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September 2020Perspectives Newsletter

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.


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Election 2020: A Turning Point?

Oct 1 -29, 6 pm

In this lecture series, Department of Political Science faculty will cover the campaign, the issues at stake, and the implications for how the government will function in the upcoming years. Register for one lecture or all three. All lectures at 6 pm. Free. Learn more about the Election 2020 lecture series and other Arts & Sciences election-related events.


Velvet Sweatshops and Algorithmic Cruelty: Labor in the Global Tech Economy

October 6, 5 pm

Local researchers and tech workers reflect on the past, present, and future of labor in the global tech economy in this webinar discussion, led by Margaret O’Mara, the Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History and author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, and Mary Gray, senior principal research at Microsoft. Free. Learn more about the Labor in the Tech Economy webinar.


Lessons (Not) Learned from the Holocaust

Tuesdays, 4 pm, October 6 - December 8

This Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Fall 2020 Lecture Series features 35-minute online lectures followed by Q&A sessions, as UW faculty from a wide range of disciplines discuss the history and context surrounding the Holocaust and the factors that made — and continue to make — atrocities of this magnitude possible. Free. Learn more about the Holocaust lecture series.


From Ally to Antiracist: Using Psychological Science and Mindfulness to Cultivate Growth and Action

October 14, 6:30 pm

Jonathan W. Kanter, research associate professor of psychology and director of the UW Center for the Science of Social Connection, will discuss the important role mindfulness and acceptance practices can play in protest and antiracism efforts, particularly as tools to overcome the barriers of fatigue, uncertainty, anxiety, and defensiveness. Free. Learn more about the From Ally to Antiracist presentation.


Husky Coronavirus Testing 


Planning to be on campus during fall quarter? Living in a residence hall or a nearby neighborhood? We strongly encourage you to enroll in the Husky Coronavirus Testing program. Testing will be provided at no cost at designated testing sites on the Seattle campus. Learn more about the Husky Coronavirus Testing program.


Looking for more events? Visit the UW Alumni Association website.