Events Calendar

Wednesday, March 6 2024

March 6, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

FREE but capacity is limited so registration is required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Join moderators Nicole Plalasz of UWM’s Institute of World Affairs (IWA) and Kim Khaira of HOME for a global café-style conversation series featuring guests from around the globe. Each program is organized as an open dialogue, with an opportunity to learn from one another and to create cross-cultural conversations around topics relevant to both the global community and those who reside in Milwaukee. Attendees are encouraged to shape the conversation alongside the moderators and guest speakers.

The Community Café Conversations began informally in 2023 as a way to connect UWM-IWA global visitors with members of the HOME Refugee Steering Committee. These speakers included journalists, artists, poets, writers, children’s book authors, and UN youth advocates. We are now able to extend this opportunity to the public.

Bring a brown bag lunch. We will provide dessert and beverages.

About Elana Haviv
Elana Haviv is the founder and executive director of Generation Human Rights. She is a human rights education specialist who develops best practices and programs for education experts and policymakers to recognize and confront human rights abuses, and other forms of discrimination that trickle down into educational settings. She designs and delivers innovative human rights-based curriculum projects for children, youth and teachers in schools, refugee settings and humanitarian emergencies worldwide. The programs she creates enable youth to develop the skills they need to live informed and engaged lives as they navigate the circumstances of the world around them. Her independent consulting work has included writing four guides for UNESCO aimed at providing practical advice for teachers on launching and managing constructive classroom discussions on violent extremism. Elana is an Oral History Fellow at Columbia University and a George Eckert Institute of International Textbook Research fellow. She holds a Ph.D. from Antioch University in Leadership and Change.

About IWA
The Institute of World Affairs is the outreach arm of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for International Education. Through a growing network of community partnerships, they provide programming for students, educators, and other members of the public.

About HOME
HOME is the theme of Lynden’s work with refugee community leaders, community members, our Call & Response artists, and allies. HOME, guided by the Refugee Steering Committee at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, is building a space of leading, coming together, and celebrating refugees.

March 6, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm


This is a virtual event.
Watch live on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Yosan Yosief (Eritrea/Milwaukee, WI) in conversation with Lidya Gebrekidan (Eritrea/Milwaukee, WI)
Wednesday, June 5, 2024, - 2:00pm - 3:00pm: TBD
Wednesday, September 11, 2024, - 2:00pm - 3:00pm: TBD
Wednesday, December 4, 2024, - 2:00pm - 3:00pm: TBD

Stories As We Move: A HOME Interview Series is an ongoing project that launched in 2020 as part of Lynden's HOME virtual platform. The series pairs individuals who have faced forced displacement in its many forms in a conversational setting. Refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants interview those that have resettled to the United States, including friends and family that are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as those that remain overseas. The series covers a range of backgrounds and narrative identities, professions, and interests; participants include artists, community members, advocates and leaders, healthcare workers, caseworkers, interpreters, and students and educators. These interviews are reflections of relationships and conversations that we continue to have long after resettlement; they explore issues that our refugee friends and family members continue to face as they remain in their country of origin or interim country.

As we approach World Refugee Day 2024, Lynden’s community engagement specialist Kim Khaira will begin screening interviews from the series on one Wednesday each quarter on our Facebook page.

March 6, 2024 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Winter + Spring 2024 Session: (16 weeks) Wednesdays, January 10-May 1, 2024 (no class 3/27) | 3:30-5:30 pm | $352/$256 members per 16-week session

Lynden Art Club

Art club is a community of young artists who are independent in their art practice but value a place to exchange ideas and support and learn from one another. Students will design a long-term independent art project at the beginning of the session and meet for in-progress reviews, take part in creative art challenges, have conversations about contemporary artists, and discuss their work with Lynden educators and their peers. Students will present their work at our final art club meeting.

To view our Safety Guidelines for Parent-and-Child, Youth Workshops, click here.

Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration required. Late registrations accepted. Register online now.

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