Race & Equity Initiative


August 24, 2016

School of Public Health: UW Students Have Hard Conversations About Race & Disparity in London

“For two days in late August, more than a million people inundate West London to celebrate one of the world’s largest street festivals—the Notting Hill Carnival. Elaborate floats and colorful-costumed performers wind their way through streets to the sound of steel bands and calypso music. It’s a tribute to the traditional Afro-Caribbean carnivals of the…

August 3, 2016

Q&A with the New Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity Rickey Hall

Source: UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Website After being appointed to the position by President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty in May, Rickey Hall begins his tenure as the eighth vice president for the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) today. Hall most recently served as the inaugural vice…

August 1, 2016

Huffington Post: Does ‘Black Lives Matter’ still matter?

The Huffington Post Christopher Sebastian Parker, University of Washington Before the shooting in Dallas that took the lives of five police officers and the one in Baton Rouge that resulted in the deaths of three more, Black Lives Matter had begun to gain traction. Among other things, the movement contributed to the introduction of body…

July 19, 2016

Seattle Times: UW freshman class: more in-state students, more diversity

Kathrine Long The University of Washington will welcome its largest number of in-state freshmen to campus this fall, a group that is also more diverse than any previous class. The largest class of in-state freshmen will start at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus this fall — a group that will include fewer white students,…

July 11, 2016

A Message From Ana Mari Cauce: Standing Together for Justice

Dear faculty, staff and students: We both love the University during its high-energy moments — crowded hallways and walkways, the chatter on Red Square so loud we have to close our windows to concentrate. Yet, as June rolls around, we look forward to the bittersweet joy of graduations, the warmer weather and quieter times that…

July 10, 2016

Study: Perceived threats from police officers, black men predict support for policing reforms

Deborah Bach News and Information At a time of intense national attention on law enforcement and race, a new University of Washington study suggests that racially based fear plays a role in public support for policing reforms. The research, conducted by UW postdoctoral researcher Allison Skinner and published onlineJuly 12 in the open-access journal Frontiers…

June 21, 2016

USA Today Column “The cost of criminalizing poverty” by UW Prof. Alexes Harris

Americans often pay for their crimes twice — first with a prison sentence, then with a lifetime of debt many will never be able to escape. Last year’s scathing Department of Justice report on Ferguson, drew national attention to shameful practices to extract revenue from our poorest citizens through inordinate fines for minor offenses such as traffic violations. But much…

June 8, 2016

Community Graduation Schedule!

Sourced from OMA&D Website: OMA&D and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center will join campus partners to celebrate the Class of 2015 by hosting its annual community graduation ceremonies, June 4-12. These events recognize the success of students and their families as they begin a new chapter in their lives. Other event partners include…

June 1, 2016

Engineering Students Success Through STARS

The Washington State Academic RedShirt (STARS) program is making waves college-wide by setting students up for boundless opportunities in engineering. And it’s only in its third year. What’s next? Read more…

May 26, 2016

Race & Equity Initiative Spring Workshops Interview with Jeanette James

Over 400 UW staff and faculty are taking part in anti-bias workshops this spring. Since the pilot program launched in April 2016, most of the sessions have maxed out enrollment! Workshops are being added and there are plans to expand the program next year. Learn more in this article featuring Jeanette James, R&EI project manager….

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