Race and Equity

  • The Math Alliance Expands Diversity in STEM Through Mentorship

    Through the Math Alliance, UW departments and programs provide mentoring and networking to encourage diversity in STEM fields.

    10/20/2021
  • The Intersection of Science & Equity

    Biology PhD student Ashely Paynter has created a podcast/organization that reflects her interests in science and activism. 

    October 2021 Perspectives
  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month this September 15 through October 15 by exploring work by College of Arts & Sciences faculty, students and alumni.

    September 2021 Perspectives
  • How America tells me and other Asian American men we’re not attractive

    "I was born in a small port town in Japan and moved to Eugene, Oregon, when I was 5 years old, where I lived until I graduated college. I’m half-Asian — my mom is Japanese, and my dad is white — but that was enough to be mostly treated as Asian growing up in a town that’s around 83% white and only around 4.5% Asian," writes The Seattle Times' Jade Yamazaki Stewart. Connie So, teaching professor of American ethnic studies at the UW, is referenced.

    The Seattle Times
  • Just be quiet:' Film shares untold history of Indipino community in Bainbridge Island

    An executive producer of a Bainbridge-made documentary, Gina Corpuz, is also the daughter of an aboriginal woman who survived an Indian residential school in Canada. She made a documentary to reveal the untold stories of the Indipinos with help from the Bainbridge Island community. Rick Bonus, professor of American ethnic studies at the UW, is quoted.

    Kitsap Sun
  • UW student fights back against hate by creating video game

    Chanhee Choi, a doctoral student in digital arts and experimental media at the UW, started work on her video game "Pandemic" after being verbally attacked last year.

    King 5 News
  • Telling Stories Still Untold

    “I’ve spent my time preparing for a career in telling stories like mine that are still untold,” says Lindsey Muszkiewicz, Dean's Medalist in the Humanities

    07/07/2021
  • ‘An occasion for unapologetic Black joy, community connection, and reeducation’: UW’s LaTaSha Levy discusses Juneteenth

    This week, President Biden signed a law making Juneteenth a national holiday. But there are myths and omissions surrounding the telling of this day and that period in history, according to LaTaSha Levy, an assistant professor of American ethnic studies at the University of Washington, and it’s critical to understand the past and present need to fight for, and celebrate, Black freedom.

    UW News
  • What it means for Juneteenth to be an official holiday

    House Bill 1016 will make Juneteenth a legal Washington state holiday starting next year. This Saturday, June 19, will mark the first Juneteenth since Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill into law. Work by Quintard Taylor, professor emeritus of history at the UW, is quoted.

    Crosscut
  • What does it mean to be Asian in America? We're listening

    KUOW presents a special statewide broadcast on Asian and Pacific Islander identities and experiences in America today. Douglas Ishii, assistant professor of English at the UW, is interviewed.

    KUOW
  • These are the issues Washington’s Native youth leaders are advocating for

    Three youth leaders advocated for environmental protection, legislation to ban Native mascots and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis Friday afternoon, June 11, during the Seattle CityClub’s digital series “Civic Boot Camp.” The Zoom event was moderated by Owen Oliver, who graduated from the UW in 2021 with a degree in American Indian Studies and Political Science and is of Quinault and Isleta Pueblo heritage, and featured UW student and athletic advocate Rosalie Fish of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. [This story appeared in multiple outlets]

    The Bellingham Herald
  • These are the issues Washington’s Native youth leaders are advocating for

    Three youth leaders advocated for environmental protection, legislation to ban Native mascots and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis Friday afternoon, June 11, during the Seattle CityClub’s digital series “Civic Boot Camp.” The Zoom event was moderated by Owen Oliver, who graduated from the UW in 2021 with a degree in American Indian Studies and Political Science and is of Quinault and Isleta Pueblo heritage, and featured UW student and athletic advocate Rosalie Fish of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. [This story appeared in multiple outlets]

    The Bellingham Herald
  • Op-ed: Blackhawks name change is not a talk-radio sports question

    David McGrath of the College of the DuPage writes about criticism of his earlier op-ed suggesting that the name of the Chicago Blackhawks be changed: "This story ... about the corpses of more than 200 children found at a Canadian Indigenous boarding school may open the eyes of those same fans to the fact that the name change is not about them or their sports pleasures and preferences, but about Native American youth, victims of ethnic cleansing and atrocities on this continent for centuries — people who continue to suffer today because of dehumanizing stereotypes such as the Blackhawks logo." Stephanie Fryberg, professor of American Indian studies at the UW, is referenced.

    The Chicago Tribune
  • Opinion: ‘BIPOC’ erases by omission Latinos like me

    “BIPOC has become a trendy acronym among people interested in diversity issues, but this is not good. The ‘B’ stands for Black people, the ‘I’ is for Indigenous persons and the ‘POC’ stands for people of color. This effectively shunts Hispanics or Latinos aside,” writes Carlos Gil, professor emeritus of history at the UW.

    The Seattle Times
  • WWGR: African American writers having ‘a moment’ in wake of George Floyd murder

    Dr. Georgia McDade, the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington, discusses her history as a writer.

    Kiro 7