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Faculty contributions to DEI: Discussions with legal scholar Dr. Brian Soucek

Hosted by the Faculty Council on Race, Equity, & Justice on Friday, March 3, 2023 @ Foege Auditorium, 11:00 A.M. – 12:20 p.m.

Diversity statements, which are increasingly used in faculty hiring and promotion, often generate confusion and consternation. Our guest, a leading voice in the use of diversity statements in academia, will explore the issues. The event will be in person on the Seattle campus, and on Zoom.

Questions posted before and during the event can be found on


Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander Racism: Past, Present, and A Brighter Future

Hosted by the Faculty Council on Multicultural Affairs on May 4, 2021, 12:00 – 1:30 PM (PST)

Recommended Readings:

  • Erika Lee – Making Asian America, At America’s Gates
  • Film: Asian Americans (PBS Series) The Chinese Exclusion Act (PBS)
  • David Eng – Racial Castration, Managing Masculinity in Asian America
  • Celine Parreñas Shimizu – Straitjacket Sexualities, Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies
  • George Lipsitz- The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, How White People Profit from Identity Politics

Defund, Disarm, or Reform? UW Police: What’s Been Done, and What’s Next

Hosted by the Faculty Council on Multicultural Affairs and Faculty Council on Student Affairs on March 1, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (PST)

UW community members have called for defunding and disarming the UWPD. Others favor reform and oversight. What’s changed? What hasn’t? What remains to be done?

Disarming & Defunding UW Police: What Does That Look Like? A Conversation for the University of Washington Community

Hosted by the Faculty Council on Multicultural Affairs on August 7, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (PST)

Over 500 faculty, staff, and students attended the FCMA webinar discussing the university’s relationship with Seattle Police and UWPD. The discussion was held in response to the Faculty Senate Class C Resolution regarding UW’s divestment from local law enforcement. To access additional files related to this event, please view this Google Drive folder.