Diversity Course Series
Engaging with Microaggressions & Macroassaults: Equity in Praxis
This interdisciplinary course seeks to equip participants to critically engage with microaggressions and macroassaults – both the everyday insults and hostilities as well as the structural, large-scale policies and practices that perpetuate the oppression of marginalized populations. Inspired by Paulo Freire’s notion of praxis (the intersection of reflection and action), the course will work to empower participants to address, interrupt, and confront these forces in their personal and professional lives.
As a unit of the University of Washington’s Graduate School for over 45 years, the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) is committed to serving the needs of underrepresented graduate students of color to enhance equity and graduate student success. GO-MAP aims to cultivate a culturally and ethnically diverse academic, educational and social environment in which all students can learn and thrive while attending the University of Washington. In working closely with graduate students, faculty, and staff, GO-MAP strives to strengthen and maintain campus diversity while enhancing academic opportunities for graduate students of color and encouraging scholarship and research that explores cultural diversity.
Equity & Difference: Rights
The Public Lecture Series, presented by the Graduate School and the UW Alumni Association, consists of meaningful talks that expose and explain transgressions and struggles—both systemic and personal—experienced by too many in our communities today. Speakers include thought leaders from our campuses and around the world who are working to open our eyes to the consequences of prejudice and seeking solutions for change.
Scholars’ Studio: Translate, Transgress and Transform
Scholars’ Studio is a fun, informal, quarterly event that features 10 rapid-fire, lightning-style presentations (5 minutes each) given by graduate students and postdocs doing research on topics related to an interdisciplinary theme. Previous themes were Translate, Transgress, and Transform to coincide with the momentum of social justice and equity initiatives at UW Seattle.