Call for Participants: 2020 Diversity Leadership Conference
Deadline: Undergraduate submissions due by December 6, 2019. Graduate student submissions due by December 27, 2019.
The Personal is Political: Showing Up for Ourselves and in Solidarity
“Certainly there are very real differences between us…But it is not those differences between us that are separating us. It is rather our refusal to recognize those differences…”- Audre Lorde
The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is currently accepting workshop/session ideas for our annual Diversity Leadership Conference (DLC) happening Friday, February 21st from 3-7 pm.
DLC is an annual event that is intended to showcase the multiple ways in which leadership lives in our communities. This year, DLC will focus on highlighting UW student voices as they co-facilitate workshops with a mentor. The theme of DLC 2020 is The Personal is Political: Showing Up for Ourselves and in Solidarity. The theme is meant to reflect and pay homage to the intersectional work of feminist womxn of color. Additionally, with the U.S. Presidential Elections happening in the year 2020, event organizers hope participants can engage in conversations of activism/advocacy for themselves and marginalized/targeted communities.
If you’re interested in meeting fellow UW student leaders from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, consider attending this event. It’s a great chance to network with those outside of your immediate program in an informal setting. This roundtable features conversations with UW student leaders about leadership development, culture and leadership, resilience, and other topics centered around cross-cultural leadership. There will be serving free pizza at the event, and all students are encouraged to attend.
Are you looking to attend the ALA Annual Conference? Are you new to the field of metadata? Do you identify with an under-represented group? If so, you should consider applying for the 2020 Lois Mai Chan Professional Development Grant! Nominations are open until December 1, 2019.
Deadline: Climate survey closes on November 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m., PST.
If you have yet to take the UW’s campus climate survey, you still have time! It is vitally important that you take the time to share your experiences in order to improve the University of Washington now and for many years to come. If you think that it is important that your voice is heard, make sure you fill out this survey because the UW is at risk of not having enough student participation and therefore not enough student perspective.
November 1 through November 11, 2019 Multiple Locations
Join the University of Washington as we host our annual Veterans Appreciation programs. Veterans Appreciation is a cross-campus collaboration of units that work with and serve veterans across all three campuses of the university.
For more information and a full calendar of events across all three UW campuses, please visit the Office of Student Veteran Life’s Veterans Appreciation page.
UW Medicine’s Health Equity department and the UW TGNB Health Program are hosting a community conversation on Tuesday October 22nd from 6pm to 8pm. This is an opportunity for the TGNB community and their caregivers to tell UW Medicine about their experiences with the UW health system as TGNB identified folks and/or their caregivers. What worked well, what can be improved upon, and what their ideal experience is when accessing healthcare are some of the discussion points. This is also an opportunity to share with UW Medicine, why one may avoid the UW system and or the reputation that it has, or lack thereof, with the TGNB community. The Health Equity department has created a Health Equity Blueprint to inform our pathway to health equity as a system, and as a part of that blueprint, the feedback given in these community conversations is reported back and incorporated into the decisions made by UW Medicine. Because of that, the UW TGNB Health Program would love to get the word out as much as possible, so that folks can attend and share their thoughts or stories (positive or negative), as this a unique opportunity to directly impact the TGNB Health Program and TGNB healthcare at UW Medicine.
Autumn Quarter – Southern Lushootseed Language Table
Every Thursday 4:30-6:00 PM Thomson Hall Room 335
The Southern Lushootseed Language Table is back for Autumn quarter 2019! The table is open to all, including members of the community, you don’t have to be affiliated with the UW to attend. Anyone can drop in for the language table any time. No previous experience necessary. You can come for just one meeting or every week through the end of the quarter. You’ll leave with basic pronunciation principles, useful everyday phrases, and some new friends.