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October 7, 2022

Iran’s violent oppression of women and protesters underscores that women’s rights are human rights

Ana Mari Cauce

As the world witnesses the escalating oppression, abuse and even murder of peaceful protesters in Iran by the Iranian government, we are all reminded that women’s rights are human rights.

September 15, 2022

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of what unites us all

Ana Mari Cauce

National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the very best of what our nation aspires to be: a place that welcomes immigrants and their descendants, and celebrates multiculturalism, weaving diverse cultures and traditions into our national fabric for the betterment of all.  

June 24, 2022

Ruling overturning Roe v. Wade will have significant impacts, but won’t change rights in Washington or at the UW

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, ushering in dramatic changes to reproductive freedom. It is profoundly distressing and concerning for many members of our community, including myself, and raises equally troubling concerns about what this may mean for other human rights that we believed were established and inviolable.

June 23, 2022

This Pride Month, let’s celebrate and continue the fight for equality

Ana Mari Cauce

Pride Month is a chance to honor the work and achievements of LGBTQIA+ people who have led the fight for dignity, safety and equality and to celebrate our right to be our authentic selves.

June 16, 2022

Juneteenth is a day to celebrate Black liberation and continue the fight for equality

Ana Mari Cauce

I encourage everyone to take the occasion of Juneteenth to celebrate Black liberation and reflect on what changes must take place for our nation and world to become equitable and inclusive. Through our shared commitment and effort, the journey toward Black liberation will continue.

June 6, 2022

Celebrating an extraordinary year of returning traditions and new norms

Ana Mari Cauce

This week marks the end of our academic year and a joyful return to many of the spring traditions that were on hiatus during the worst years of the pandemic.

May 24, 2022

Celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month and the promise of an inclusive nation

Ana Mari Cauce

May is recognized as National Asian American, Native Hawai’ian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and it’s our opportunity to recognize the diverse Asian American (AA) and Native Hawai’ian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) people, cultures and communities whose stories and contributions have always been – and continue to be – a vital part of our nation’s life.

May 16, 2022

We can all play a part in working to end racist violence

Ana Mari Cauce

As we grieve for the victims in Buffalo, we must examine our own responsibilities and capacity for reversing what has become a public health crisis.

May 4, 2022

Ending violence against Indigenous people starts with ending silence around it

Ana Mari Cauce

As a society and a community, we share a responsibility to raise awareness and end the crisis of violence affecting Indigenous women, girls, LGBTQIA+, and two-spirit people. This epidemic demands attention, resources and action.

April 6, 2022

On Husky Giving Day, we all have a chance to make a difference

Ana Mari Cauce

Each year, thousands of us take Husky Giving Day as an opportunity to make a difference for the UW people and programs most personally meaningful to us – that inspire us to use our capacity for creating positive change.

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