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Opportunities to Explore

While campus performances, lectures, and other public events remain canceled due to COVID-19, there are still opportunities to learn and explore through online offerings. Here’s a small sampling of what’s available in the coming month.


Megan Ming Francis giving a TEDxRainier talk
TED Talk: Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Justice

This powerful and highly personal TEDxRainier talk about race and racial justice is as timely today as it was when by Megan Ming Francis, associate professor of political science, presented it in 2016. See why it has garnered more than one million views on YouTube.

Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair

August – September

While there is no Seattle Art Fair this year, a number of galleries from Seattle and beyond have banded together to create the Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair, with works presented both in person and online. At least 19 galleries are showing work by UW alums, staff, and faculty in August, with some continuing into September.


Re/frame: Tell Me a Tale/Show Me a Story

September 17, noon – 1 pm

Join Ann Poulson, the Henry Art Gallery’s Associate Curator of Collections, for an interactive online session to take a closer look at objects in the Henry’s collection. The event will be held via Zoom. Free, but space is limited. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link.


UW Alumni Book Club: The Color of Law

Through October

Join the UW Alumni Book Club, a virtual book club created by the UW Alumni Association and UW Libraries, to join the conversation about The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. This book is presented in partnership with UW Impact as part of its Common Ground reading list. Participation in the book club is free for UW alumni and friends, and discussion of this book will continue through October. Learn more about the UW Alumni Book Club.