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Students present research at Seattle Human Rights Day event

D.C. Seminar participants

On December 7, the Seattle Human Rights Commission hosted Seattle Human Rights Day, a celebration of local organizations and individuals working to bring positive change to our community and the world.  The pre-program reception featured a poster display by 20 students of the Washington, D.C. Human Rights Seminar, who shared their research on topics, such as child labor in the West African cocoa industry, gender violence in India, and the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Frances Lee named to Bitch 50 list

Frances Lee

2nd year M.A. in Cultural Studies student Frances Lee has been named to the first ever Bitch 50. This list curated by intersectional feminist media organization bitch media "recognizes the most impactful creators, artists, and activists in pop culture whose imaginations extend beyond normalizing and affirming the same mainstream messages" and "highlights the firsts and the pioneers; the people who created a ripple or a path from the margins to the center."

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Avi Socha: LEPP major and State Department Intern

Avi Socha

Law, Economics & Public Policy (LEPP) student Avi Socha is currently finishing up an exciting internship with the U.S. Department of State in Rome. The State Department, which accepts less than 10% of applicants nationwide, granted him Secret Security Clearance and a posting at the American Citizen Services Unit at the Rome embassy, working alongside the U.S. Consul General. As a LEPP student ...

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Frances Lee and Maisha Manson perform at Common AREA Maintenance

Frances Lee and Maisha Manson

On October 6th, second year Master of Arts in Cultural Studies students Frances Lee and Maisha Manson, with Jordan Alam and Eli Steffen performed at Common AREA Maintenance in Belltown. The event was the first of a community experimental lecture series on “Embodied Utopias: Expansive Potentialities in the Here and Now.” Framing questions included: Can our bodies become sights of utopian expression today? How does our longing and desire for non-normative expressions of self and connection project possibilities into the future? 

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micha cárdenas and Frances Lee screen #Stronger videos

still from the ET #stronger video

IAS faculty member micha c├írdenas and Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student Frances Lee screened their #Stronger videos at the contemptorary fundraiser in LA held on Sept 24. #Stronger is a project of the Poetic Operations Collaborative that aims to develop a decolonial vision of futures of health, fitness and strength for trans and gender non-conforming people. ...

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