Race & Equity Initiative


February 22, 2021

UW Launches Faculty Diversity Initiative

Diversity, in the words of University Diversity Officer Rickey Hall, is everybody’s everyday work. To further accelerate this ongoing work, Provost Mark Richards has launched a Faculty Diversity Initiative to examine the policies, practices, and climate that impact our ability to attract and retain faculty who advance our diversity goals. The initiative, consistent with Regent…

October 13, 2020


UW TODAY By Jim Davis Thursday, October 8, 2020 Miranda Belarde-Lewis probably was always destined to study art. On her father’s side, she is Zuni Pueblo, a tribe in the Southwest U.S. with a rich aesthetic tradition and love of adornment. “If there’s something that we could paint on, we’re gonna paint it,” said the University of…

August 19, 2020

UW Libraries Immigration Resources

Post from UW Libraries website: The UW Libraries recognizes that many students and researchers on our campus have been affected by ongoing and recent immigration and travel bans. We are a university and library system that is proud to wholeheartedly welcome and support undocumented students of all ethnicities and nationalities. Undocumented students are eligible for state tuition, state benefits, and…

July 28, 2020

Stronger Together: Alumni Association Stories and Resources

Stay Connected Now more than ever, we need each other. By staying connected, we can continue to learn and grow, to lend a hand or an idea, to be a part of strengthening our community. We invite you to connect with alumni and friends through the UW Alumni Association’s digital programs. Looking for ways to…

July 8, 2020

UW Black Opportunity Fund

We are writing to you because our country has a problem. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed with fierce clarity the systemic inequality that affects every aspect of life, from who is most likely to be an essential worker to who is most affected by unemployment to who is in the greatest danger of dying from…

June 10, 2020

Race & Equity Initiative Anti-Racism Resources

We present this list for all who would like to gain a deeper understanding of historical and present-day manifestations of racism in the United States. This list of guides and resources is just a small sample of the abundance of resources available online. In the coming days and weeks, we will continue to add resources….

June 9, 2020

“I am breathing, but I’m not OK” by Ed Taylor

Originally published by the Seattle Times on June 7, 2020 By Ed Taylor Are you OK? People have been asking me, and I’ve been asking others. I appreciate the question and those asking. Please keep asking. The truth of the matter is that things are not OK. As I write this, I’m staying home because…

June 3, 2020

Lifting the veil: understanding the clarity this moment offers

Published May 30 Ana Mari Cauce I’m terrified to go outside. I don’t know what people see when they look at me. Do they see a strong, resilient, educated woman? Do they see someone who is their ancestors’ wildest dreams? Do they see a woman who has friends and family they love? I’m terrified to…

May 29, 2020

Antiracism work is all of our work

Dear members of the UW community, George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Three more Black lives snuffed out and lost to our world either at the hands of police or, in the case of Arbery, white racists being protected by local law enforcement. While we shouldn’t need it, these deaths serve as yet another reminder…

May 21, 2020

New Welcome Video for UW Staff Orientation

We are excited to share that the Race and Equity Initiative, in partnership with the Professional & Organizational Development (POD) and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D), has produced a video for new staff orientations and welcome programs in order to introduce values of equity and diversity at the UW. Understanding, diversity, equity,…

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