Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Reimagining Social Care and Racial Justice

Among the lessons of 2020, foremost among them is an ever-present reminder of how we are all connected to one another and how the well-being of one person does impact the well-being of so many others. With that in mind, how can we infuse the idea, ethic and concept of care into our politics, policies, organizations, education and day-to-day lives? In this talk and follow-up conversation, you’ll understand how 2020 has shown us the lack of care in our society and how the year has also been inspirational. Through powerful, visible movements of mutual aid, Professor Lawson shows ways that people are redefining how we care for each other and why we would all want to answer the question, “who cares?” with “I do.”

Presented to students on November 19, 2020.

Photo of Victoria LawsonFeaturing Victoria Lawson

Victoria Lawson is a professor in the Department of Geography, director of the Honors Program, co-director of the Relational Poverty Network and adjunct professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. She is also a faculty affiliate of the West Coast Poverty Center. Lawson is past president of the Association of American Geographers and former chair of the Department of Geography at UW.