Community Makers

Community Makers

Recently we began an initiative that promotes sharing the stories and journeys of UW Madison students, staff, affiliates, and Madison community members. We hope that by sharing the stories, backgrounds, and lives of people within the Madison community, people can recognize the vast and diverse community that we are all a part of. We aim to present that each person possesses qualities, goals, cultural history, background, and significance that make them who they are.
Our goal is to feature one individual each month on our social media platforms. Being a part of our project would encompass a virtual interview and having your personal story being shared. This could include any current projects you are working on, your personal goals, how you got to where you are currently in your life, any influences that have shaped who you are, along with anything else you feel is important about yourself.
We hope you will consider taking part in this project and sharing who you are with the Makerspace community. If you would like to participate or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.
Known around the world as “Napalm Girl", survivor Kim Phúc, now 56, and guest Nick Ut, the Associated Press photographer who made the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1972 photo of then-nine-year-old Phúc following a Vietnam War fire bombing, share their stories with an overflow audience of hundreds during “Celebration of Peace and Mindfulness" at the Pyle Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on June 8, 2019. The free talk, which took place 47 years to the day after the photo was taken, was co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and The Children’s Library International. The Children’s Library International is funding the visit as part of an effort to raise funds for a library it is constructing in Phúc’s name in her home province of Trảng Bàng. (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)
On Nov. 29, 2018, UW students from The Black Voice, an online publication produced by UW students of color, along with Karla Foster (pictured), assistant director of cultural programing, take part in a meeting with representatives from UW University Communications in a conference room in the Multicultural Student Center inside the Red Gym at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss a multimedia project focused on the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Strike that took place on campus. (Photo by Bryce Richter /UW-Madison)