Upstander Project

Dawnland premieres November 5th on PBS

Upstander Project

Dawnland premieres November 5th on PBS

Healthy Students and Thriving Schools: A Comprehensive Approach for Addressing Students’ Trauma and Mental Health Needs

The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut’s new reportprovides a comprehensive framework for states and school districts to address the mental health and trauma needs of students.

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ACEs and Toxic Stress: Frequently Asked Questions

The Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University has produced a new infographic that answers frequently asked questions about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and provides strategies for mitigating their effects.

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Podcast: Preventing Suicide on Campus

In this podcast from the Education Development Center, the presenter discusses some of the current ways that colleges and universities are addressing the need for mental health and suicide prevention programs and offers her perspective on how institutions of higher education can continue to improve these programs.

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ASU poet Natalie Diaz wins MacArthur ‘genius’ grant

Join us! Monday, October 29th, 12:00-1:30 pm at the UW South Madison Partnership. Check out these great panelists!

National Museum Of The American Indian

Image: Middle school students using the museum’s educational resources. Photo by Alex Jamison.

Transforming Teaching and Learning about American Indians

Thursday, November 1
2–5:30 p.m. EDT
Rasumson Theater with Simultaneous Webcast

Do you remember the first time you learned about American Indians in school? If you are like most Americans, you probably received only a tiny glimpse into the rich and diverse cultures, histories, and contemporary lives of Native peoples. You may even have learned inaccurate histories, and demeaning and false stereotypes. 

Join us for a symposium in which expert speakers explore the need and how to transform this narrative and inspire a more comprehensive vision of American history and a richer understanding of our shared experience as a nation. Learn more about the museum’s national education initiative, Native Knowledge 360°

The museum and its partners among Native nations and in the education community are producing a wealth of information and materials to demonstrate that American history cannot be understood without understanding American Indian events—and to show that by engaging in more complete histories we can build an empathetic and better informed citizenry.

New Report Ranks Wisconsin #1 In U.S. For Racial Inequality

A new report lists Wisconsin as the worst state in America for racial inequality.

The special new report titled Black and White Inequality in All 50 States considered 10 separate social and economic measures that tend to be unequal along racial lines. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed and ranked all 50 U.S. states based on inequality, from most to least equal. The study measured gaps between black and white residents in areas like unemployment, income and homeownership.

The report said that the Wisconsin African American population is 6.2% (24th smallest) and that the median household income for African Americans is $29,223 less than half of the median household income for whites which was $59,056. The report stated that the unemployment rate for black people in Wisconsin was 10.6 percent to 3.8 percent for white.

White people in Wisconsin were about three times more likely to own a home – homeownership rate was 26.2% for blacks and 71.6% for whites. While black people in Wisconsin were about 11 times more likely to be incarcerated. The report stated that the incarceration rate (per 100,000) was 2,542 (black), 221 (white).

Neighboring states Minnesota finished second, South Dakota finished third, Illinois was fourth and Iowa was fifth.

Written by Madison365 staff

UN Women Guide Published and Launch Event: Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender equality, Environments and Marginalized voices (ISE4GEMs)

Kia ora everyone

I’m forwarding this particular note because of its significance.  It is the culmination of some excellent work over the past three years by members of UN Woman and their colleagues, especially Anne Stephens, Ellen Lewis and Shravanti Reddy.  

Briefly this is the most recent evaluation methodology based on systems.  It is a unique combination of two important systems traditions; feminist systems and critical systems.  What makes it almost unique is that it is essentially a soup to nuts evaluation manual rather than a general description of a particular evaluation approach.  

Declaration of interest : I was a member of the advisory group.


We are very pleased to share with you the link to the final guide introducing Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender Equality, Environments and Marginalized voices (ISE4GEMs): A new approach for the SDG era <>. The development of this guide is the culmination of the efforts, energies and commitments of the three co-authors together with the advice and support of  our Advisory Group members. 

We were able to deliver a 1-day pre-conference training on the approach at the European Evaluation Society conference last week that was well attended. We are also hosting a launch event (in-person and online) on 18th October from 10:00AM – 11:30AM (NY time) and would like to invite you to attend. The official announcement will be shared shortly with the link to connect.  

Best regards, 
Anne, Ellen and Shravanti