Dear World College Tour arrives at UW-Madison on Tuesday, Sept. 20

“If you had one story to share with the world, what would you say?”

Join fellow Badgers for an interactive storytelling experience and portrait shoot onTuesday, Sept. 20 when the Dear World College Tour makes a stop of UW-Madison.

Dear World is an interactive, award-winning portrait project that explores the subtle and powerful connections between students, faculty, and staff. Dear World was founded as a portrait project that unites people through pictures in their distinct message-on-skin style.

From 9am – 3pm, hundred of students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to share their stories and experiences through a photo shoot at Gordon Dining and Event Center. Then, at 7pm, gather at Shannon Hall in Memorial Union to discover the stories collected throughout the day and hear from participants.

By the end of the night participants will realize that through stories, there’s actually much more that brings us together than keeps us apart.

Dear World travels around the world to hear the stories and take photographs that hat explore the experiences of students, faculty and staff. Their work has been published in over 30 countries.

The project has captured 50,000 message-on-skin style portraits. Throughout the tour, Dear World enters campus communities with the intention of fostering meaningful conversations surrounding topics of diversity and inclusion, mental health, sexual assault and awareness, identity, or disability awareness.

Campus sponsors for this event include the Division of Student Life, WUD Society & Politics, Wisconsin Union, University Housing, Morgridge Center for Public Service, Center for Leadership & Involvement, Center for the First-Year Experience, and International Student Services.

Learn more about the project here