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Phoenix Horn earns Husky 100 recognition connecting policy research and social change

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As a current student in UW Bothell’s Master of Arts in Policy Studies program, Phoenix Horn (Law, Economics & Public Policy, 2020) examines systemic racism, gender inequality and transphobia, in the interest of making the world more equitable. His current research project looks into how antiracism is practiced in Western Washington’s K-12 classrooms. Keith Nitta, faculty in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, notes that Horn’s hopes and ambitions are about social and political change, and that this makes him a great match with Policy Studies program values and curriculum. “Phoenix is committed to the public good above all else,” says Nitta.

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Reducing harm and promoting justice for trans and intersex people

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At the 2021 Society for Community Research and Action (APA Division 27) Biennial Conference, IAS students Jessica Belmont, Jordan Havlicek, and Luke Scott joined Reid Ellefson-Frank, another trans undergraduate student-researcher from Michigan State University, Yale post doc and LGBTQIA+ scholar Dani Chiaramonte, and IAS faculty member Lauren Lichty to talk about the experience engaging in participatory action research (PAR) in a session titled ...

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Films for a feminist future

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IAS faculty member Kari Lerum's class, "Girls on Film," introduces students to feminist theory and film. The class screens films that explore the cultural and institutional implications of coming-of-age narratives. To be viewed in class, the films must be directed by a woman, have a female lead and pass the Bechdel test — a measure of the representation of women in fiction.

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IAS faculty organize and perform at “Still/Hear: A Healing Concert”

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On Friday, May 14, 2021 IAS faculty members Anida Yoeu Ali, Masahiro Sugano, and Naomi Macalalad Bragin co-organized alongside students of Global Media Lab a healing concert to demand an end to Anti-Asian violence. The healing concert titled “Still/Hear” was a response to the Asian American community's experiences of ...

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Dan Berger discusses prison abolition on Rumble with Michael Moore

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger discussed prison abolition on Rumble with Michael MooreThe Oscar-winning filmmaker interviewed Berger about the problem of prison and whether a “Department of Restorative Justice & Redemption” should replace our existing Prison Industrial Complex. Earlier this month, Berger ...

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