IAS News

Kristin Gustafson selected as one of the 2017 Kopenhaver Center Fellows

Kristin Gustafson with Tracy Everbach and Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver

IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson was selected as one of the 2017 Kopenhaver Center Fellows and then participated in the fifth annual Women Faculty Moving Forward Workshop, Surviving and Thriving in the Academy. The workshop was held at the AEJMC Convention in Chicago. Cosponsored by the Center and the AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women ...

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IAS faculty pass resolution in support of UWave

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On June 6, 2017, IAS faculty unanimously passed a resolution in favor of continued campus support for the UWave Radio Station, citing its impact on students in terms of learning, expression, and community connections.  The full text of the resolution follows:

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Book group provides space to engage with human rights issues

Diane Gillespie

This fall, IAS Professor Emeritus Diane Gillespie will facilitate a discussion of the book, However Long the Night, by Aimee Molloy.  However Long the Night  chronicles the work of Gillespie’s sister, Molly Melching, founder of the Senegal-based community development organization, Tostan.  Molloy’s account details Melching's beginnings at the University of Dakar and follows her journey of 40 years in Africa, where she became a social entrepreneur and voice for the rights of girls and women.  All are invited to attend ...

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Activist Kelsen Caldwell enacts social justice in communities and on buses

Kelsen Caldwell

Alum Kelsen Caldwell (’13, Cultural Studies) continues to expand their horizons and recently became a Housing Justice Organizer with LGBTQ Allyship. In this role, they are helping launch and facilitate the LGBTQ Housing Leadership Institute.  Of this endeavor, Kelsen writes, “Housing costs are on the rise, which puts LGBTQ communities at increased risk of homelessness, displacement, and general economic insecurity. The institute is an awesome opportunity to be part of a cohort of emerging housing justice leaders who can build fierce and grounded solutions through organizing with the communities that matter the most.”

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David Goldstein named to the Seattle Public Schools’ Ethnic Studies Task Force

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IAS faculty member David Goldstein (along with UW Bothell School of Educational Studies faculty member Wayne Au) has been named to the Seattle Public Schools’ Ethnic Studies Task Force, whose goal is “to develop specific, multi-year recommendations for the Superintendent to ensure that all Seattle Public School students learn the perspectives of the different ethnicities that constitute our community and nation.”

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