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Essence of Success
Oct. 19-20, 2009

Essence of Success is a two-day, overnight conference for African-American high school seniors who are interested in attending the University of Washington, Seattle campus. Essence was created to encourage African-American students to pursue higher education as well as to give them a closer view of the UW through the eyes of academic excellence and diversity enhancement.
Contact: Jennifer Rance: jrance@uw.edu, (206) 616-7712

Esperanza En Educación (E.E.E.) Conference
Oct. 26-27, 2009
Esperanza En Educación (E.E.E.) is a two-day, overnight conference designed to serve Latino high school seniors interested in attending the University of Washington, Seattle campus. Attendees are provided with resources that will enable them to achieve their goal in pursuit of a higher education. The conference agenda includes interactive workshops such as essay writing, visiting academic departments, financial aid & scholarship, and student life. All of the workshops are designed by OMA staff in collaboration with UW professors, students and department representatives. The conference is sponsored by the Office of Minority Affairs and is free of charge.
Contact: Carlos González: ayudando@u.washington.edu
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Center for Multicultural Education
Education for diversity in a global society
A Puget Sound Regional Conference and Publication Launch

Oct. 30, 2009
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Husky Union Building (HUB)

Co-sponsored by the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
and the Diversity Research Institute

This regional conference is being held to launch The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education, to celebrate the culmination of this two-year project and to disseminate the results of this project. The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education is the first authoritative reference work to provide a comprehensive international description and analysis of multicultural education from many nations, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Norway, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico. The volume consists of 40 newly commissioned chapters written by a prestigious group of internationally known scholars.

In this conference, several authors of the Companion from different nations will provide an overview of the volume, the historical development of multicultural education within their nations, the major debates in the field, and make scholarly observations and predictions about the future of multicultural education within their nations. A major objective of this conference is to facilitate a comparative study of multicultural education across nations and to discuss the implications of education and diversity in other nations for enriching theory, research, and practice in the United States.

Conference Speakers: Suzanne Romaine, Oxford University, United Kingdom; James A. Banks, Director, Center for Multicultural Education; Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor of Diversity Studies, University of Washington; Maria Elena Garcia, Assistant professor, Comparative History of Ideas Program, University of Washington; Geneva Gay, Professor of Education, College of Education, University of Washington; Reva Joshee, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Theory and Policy Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto;
Kenneth Zeichner, Boeing Professor of Teacher Education, University of Washington

Readiness for Islander Success in Education (R.I.S.E.)
Nov. 4-5, 2009
R.I.S.E. is an outreach program to assist high school seniors of Pacific Islander heritage transition to college. Participants engage with UW students and staff to gain awareness of the UW's campus resources, admissions process, writing, scholarship, and cultural workshops. Current UW Pacific Islander students play a major role in facilitating educational and empowerment workshops for participants. Community leaders and faculty are also invited to participate as facilitators to share their unique cultural heritage and experiences.
Contact: Toka Valu: toka8@u.washington.edu, (206) 543-4528

Diversity Research Institute Brown Bag Series
Nov. 12 and Dec. 8, 2009
12-1:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

The Diversity Research Institute will sponsor a series of events throughout the year that provide the opportunity for faculty, staff and students to come together in an intimate setting to discuss a variety of diversity-related research projects. This year's series will include speakers from the history, anthropology and political science departments, as well as the School of Social Work. Past speakers and topics have included Dana Karam, Ph.D. student in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Washington and Kareem Crayton, an associate professor at USC and redistricting and voting rights specialist in the field of law and politics.
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Diversity Research Institute Panel on Immigration
Nov. 19, 2009

Time and location: TBD
Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform Possible?
The Diversity Research Institute will be sponsoring a panel discussion on immigration reform on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. The discussion titled "Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform Possible?"  will bring together panel participants from various Seattle-based immigrant advocacy groups to examine these issues and discuss their thoughts on the most important elements of immigration reform, and what they speculate are the prospects for immigration reform in the next few years.
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Native American Student Day (NASD)
Nov. 23-24, 2009
NASD is an annual event held every November for high school students, parents, educators, counselors and tribal representatives. The Thursday evening component is primarily for those participants traveling from outside the Everett, Seattle and Tacoma areas; approximately fifty mile radius. The morning session begins with a continental breakfast in the West Ballroom of the Student Union Building (HUB), followed by a Prayer, a Coastal Welcome Song, Keynote Speaker, campus tour, departmental fair and various presentations not limited to: Admissions, Financial Aid and the Office of Minority Affairs just to name a few. The afternoon session meets back in the HUB's West Ballroom with a student panel followed by an inspirational speaker, closing address and a prayer. Room accommodations and meals are paid for as long as the students and chaperones are registered to attend NASD. We are not responsible for and cannot pay for any travel incurred expenses.
Contact: Tommy Segundo: tsegundo@u.washington.edu, (206) 685-3022
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Common Book Dreams of My Father Discussion
Dec. 1, 2009 
Location: TBD
7-9 p.m.
Panel discussion with Chris Parker, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ralina Joseph, Assistant Professor of Communication and Luis Fraga, Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement, Office of fthe Provost and Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.
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