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Dan Berger: In a Pandemic, Prisons are a Problem

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an article in the UW Center for Human Rights website on the problem pandemics pose for prison. "While Washington state has ostensibly abolished the death penalty, its approach to incarceration now puts thousands of people at risk–in and out of prison–of a most painful and preventable death due to coronavirus," Berger writes. "The safest measure to “flatten the curve” ...

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Berette Macaulay receives arts award and discusses MFON on Art Zone

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In February, two anonymous Seattle patrons of the arts announced the fourth annual Champion of Seattle Arts (COSA) Award winner: Berette S. Macaulay, local artist, curator, and M.A. in Cultural Studies candidate.“Working with a variety of established local arts organizations, Berette has brought forth recent exhibitions of power and strength, focusing on female-identifying photographers of the African diaspora ...

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Claudia Castro Luna visits UW Bothell

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Hosted by IAS and the Latinx Student Union, Washington State poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna was on the UW Bothell campus on Wednesday February 26th for a full day of activities. She visited BIS 258 "Introduction to Latinx Studies" in the morning to discuss her poetry collection Killing Marias (2017). Later she had an informal "meet and greet" with students who had the opportunity to talk to her about a range of issues. In the afternoon she presented a public lecture titled ...

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Kari Lerum elected co-chair of the Seattle LGBTQ commission

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IAS faculty member Kari Lerum was recently elected co-chair of the Seattle LGBTQ commission. The commission’s mission is “to effectively address and present concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender citizens of Seattle to the Mayor, City Council, and all City Departments” and to recommend  “legislation, policy, programs and budget items to the Mayor, City Council and City departments.”

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Yolanda Padilla presents "Borderlands Modernism and Mariano Azuela's Los de abajo"

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IAS faculty member Yolanda Padilla  presented her work on a panel titled "Recovering Latinx Modernisms" at the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project conference in Houston, TX. The panel centered non dominant literary forms, such as testimonies and periodical writing, to stage a conversation about what it means to recovery Latinx modernism as indispensable to and constitutive of U.S. and Latin American modernisms. Padilla's presentation ...

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