For Students, By Students
Undergraduate and graduate students on all three campuses have a new opportunity to secure funding for Race and Equity
Initiative events they create that align with the initiative’s goals. Applications are reviewed by their peers — student leaders on the R&EI Steering Committee. The first student-supported and produced event was last October’s UW Racial Justice Organizing and Caucus (pictured). Learn more.
President Blog Posts
UW President Ana Mari Cauce often remarks on equity efforts and issues using her blog. Here are some of the blog posts that speak directly to the equity work that is taking place on campus.
•Responding to Those Hateful Flyers
•Transgender Rights are Human Rights
•A Safe and Welcoming Place for All
•Subscribe or revisit the full blog on the Office of the President website
Speech and Counter-Speech at the UW
What does the First Amendment mean in the context of a public university? Nadine Strossen (New York Law School), Michele Storms (ACLU-Washington) and Ron Collins (UW School of Law) examined this question and other issues at the Speech and Counter-Speech: Rights & Responsibilities event in January. Watch a video of their discussion.
Schools and Colleges Spotlight
Steps to Excellence: School of Dentistry Focuses on Diversity and Inclusion
Equity and excellence go hand-in-hand at the School of Dentistry. Learn more about its diversity committee and how the school is planning for a better tomorrow with leadership trainings, curriculum changes, recruitment and inclusion.
New Course Shines Light on Environmental (In)Justice
A new course in the College of the Environment offers students a chance to dive deep into issues of environmental injustice. "Decolonizing
the Environmental Discourse" encourages students to explore the perspectives of the people and communities most affected by environmental practices, policies and hazards. Learn more.
Trainings for Staff
More than 450 UW community members participated in last spring’s pilot series of racial equity trainings. Based
on demand, the series has been relaunched through spring 2017 for sessions across all three campuses with expert trainers Rosetta Lee, Scott Winn, Maketa Wilborn and Robin DiAngelo. Learn more.