When telling the story of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Washington and origins of the Office of Minority Affairs Diversity – the story would be incomplete without including the lifelong activism of Emile Pitre. Emile is a pillar of the OMA&D community, and still to this day, more than 50 years later, advocates for expanded diversity, equity, and inclusion practices on the UW campuses.
A KIRO 7 interview with Emile, as part of their Western Washington Gets Real series, features his early activism and his many contributions to changing the culture at UW over the years. KIRO reporter Gary Horcher closes out the story calling Emile “a courageous agent for change.” and suggests that “every student [should] know [Emile’s] story.”
Watch the video profile and read the story on the KIRO 7 website.