stickers - China - Vegetarian
  • African Stew - Ghana - Vegetarian
  • Sweet & Sour Chicken - China 
  • Jollof Rice - Ghana - Vegetarian 

We hope to see you there!

https://share.uwlax.edu/events-calendar/event/21171/