Community, industry and social justice leaders to headline University of Washington Bothell’s 3rd Annual Equity & Inclusion Conference Feb. 24

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Feb. 21, 2017

Community, industry and social justice leaders to headline University of Washington Bothell’s 3rd Annual Equity & Inclusion Conference Feb. 24

BOTHELL, Washington – The University of Washington Bothell expects more than 350 participants from campus, the community and local industry at its third annual Equity and Inclusion conference in partnership with T-Mobile. The day of relevant interactive workshops and networking will be held on Friday, Feb. 24.

What: UW Bothell 3rd Annual Equity & Inclusion Conference
            Information: http://www.uwb.edu/diversity/equity-and-inclusion-conference
            Registration: https://events.uw.edu/EquityInclusion
Date: Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Activities and Recreation Center on UW Bothell
18220 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Parking: Free parking in south garage for conference attendees

Keynote speaker: Ron Sims, chair of the Washington Health Benefits Exchange Board, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Served 13 years as King County executive

Workshops:
• Combating Islamophobia: Aneelah Afzali, founder and executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN)
• Empowering Women in Tech (facilitated by T-Mobile): Lauri Bingham, Shelly Washington-Woodruff, Jerri Roberts, Evangeline White
• Indigenous Resistance: From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: Colleen Echo-Hawk, executive director, Chief Seattle Club and Abigail Echo-Hawk, director, Urban Indian Health Institute
• Building Transformational Diversity (facilitated by UW Bothell Digital Future Lab): Jason Pace, Aina Braxton
• Creating Community and Resiliency through Art and Storytelling: Kimberly Michelle Correa, Naima Shaltu
Special Session:
• Islamophobia Viral Video – UW Bothell faculty and students will present the mannequin challenge video that has gone viral worldwide and discuss the importance behind the message in this current climate.
The conference also will feature the Create the Change student contest sponsored by T-Mobile.

For additional information please contact:
Lisa Hall, 425-352-5461 lhall7@uw.edu