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Equity & Difference: Rights

As a nation, we have witnessed monumental moments of triumph and tragedy in the pursuit of civil rights. As individuals and as a society, we must continue to confront the realities of oppression past and present. In response to public comment from the Equity & Difference: Keeping the Conversation Going series and last year’s Equity & Difference: Privilege series, and with the support of UW faculty and staff, the UW Graduate School and the Alumni Association are now embarking upon a continuing conversation focused on the issues and intersection of privilege and politics, education, art, history and the environment.

All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. Registration for UWAA and UWRA members opens on Dec. 11. Registration opens for the general public on Dec. 13.


Wed. Jan. 17, 2018

Building Walls and Securing Borders

Megan Ming Francis HeadshotMegan Ming Francis, Associate Professor of Political Science, UW

With the election of Donald Trump, there is increased attention on border security and questions about citizenship. Francis discusses the Muslim ban and how the public made their response heard with protests in our country’s streets and airports.

Admission is free. Advance registration is required.

This lecture has reached capacity. As a courtesy, the Graduate School will offer standby seating on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 pm in Kane Hall. Any reserved seats not taken by 7:15 pm will be offered to our guests in the standby line.

About Megan Ming Francis


Thurs. March 8, 2018

Temple Grandin

Different Kinds of Minds

Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

Grandin did not talk until she was three-and-a-half years old. Now a prominent author, speaker and advocate for autism and animal behavior, she has been featured in radio, print and film. Today half the cattle in the United States are handled in facilities she designed. Grandin shares her amazing story.

Admission: $5

This lecture has reached capacity. As a courtesy, the Graduate School will offer standby seating on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 pm in Kane Hall. Any reserved seats not taken by 7:15 pm will be offered to our guests in the standby line.

About Temple Grandin


View past lectures in the Equity & Difference series. The Equity & Difference series is presented by The Graduate School and the UW Alumni Association.

UWAA and UWRA members receive advance registration for the series! Not a member? Join today!

For more information, contact the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or uwalumni@uw.edu.