The 4th annual Equity and Inclusion Conference will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 on the UW Bothell campus. Join the conversation on Tagboard #uwbtogether.
Four years running, the Equity and Inclusion Conference offers a unique opportunity for skill-building, learning, community making and enrichment. Through sessions led by experts, faculty and students in fields of equity, inclusion and social justice, the Equity and Inclusion Conference invites attendees to challenge and explore their own ideas and practices while gaining the skills to build safe-spaces, engage in constructive conversations, and to advocate for change at all levels. Attendees will leave feeling energized and will receive a virtual toolkit post-conference.
2018 Conference Workshops TBA
2018 workshop sessions are being confirmed. Wondering what to expect? Take a look at last year's workshops to get an idea.
2017 Conference Workshops
Visit the Workshop Info and Itinerary page for details.
Ron Sims is a civic volunteer active in health, education, environmental and social equity issues. Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee, Sims serves as the chair of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board. Sims also serves on the Board of Regents of Washington State University.
Empowering Women in Tech
Lauri Bingham, Director, Technology PMO
Shelly Washington-Woodruff, Sr. Director, IT Solution Owner, Technology
Aneelah Afzali, founder and Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN)
Building Transformational Diversity
Jason Pace, Executive Director, Digital Future Lab, UW Bothell
Aina Braxton, Assistant Director, Digital Future Lab, UW Bothell
Indigenous Resistance: from Wounded Knee to Standing Rock
Colleen Echo-Hawk, Executive Director, Chief Seattle Club
Abigail Echo-Hawk, Director, Urban Indian Health Institute
Student Programming for Social Justice: Creating Community and Resiliency through Art
Kim Correa, Social Justice Organizer, Student, UW Bothell
Naima Shaltu, Social Justice Organizer, Student, UW Bothell
Join us for lunch and these post-workshop activities!
Create the Change Student Contest presentations
This is a live competition during the lunch hour where student teams present their sustainable solutions on an equity and inclusion issue. Audience members will see finalists presentations and decide who wins a T-Mobile grant of $5,000 to make their idea a reality.
Islamophobia mannequin challenge screening and panel
We'll screen the Islamophobia viral video "Shoulder to Shoulder," then speak with the students and faculty member who created it in a Q & A panel session.
Network with community partners and conference attendees. Enjoy great food and conversation during this reception.