Diversity at the UW

Advancing the values of diversity, equity and inclusion is core to our mission at the University of Washington. Equity Focus amplifies a sampling of the stories, news and events that highlight this great work happening across our tri-campus community.

Feature Stories

Dr. Megan Ming named one of 12 grant-supported ‘Freedom Scholars’

Dr. Megan Ming named one of 12 grant-supported ‘Freedom Scholars’

Megan Ming Francis, University of Washington associate professor of political science, has been named one of 12 grant-supported “Freedom Scholars” in a new $3 million initiative by the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Group Health Foundation, working together.

UW News

Dancing in the Sky

Dancing in the Sky

New book released by UW Professor Celia Aragon, “Flying Free”, highlights the joys and challenges of her journey as a competitive pilot.

UW News

The historian of Seattle hip-hop

The historian of Seattle hip-hop

Upcoming book by Daudi Abe explores Seattle’s hip hop timeline and the people, places and performances that transformed the city.

UW Magazine

Generous gift bolsters effort to diversify the education workforce

Generous gift bolsters effort to diversify the education workforce

The University of Washington announced a $6 million anonymous gift earmarked to bolster diversity in the education workforce, a key driver in ultimate K-12 student success, especially for students of color.

UW News

SUPPORT TO STUDY RACE & PRIVILEGE

SUPPORT TO STUDY RACE & PRIVILEGE

Students finding new approaches to communicating across difference with intergenerational community of learners. Faculty collaboration with local organization dedicated Black art, history and culture.

UW News

Radical listening

Radical listening

The Center for Communication, Difference and Equity develops new ways to learn from often-unheard voices around issues of race and injustice: Radical Listening.

UW Magazine

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Evans School Researchers to Document Approaches to Equity in COVID-19 Economic Recovery Programs

Evans School Researchers to Document Approaches to Equity in COVID-19 Economic Recovery Programs

UW professor and alumni work with a set of local governments around the country to understand considerations of equity into the design and implementation of their COVID-19 small businesses programs.

Evans School UW

Teamwork leads to changes in Urban Design and Planning

Teamwork leads to changes in Urban Design and Planning

From classrooms to clubs to diversity committees, UW students are creating a more inclusive graduate school experience

UW news

Black History Month: Journey through food

Black History Month: Journey through food

Campus Executive Chef Tracey MacRae and UW Dining staff are offering a month’s worth of African-originated cuisine.

HFS

Be the match, save a life for Black History Month

Be the match, save a life for Black History Month

Be The Match is highlighting and raising awareness for Sickle Cell Disease that has debilitated the Black and African American community for generations.

Whole U

Charlotte Coté to present Kelly Faculty Lecture

Charlotte Coté to present Kelly Faculty Lecture

This year’s lecture will be held in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, March 12.

OMA&D

Dr. Coté’s lecture will be followed by a panel discussion reflecting on the five-year anniversary of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House

BSU president creates spaces and scholarships for Black students

Safiya Bansfield seeks to cultivate a community of Black students on campus through her leadership role.

UW Daily

The power of belonging

The power of belonging

As a first-generation student, a Native American experiencing homelessness and a single mother, Maizy Brown, ‘11, found a home at UW Bothell.

UW Bothell

Distinguished veteran turned to the law at UW

Distinguished veteran turned to the law at UW

An owner of three Bronze stars, the Hon. Ronald E. Cox is UWAA’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award recipient.

UW Magazine

A foundation for ‘safe motherhood’ created with and for the Somali community

A foundation for ‘safe motherhood’ created with and for the Somali community

Mama Amaan is a partnership between the Somali Health Board of Tukwila and the UW, supported by a grant from the UW Population Health Initiative.

UW News

Free to be (LGBTI)

Free to be (LGBTI)

President Ana Mari Cauce participated in a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos focused on creating safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ youth.

President’s Blog

Seeing himself in the science

Seeing himself in the science

UW Tacoma assistant professor and ecologist Christopher Schell believes that tapping into who he is as a person makes his research better.

UW Magazine

The fierce urgency of now

The Fierce Urgency of Now

University Diversity Officer Rickey Hall and Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor invite the UW community to serve, learn and march during MLK Week 2020.

MLK Week

Pitre to receive 2020 Odegaard Award

Pitre to receive 2020 Odegaard Award

One of the UW’s Black Student Union founders and longtime OMA&D staff member Emile Pitre will be honored for his dedication to educational opportunity at Celebration on May 13.

OMA&D

Supporting diversity, inclusion in neuroscience

Supporting diversity, inclusion in neuroscience

A Q&A with psychology professor Sheri Mizumori about the BRAINS Program that supports underrepresented scholars in neuroscience.

UW News

Making the invisible visible

Making the invisible visible

UW Tacoma professor Amanda Sesko examines the psychological principle of invisibility and how it affects marginalized groups.

UW Tacoma

The legacy of Larry Gossett - “endurance and consistency”

The legacy of Larry Gossett – “endurance and consistency”

UW alumnus and a founding member of the UW Black Student Union, Gossett is recognized for his legacy of social justice work and service on the King County Council.

Northwest Asian Weekly

Raquel M

Inslee appoints Montoya-Lewis as first Native American to sit on Washington Supreme Court

Raquel Montoya-Lewis holds a law degree and a master’s degree in social work from the UW.

Seattle Times

I climb up the ladder

I climb up the ladder

Senior Auston Jimmicum, law, societies and justice major and American Indian studies minor, brings his voice to the table.

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Leilani Lewis, associate director for Diversity Communications & Outreach, lanil@uw.edu

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