UW-Superior’s Superior Interaction Nominated for Touchstone Award
Received nomination for a performance on campus back in February
The University of Wisconsin Superior’s Superior Interaction theatre group is in the running for a Touchstone Award from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.
The group received its nomination from a performance, “Little Pieces,” which took place on campus February of 2016.
“Little Pieces,” was created by, for, and about UWS students; depicting true stories of three critical issues college students face: the stigmas attached to people dealing with depression, finding acceptance by friends and a safe space to thrive as an LGBTQ+ student, and coping with the aftermath of sexual assault.
“As we’re talking about the issues they’re not necessarily resolved because we have talked about them, but at least they have come to light and that there are certain things being done to get them resolved,” said this year’s director, Tania Murillo Duran. “If we keep talking about the same things, there are other issues not being talked about. We like to constantly move forward into other issues.”
The student-led initiative incorporated information from current students, staff, and faculty at UWS, along with outside organizations such as the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) and received overwhelming support.
The Touchstone Award honors nonprofit programs and projects that exemplify leadership in fostering the values of generosity, civic engagement, and inclusiveness. Superior Interaction is one of seven nominees for this award.
The award luncheon will take place on Monday, September 12 at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center and is open to the public.