82 posts in Equity & Diversity

Diversity Leadership Conference, Brittany Packnett

Dear Student Leader,
The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (Kelly ECC) has taken an active role in creating meaningful programs and inviting prominent speakers to further our core values surrounding Leadership, Education, Advising, Diversity and creating Inclusive Space on campus. In order to host and provide these great programs, we recognize that our success is contingent on the support from our campus partnerships, community collaborations, and student community engagement. 

Spring course: AIS 475B Decolonizing the Environmental Discourse

I hope this emails finds you in good spirits. I wanted to send information about my upcoming course in the Department of American Indian Studies—Decolonizing the Environmental Discourse.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course examines the concept of environmental justice through a decolonization lens—giving a voice to those who have been silenced in the official environmental discourse. Through guest presentations, group work, facilitated discussions, readings, and inclusive teaching strategies students will examine & explore current and past environmental (in)justice cases. 

UW Event: Women of Color Reception

Please  join us in honoring women of color at the University of Washington! We recognize them for their dedication, knowledge, and guidance in all facets of the university. Chera Amlag, the co-founder and head baker of the Hood Famous Bakeshop, a local Seattle Bakery, will keynote for this event!
When: March 7th, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Where:  wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (The Intellectual House)
This year we are asking participants to give back to the community. 

Q Center Town Hall Series

Join the Q Center staff for an open discussion of policies, resources, and current initiatives. The town hall is a 3-part series with a new topic each meeting.  Each meeting runs from 4:00 – 5:30PM, and late arrivals/early departures are acceptable.  The sessions are open to all members of the campus community.
March 1: Health & Wellness on Campus and in the Community (Location: Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Unity Room)
March 8: Impact of Homelessness on LGBTQ+ Communities (Location: Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Unity Room)

 
Stay connected via the Facebook event page or contact the Q Center at 206-897-1430 or qcenter@uw.edu.  

Volunteer for MESA Day 2017!

Hello,
It is that time of the year again: MESA Day 2017!
And we need YOU!  Volunteers to help us prepare for, set up, and run our STEM Celebration and Competition.
You have either volunteered in the past or signed up to volunteer, we would like to see you at MESA Day again this year.
Also, please share this volunteer opportunity with your extended network. 

Paid Internship: Environmental Equity Intern

Please share with your networks that intersect environmental and race and social justice.
This student intern will be working directly with me in implementing and embedding an environmental equity and social justice lens within the environmental program and policies at Seattle City Light.
This is a paid internship and hours will be flexible with school schedules.
Thank you!
Seattle City Light Environmental Equity Student Internship Link 

UW SACNAS Meeting – Tuesday Jan. 17 5-6 pm in HUB 250

It’s a New Year and what a great time to get involved in outreach centered on building diversity in science. The UW Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is hosting its January meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17th from 5 – 6pm in HUB room #250. Come meet other students, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to increasing the representation of underrepresented groups in STEM fields! 

Study Abroad with American Indian Studies: Tribal Canoe Journey Field Study

Standing Together: Tribal Canoe Journey Field Study, British Columbia
Summer 2017 B-term
Dates of Instruction: 7/20/17 – 8/19/17
Application Deadline: 2/15/17
Standing Together: Tribal Canoe Journey Field Study at Cape Mudge and Campbell River, British Columbia is a response to the official invitation from the We Wai Kai and We Wai Kum Nations of British Columbia, presented at the Paddle to Nisqually this year at the culmination of the annual Tribal Canoe Journey on August 6, 2016, we quote the invitation here, so that the intention of our host will be clear:
The coastal waters of British Columbia have sustained our peoples since time immemorial, providing access to precious resources and connecting our communities to one another. 

Join the Dream Project (EDUC 260 & EDUC 369)

The Dream Project provides an opportunity for UW students to support low-income and first-generation high school students in South King County on applying to college and other post-secondary planning.

Mentor high school seniors on applying to colleges, filing the FAFSA/WASFA to access financial aid, applying to scholarships, and more.
Register for EDUC 260 and EDUC 369 on your UW registration. These classes cover important content related to social justice, college access, and mentorship, and will help prepare you to work with students effectively. 

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