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January 22, 2020

Soundbites & b-roll: UW President Ana Mari Cauce addresses World Economic Forum in Davos: ‘Free to Be (LGBTI)’

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University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce on Wednesday participated in a “must-watch” panel, “Free to Be (LGBTI)“, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The panel’s focus on creating safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ youth drew on the panelists’ diverse experiences in a discussion of how schools and families can work to combat issues of mental illness and suicide among LGBTQ+ youth.

President Cauce was invited to take part in order to share her perspective as a trained clinical psychologist whose research is focused on risk and resilience among adolescents with a special emphasis on at-risk youth.

She was joined by Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu; Prime Minister and Minister for Communications, Media and Digitization of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel; founder of GenderProud Geena Rocero and President of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Shamina Singh.

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Kiyomi Taguchi: ktaguchi@uw.edu / 206-685-2716
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