Calendar Accurately Reflects Wisconsin’s Communities.
In an effort to continue the popular multicultural tourism calendar, first launched in 2005, yet maintain factual integrity, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism has released a segregated version. This calendar will depict realistic scenes of Real Wisconsin diverse citizens in their natural habitats as opposed to staged or doctored photos to falsely represent integration. The twelve photos used for each month are as follows:
January—African-Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Hoopfest basketball tournament in Milwaukee
February—White ice-fishermen sit next to their ice-shack with beers in hand. Pickup truck and “Warning: Thin Ice” sign in background.
March—A group of Jewish UW-Milwaukee students attend classes on good Friday wearing their Kippahs
April— Chippewa spearfishers in boats with lights shining in the water and spears in hand. White protesters line the shore
May—Mexican-Americans celebrate the Cinco de Mayo celebration at the UMOS Center on South Chase Avenue. Colorful dresses, piñatas, and low riders in the parking lot.
June—Barbeque at the Juneteenth Day street festival. African-Americans fill the streets as police officers line the sidewalks.
July—Italian-American family lighting off fireworks and playing Bocce Ball in the backyard
August—White suburban family in their yard. Dad is watering the lawn. Mom is weeding the garden. Junior is kicking a soccer ball.
September—A Jordanian Muslim family sitting around their kitchen table and drinking only water to celebrate the month of Ramadan
October—A group of overweight white men at an Oktoberfest celebration wearing lederhosen, eating brats, and drinking beer. A polka band plays in the background.
November—Three Hmong hunters standing next to a “No Trespassing” sign with five deer
December—African-American churchgoers outside of their church on Christmas Day. Nativity scene with a blond-haired Jesus in background