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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Willie Ney

Willie Ney

Executive director and founder of the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives and First Wave Program

Executive director, Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives Work: 608-516-8609 — Home and cell phones available upon request wney@wisc.edu Home page

Topics

  • Multicultural arts programming and practice: Using spoken word, hip hop and other contemporary art forms as a vehicle for campus and community outreach
  • Community partnerships: Creating creative and dynamic partnerships with grass-roots orgs and high-profile arts, educational and other institutions
  • Integrating multicultural youth leadership into campus life: Integrating youth of color into the fabric of campus life through innovative recruitment strategies

Achievements

  • Governor's Award in Support of the Arts, 2009
  • Martin Luther King Heritage Award
  • Bartell Award, UW-Madison
  • international educator of the year, Department of Public Instruction

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