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Diversity Course Series

Engaging Oppression, Transgressions, and Microaggressions

This new graduate course series runs in concert with the Graduate School’s Public Lecture Series. With support from the University’s Race and Equity Initiative, this non-sequential one-credit seminar is offered quarterly, and graduate students, staff and faculty may choose to register and participate for just one quarter or all offered. A dynamic resource repository of readings, tools and resources from each course are available.



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.


Other Programs

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.

Public Lecture Series

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.

Scholars’ Studio