Article: What Does EDI [Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion] Work Look Like in LIS Education?

Article: What Does EDI [Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion] Work Look Like in LIS Education?

Our very own Helene Williams wrote this wonderful article about how she’s been integrating EDI work into the MLIS curriculum here at the UW iSchool. Featured in the 2019 ACRL President’s Program, Helene’s article explores both the strategies and the many positive outcomes of integrating EDI into the curriculum with courses from “Information Resources, Services, and Collections” to Directed Fieldwork (DFW). Thanks for your important contribution, Helene!

Event: 22nd Annual Black Graduation Ceremony & Kente Ceremony

Event: 22nd Annual Black Graduation Ceremony & Kente Ceremony

Deadline: Register by May 31

Thursday, June 13, 2019
7:30 to 10:00 PM
Meany Hall, UW Seattle Campus

The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Washington. The Ceremony is representative of African and African American culture and heritage, embraces the value of community and scholarship, and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation. This is a Celebration for Graduates to be recognized for their accomplishments and provided an opportunity to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goal. Students are honored together in one setting and their families also get the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and dedication.

Participation in the UW Black Graduation & Kente Ceremony is open to all UW undergraduate and graduate students who have earned their degree between Autumn ‘18, Winter ‘19, and Spring ‘19, or are scheduled to earn their degree Summer ‘19. Continue reading

Event: Filipino Graduation, June 8

Event: Filipino Graduation

Saturday, June 8, 2019
3-7 pm
Intellectual House

Filipino Graduation is held to celebrate students graduating within the Filipinx community here at UW. Whether you are a part of a Filipinx student organization or identify as Filipina, Filipinx, or Filipino, fill out this form, if you would like to participate in this wonderful ceremony centered around you and your graduating class’s achievement! It will be held at the Intellectual House on June 8th from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm. Continue reading

Event: First-Generation Graduate Student Celebration, June 13

First-Generation Graduate Student Celebration!

Thursday, June 13, 2019
4:30–6 pm (Doors open at 4 pm)
HUB Room 145
Free, but RSVP Required

All current first-generation graduate students* are cordially invited to this year-end celebration, whether you are graduating very soon or continuing in your grad program! Attend this event to build community with peers and to celebrate your milestones—no matter how big or small. Staff, faculty, and students’ family members are welcome! Free and delicious food and refreshments will be provided. Continue reading

Events: Memorial Day is… 2019, May 20 through 27

Events: Memorial Day is…

May 20 through 27, 2019
UW Campuses

Memorial Day is a sacred day in the military community. It is a day in which we celebrate our fallen service members, one where we honor their lives and sacrifices, and the day that we mourn their loss together with our surrounding community.

Memorial Day is… is a week of events aimed at raising awareness of the true meaning of Memorial Day and a way for the military community to welcome in our friends and family to mourn the loss of our military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. The 2019 Memorial Day is… program will focus on servicewomen who made the ultimate sacrifice. Continue reading