Equity & Inclusion Conference

Workshop Info & Itinerary


2018 workshops and itinerary TBA

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Check in at ARC.

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Ijeoma Oulo, keynote speech.

10:10-11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 2)

Session Option #1


White Fragility


Dr. Robin DiAngelo is a former Associate Professor of Education. She is a two-time winner of the Student's Choice Award for Educator of the Year from the University of Washington. Her scholarship is in White Racial Identity and Race Relations. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has extensive experience as a workplace consultant in issues of race relations and racial justice. She was appointed to co-design the City of Seattle's Race & Social Justice Initiative Training. She has numerous publications and books, including, “What Does it Mean to be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy. Her work on White Fragility has influenced the national dialogue on race and been featured in Alternet, Salon, NPR, PBS, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate and Colorlines.  Session title and description coming soon.

Session Option #2


“Diversity Activism and Educational Change: Negotiating Institutional Limits and Seizing Opportunities”


Using examples from racial justice work in Seattle Public Schools and diversity work at the University of Washington Bothell, Dr. Mira Shimabukuro and Dr. Wayne Au will share their experiences doing institutional diversity work and offer a framework for understanding how institutional change can unfold. As part of this workshop, participants will be invited to share their own frustrations and successes in diversity work as part of a process of thinking through both the limits and opportunities presented to all of us in our educational institutions.

  • Dr. Mira Shimabukuro is Lecturer and Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity in the UWB School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences.
  • Dr. Wayne Au is a Professor in the UWB School of Educational Studies and Chair of the UWB Campus Diversity Council

11:45-12:30 p.m.

UW Bothell Faculty Led Session

12:30-2:00 p.m.

T-Mobile Create the Change Award Presentation & Career Panel

Career Panel

Leading with Courage and Communicating Across Difference


Nicole Forward, Sr Manager, Executive Careers – Human Resources

  • Elisa Yuen, Sr Engineer, Systems Architecture -Technology
  • David Bodner, Sr Manager, Product Management – Marketing & Experience
  • Brittany Hoffmann, Sr. Specialist, Communications - Retail and Direct Channels
  • Charlene Lee, Director, Care Business Planning – Customer Service
  • And others!

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