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The Good Mule Project

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The Good Mule Project is an event series at the University of Wyoming fostering a community of dialogue and action around issues of multiculturalism and diversity through the lens of social justice activism.

What's in a name?

The Good Mule Project’s name recognizes the steadfast and resilient nature of the mule. Our communities are facing vast and complex issues and are in need of individuals with personal stories, ideas, and talents to be committed to the continual process required of creating positive change through social justice activism. The Good Mule Project seeks to impart the nature of the mule onto such individuals we encounter as social justice activists.




Ice on Fire Screening

Date: Tuesday, November 9

Location: Wyoming Union East Ballroom

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

Ice on Fire is a documentary about our planet's climate change and what new innovative technology that is being used to combat it. We are screening the documentary and have a thirty minute discussion afterwards, snacks and drinks will be provided. 

Register here:

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The People's Supper

Date: Wednesday, October 20

Location: Wyoming Union

Time: 6:00 p.m. 

The People’s Supper is a dialogue event that aims to build understanding through productive conversations and shared experiences. This People’s Supper focuses on reweaving the social fabric and fostering connections.

Once you register for the event, you will show up by 6 PM to check in before entering the family room. At check in, you will be randomly assigned a table to sit at with a maximum of six people per table. The meal will be served in a buffet style, and tables will be dismissed to get their food

The Good Mule Project Presents: The People's Supper



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Pattie Gonia

Date: Wednesday, April 7

Location: Virtual

Time: 6:30 p.m. 

Pattie Gonia (she/her) is an advocate for the environment, for inclusivity and diversity in the outdoors, and for the LGBTQ+ community. The Pattie Gonia community exists to uplift LGBTQ people and allies in the outdoors and to exist as a platform to give other voices and organizations all the shine in the world. Out of heels, Wyn Wiley (he/him) is a 27 year old born and raised Nebraskan, a professional photographer, speaker, educator, and creative director for major brands as well as a number of non-profits around the world. Wyn has a long history of working with youth and youth focused non-profits.

This event is hosted by the Good Mule Project, Shepard Symposium on Social JusticeWyoming Equality, and the Multicultural Affairs Speaker Series. 



The People's Supper

Date: Wednesday, March 3

Location: Wyoming Union

Time: 6:30 p.m. 

The People's Supper is a dialogue event that aims to build understanding, even when conversations are difficult. This event will bring participants together to share their experiences with community and being part of a democratic society. Dinner will be provided.

Participants must be part of the University of Wyoming Surveillence Testing program

Registration required. Click here to register through UW Connect. 

the good mule project presents the peoples supper



The People's Picnic

The People's Picnic

Date: Tuesday, September 22

Location: Simpson's Plaza

Time: 5:30 p.m. 

The People’s Supper was created out of a desire to help neighbors and friends talk to each other, even when conversation is difficult. This outdoor People’s Supper (People's Picnic) on Tuesday, September 22 at 5:30 pm will bring participants together to share their experiences with community and conversations in a divided society. Bring your own meal and share a conversation!

Participants must be part of the phase 2 bridge testing program and will be screened before entry. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Click here to register through UW Connect. 



Weaving Community


Although our nation’s social fabric is badly frayed by distance and division, together we can weave a strong social fabric and emerge stronger and united. The COVID-19 pandemic can either drive us  apart or bring us together. Weaving Community is a set of discussion prompts aimed at building civil dialog and understanding among University of Wyoming students, faculty, and staff. 



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The Opposite of Hate: A People's Supper

Date: Wednesday, March 11

Location: Union Family Room

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Join the SLCE office for an evening of conversation focused on fighting hate and injustice by learning how foster civil dialogue. The evening will begin with a short introduction followed by round table conversations. There will be questions on the table to foster discussion and guests are invited to participate in the guided prompts. Over dinner, we will explore shared feelings about hate and ways you can be a beacon for connection instead. Sign up on UW Connect to reserve your spot!



Heroes, Holidays, and Mascots

Date: Wednesday, December 4

Location: Coe Library 506

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Join The Good Mule Project for a presentation on the inaccurate representation of Native American and Indigenous Peoples in mascots, costumes, and holidays by Dr. Angela Jaime. Through the lens of education and socialization, this event will offer a critical analysis of these caricatures and their harmful impact on Native American groups today. RSVP on UW Connect to receive a reminder. 

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The Good Mule Project Presents People's Supper 2019 (plate with fall leaves)

Cancelled - The People's Supper

Date: Wednesday, October 30


The People's Supper aims to repair poor interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil discourse, over supper. Along with dinner there will be a conversation focused on how identity shapes the way people generate change in their communities.

This event has been cancelled. Please follow SLCE on Instagram and Facebook to learn about upcoming events!


Daryl Davis

Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Location: Colorado State University- UW transportation provided 

Time: Departing UW @ 4pm; Returning after 9pm 

Daryl Davis will be presenting on his hands-on experiences with racial issues. He has met with Ku Klux Klan leaders and attended rallies with the intent, and successful track record, of changing hearts and convincing members to renounce their racist beliefs. As a black man, endeavors such as these are an especially distinctive tactic for addressing race issues.

Tickets to the event and transportation is free and open to University of Wyoming students, staff & faculty. Registration is required to reserve your spot and space is limited.

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The People's Supper

Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Location: Union Family room

Time: 6pm

The People’s Supper aims to bring people together who have varying political and ideological points of view for friendly conversation over a shared meal. This free dinner is meant to provide an opportunity to move past argument and focus on listening to each other. People are encouraged to share their stories and histories in effort to better understand many perspectives.



Activism 101 Panel

Date: Tuesday, Febuary 19th, 2019

Location: Union West Ballroom

Time: 5:30pm

Talk with experts from different activism areas about ways to get involved with activism in your community!

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Social Justice 101

Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Location: East Union Ballroom

Time: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm 

Social Justice 101 is an interactive workshop focused around teaching what social justice means in a college setting. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided at the intermission.




The Peoples Supper

Date: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Location: University of Wyoming Art Museum

Time: 6:00 pm

The People's Supper aims to repair poor interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil discourse, over supper. Join us for this free dinner as we set aside the extreme polarization prevalent in today's society and focus on listening to others and sharing our own perspectives. Participants will walk through the For Freedoms exhibit at the University of Wyoming Art Museum to inspire politically based conversation.



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Arenas of Privilege

Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018

Location: Wyoming Union Ballroom

Time: 5:00 pm

Join SLCE and the Good Mule Project as we unpack privilege and identify how it affects our day-to-day lives. Students will be led in multiple leadership and social justice-based activities that highlight the hidden effects and meanings of privilege.





Leadership Workshop: Vernon Wall

Date: Monday, April 2, 2018

Location: Wyoming Union Family Room

Time: 5:00 pm

Privilege. Identity. Social Justice. The journey begins with you. Come learn how identities influence your life, and how you can use this knowledge to become agents of change on campus.

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Comedian Kristina Wong 

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Location: Wyoming Union Ballroom

Time: 6:00 pm

Kristina Wong is a comedian from the United States born as a third generation Chinese American in San Francisco. Kristina's performance, The Wong Street Journal Show, highlights the ways race, gender, poverty, and equality play out in the United States through comedy.  


The People's Supper 

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Location: Wyoming Union Ballroom

Time: 6:00 pm

The People's Supper aims to repair poor interpersonal relationships across political, ideological, and identity differences, leading to more civil discourse, over supper. Join us for this free dinner as we set aside the extreme polarization prevalent in today's society and focus on listening to others and sharing our own perspectives.

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