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Priya Frank appointed as SAM’s first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Priya Frank has been appointed as  Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Seattle Art Museum (SAM). This new roles grows out of Frank’s ongoing work at SAM to integrate racial equity into the museum’s strategic priorities. ...

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Dan Berger interviewed about decarceration in the time of COVID

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger was interviewed on KUOW's The Record (scroll down on the page to hear just Berger's segment) about decarceration in the time of COVID. Berger discussed the threat that prisons and jails, which account for more than three-quarters of outbreak clusters, pose in a pandemic. He also highlighted similar issues in ...

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Yolanda Padilla publishes "Approaches to Teaching Early Twentieth-Century Mexican American Literature in Undergraduate Classrooms"

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla published "Approaches to Teaching Early Twentieth-Century Mexican American Literature in Undergraduate Classrooms" in Writing / Righting History: Twenty-Five Years of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage. In her chapter, Padilla reflects on how U.S. literary studies' neglect of recovered Latinx texts results in a lost opportunity for important field transformation. She ...

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Meshell Sturgis’s essay on Interrupting Privilege published on Media Rise

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Alum Meshell Sturgis’s essay has been published in Media Rise’s special issue, Quarantined Across Borders (QAB). Media Rise is a shared collaborative space for artists, educators, storytellers, and activists; the QAB initiative represents 80+ authors across 30+ countries sharing their quarantine stories.

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Dan Berger says incarcerated people must be freed to halt virus spread

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When the coronavirus pandemic hit Washington state, IAS faculty member Dan Berger thought immediately of prisons. As co-curator of the Washington Prison History Project, Berger joined a chorus of activists and scholars calling for Gov. Jay Inslee to release many of the 19,000 people incarcerated in the state’s prisons and jails. Read his interview in University of Washington Magazine.

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