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.

Human Rights Book Group
Wed, Jan 25 | 6:30-8:00 pm
Lake Forest Park Library

We will be discussing Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” Coates' memoir is a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history.
Please RSVP >>

3rd Annual Equity & Inclusion Conference

Fri, Feb 24 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UW Bothell, ARC Building

This conference offers a unique opportunity for skill-building, learning, community making and enrichment. Through sessions led by foremost experts in fields of equity, inclusion and social justice, the Equity & 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.  Info & Registration >>

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School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
UW Center for Human Rights

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!
Learn more

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