Events: Recommended Reads for Equity Celebration, Nov 13th 1-2:30pm

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We are excited to invite you to take part in the Recommended Reads for Equity Celebration. Help us celebrate the newly created Equity Reads Collection and over 120 book recommendations submitted by UW students, faculty, and staff. Explore the collection, listen to book talks, and enjoy food and conversation!

When: Tuesday November 13th from 1:00- 2:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons Green A

Have a book recommendation? We’re still accepting submissions!

StudentOrgs: iEquity seeks co-chairs and representatives for 2018-19


iEquity is currently looking for interested online and residential students in the iSchool to be our new co-chairs! Additionally, we are looking for representatives from each of the iSchool’s programs: Informatics, MSIM, MLIS, and PhD.

It is the mission of iEquity to provide a safe space for students from ALL identities to engage in dialogue, events, and action around intersectional issues of oppression, as they relate to the UW iSchool. If you would like to learn more about the positions or have any questions, please email Sam Buechler, Logistics Officer, at!

Funding: Call for Applications, WISIR


Call for Applications: WISIR (Washington Institute for Study of Inequality & Race) Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Grants

WISIR is accepting proposals for innovative student projects that are focused on the study of race, ethnicity, immigration, or inequality and politics. WISIR will offer research grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 to help undergraduate and graduate students conduct research projects. Students can utilize the funds to subsidize research costs such as visiting historical archives, fielding surveys, or completing interviews etc.

Undergraduates are encouraged to present their findings at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Graduate students should incorporate their funded work into conference papers, journal articles, and dissertations.

Eligibility:  Currently enrolled UW graduate students or undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

To apply:  Submit the following information to the online application:

  1. Project description (maximum of 3 pages single spaced)
  2. Budget and discussion of when the research will be conducted
  3. Updated copy of Resume/CV
  4. One letter of recommendation emailed directly to

Please fill out the application and upload information here:

Questions: Contact Prof. Sophia Jordán Wallace, Associate Professor of Political Science, at
Deadline:  November 15, 2017 by 5:00PM PDT
Notification of Decision: November 30, 2017
More information about WISIR:

*Funding for this grant is supported by the UW Race and Equity Initiative. For more information, see

Events: Race/Equity – Speech and Counter-Speech, Jan. 10, 4-6pm


Speech and Counter-Speech on Campus: Rights & Responsibilities

What does the First Amendment mean in the context of a public university?

How can we promote equality and diversity consistent with protecting free speech?

You are invited to attend an important discussion of these topics and learn more about free speech from three renowned educators and lawyers.

January 10, 2017 | wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

Reception (light refreshments): 4–4:30 p.m. | Program: 4:30–6 p.m.
Register Online
Learn more about the Race & Equity Initiative.