IAS News

Snohomish County vote tests government class

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Young people, as a demographic, are inconsistent voters, if they vote at all. Why don’t they participate in elections as much as older voters? What could election officials do to increase participation? 

Those were a couple of questions that Snohomish County election officials had for a University of Washington Bothell class in American Government & Politics. The winter quarter course, taught by IAS faculty member Jason Lambacher, worked with the county Department of Elections on seven research and analysis projects. 

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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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Zeinabu Irene Davis screens “Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema from UCLA”

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On February 22, 2020, the Henry Gallery hosted a screening and discussion of “Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema from UCLA” directed by Zeinabu Irene Davis, who was introduced by her former student and current IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner.The discussion centered on and was facilitated by members of the Black Cinema Collective and M.A. in Cultural Studies students Berette Macaulay and Savita Krishnamoorthy. ...

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UW Bothell supports Census 2020 count

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UW Bothell students, staff, faculty and community partners are working to ensure that students — and their families and members of their home communities — count this year. Shauniece Drayton, IAS alum and program coordinator of the student organization Achieving Community Transformation, leads the UW Bothell Census Complete Count committee, and IAS faculty members Gary Carpenter and Charlie Collins are teaching community based learning courses that partner with local organizations to increase participation.

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IAS Community Engagement

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The UW Bothell Office of Community Engagement recently released its 2018-19 Community Engagement Annual Report. Read the full report to learn about the IAS engagement efforts listed below:

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