DC Human Rights Alumni

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The DC Legacy

The Washington DC Human Rights Seminar provides an experiential learning opportunity for students to engage with human rights policy at national and international levels.  While in DC, students participate in intensive seminars and briefings with a variety of institutions and policy makers.  Since 1991, more than 400 students have taken part, and alumni often reference it as one of their most formative learning experiences.

DC Reunion 2015

On October 29, 2015, alumni of the DC Seminar reunited to share memories and discover opportunities for collaboration, learning, and philanthropy.   The reunion marked the beginning of ongoing opportunities for DC alums and featured a special message by program founder Bob Schultz, a slide show of alumni photos, a community mural, a story booth, and a 25th birthday cake.

              Hear alumni stories

Get Involved

IAS offers many ways for DC alumni to stay connected and get involved.  Below are current opportunities.  Contact IAS Alumni and Community Relations Manager Lisa Olason to learn more and share your ideas: lolason@uw.edu.

Attend Upcoming Events

Join DC alumni and friends for events focusing on human rights and social justice topics.

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Launch Event

Wednesday, October 26 | 12:00-4:30 pm
UW Bothell, Student Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) 2nd Floor

Please join us to celebrate the launch of IAS's new major and minor, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS)!  Schedule and registration

Tactical Poetics or How We Can Stop Worrying and Start Creating Disturbances with Ricardo Dominguez
Thursday, November 3 | 6:00-8:30 pm
UW Bothell, Discovery Hall 061

What can activism and art mean in a digital age?  As co-founder of Electronic Disturbance Theater, Ricardo Dominguez developed and deployed disturbances like virtual sit-in technologies in solidarity with the Zapatistas and a GPS cell phone safety net tool for immigrants crossing the Mexico/US border.  Register here >>

Check The UW Center for Human Rights calendar for additional events.

Share Your Research

Submit your DC research paper to our archive!  To assist DC students, we've established an archive of past papers.  This is a great opportunity to support student learning and share topics that matter to you!  Learn more

Support the Travel Assistance Fund

For many students, the DC Human Rights Seminar is cost-prohibitive.  In addition to tuition, DC participants cover a $575 program fee (includes administrative fees and dorm-style lodging), their airfare ($575-$750), and approximately $100 in course materials. Financial barriers prevent many students from participating in the program. Help make DC accessible to everyone by supporting the Washington DC Seminar Travel Assistance Fund!

Advocate in Olympia

Do you care about access to higher education and policies that support students?  Join UW Bothell students, alumni, faculty and staff for a day of advocacy in Olympia during the legislative session.  Learn more

DC Seminar
Travel Assistance

For many students, the DC Seminar is cost-prohibitive.  Help make DC possible for everyone!
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