The Wisconsin Muslim Project combines multimedia, learning resources, and community engagement to foster critical thinking, empathy, and connections among Wisconsin’s Muslim and non-Muslim communities.
Our newest resource titled, Mahmoud Othman Atta: A Mosque for Milwaukee, marks the first Palestinian American portrayal in PBS Wisconsin Education. Our inclusive production model involved Muslim illustrator Hannah Othmal and six Muslim advisors or contributors.
Four diverse Wisconsin Life stories include women gallerists supporting Muslim artists, impactful programming at the Milwaukee Islamic Da’wah Center, a Somali liaison in Barron Area School District, and a law professor inspiring a love for learning in youth.
Photo Gallery & Community Events
Award-winning, Milwaukee-based photographer Lila Aryan created an online portrait series featuring 16 Wisconsin Muslim families enjoying life and doing the things they love. Photos from the online gallery were showcased at community events in Madison, Eau Claire, and Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival.
The names of these projects — Wisconsin Biographies and Wisconsin Life — are significant. They show that Muslims are part of Wisconsin Life.
Charles CohenUNITED AGAINST HATE
WISCONSIN HOMETOWN STORIES
Telling Wisconsin’s history one town at a time
Part of a decades-long, innovative collaboration between PBS Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Wisconsin Hometown Stories is now one of our most-watched local productions. In spring 2023, we previewed Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Appleton with 600 community members before the statewide premiere broadcast. Learn more about supporting designated gifts for Wisconsin programming
We were really excited because this is where the learning happens for our kids. This is the most real-world, applicable thing we could ever ask of them.
Rebecca WhittleELA/History Teacher
LGBTQ+ history is Wisconsin history
A groundbreaking collaboration between PBS Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Historical Society.
PBS Wisconsin’s documentary, Wisconsin Pride, brings hidden LGBTQ+ stories forward and reconsiders our state’s history in that light.
A team of LGBTQ+ historians and journalists advised the project from its inception, bringing a breadth and depth of experience in preserving and interpreting the LGBTQ+ past for present day and future audiences.
PBS Wisconsin and local community partners brought together more than 1,350 community members, with free events across the state and more to come.
Historian Dick Wagner Inspires
Wisconsin Pride features the late Dick Wagner’s work as a historian and author. His two-volume history from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press provided invaluable guidance and inspiration for the program.
As a member of the gay community, I have always heard of gay and lesbian leaders elsewhere in the United States. It never occurred to me that there were so many amazing people in our history!