WAA: Portland Founders’ Day Celebration

April 24
CANCELED, more info below.

We’ve been monitoring rapidly changing conditions and new information about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Following recent recommendations from public health officials and guidelines established by UW–Madison leadership, we have decided to cancel all alumni events through April 30, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation, and we appreciate your continued support of UW–Madison.

Forward is our driving spirit …”“On, Wisconsin” lyrics by Carl Beck

The UW has been changing lives and moving the world forward since it was founded. Join us for an exciting Founders’ Day gathering to celebrate everything we love about our university. When Badgers connect, great things happen!

About the Program

Enjoy a special presentation:

The Rhetoric on U.S. Immigration and Asylum


Sara McKinnon — associate professor of communication arts, expert on immigration and U.S. refugee and asylum law

This presentation will provide an overview of key issues in U.S. immigration, asylum, and refugee law today. The talk will outline differences between immigration and refugee processes and provide history and context so that audience members might better understand the rhetoric about immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees that currently circulates in U.S. media and political discourse.

Cost and Inclusions

$22 per person
$12 for 2010–19 grads
RSVP by April 22.

The event will include a buffet featuring pizza and salad. Gluten-free items will be available at no extra cost but must be ordered separately at the event. A cash bar will be available with beer, wine, and cider.


6:30 p.m. Check-in
7 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Program
8:30 p.m. Event concludes

Additional Information

A limited number of parking spaces are available in the lot on the north side of the venue. Street parking is available. A paid lot is available at the corner of NW Pettygrove Street and NW 20th Avenue.


If you have questions regarding directions, accessibility, or other event details, contact Matt Krueger ’99 at mattkrueger1@hotmail.com.

Organized by WAA: Portland Chapter.

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