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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.

Thurs. March 8, 2018

6:30–8 p.m., Kane Hall

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

Mon. April 9, 2018

6:30–8 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church, 820 18th Ave., Seattle

The New Civil Rights Movement

Megan Ming Francis Headshot

Megan Ming Francis, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Washington

We examine the Black Lives Matter, immigrant rights and LGBTQ movements to reimagine what a successful rights movement might look like.

Admission is free. Advance registration is required. Registration opens Feb. 28 for UWAA and UWRA members, and March 1 for the general public.

About Megan Ming Francis

Thurs. April 12, 2018

7:30–9:30 p.m., The Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave, Seattle

Headshot: Laverne CoxAin’t I a Woman?

Laverne Cox, Actress, Producer, Activist

Best known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Sophia Burset on “Orange is the New Black,” Laverne Cox continues to break boundaries. She shares her empowering message of living authentically by moving beyond gender expectations.

Admission: $10.

About Laverne Cox

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