IAS News

Queer and Trans POC sex worker perspectives

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IAS faculty member Kari Lerum, in collaboration with the Seattle LGBTQ Commission,  the Seattle Commission for People with DisAbilities, SWOP-Seattle, and the Coalition for the Rights and Safety for People in the Sex Trade, led a public forum at Seattle City Hall featuring the voices of Queer and Trans POC in the sex industry. The event, which attracted approximately 70 community members, focused on the crisis caused by recent federal legislation (SESTA/FOSTA) on the lives of the minoritized ​...

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Natalia Dyba and David Goldstein present on virtual global exchanges

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Natalia Dyba, UW Bothell Director of Global Initiatives, and IAS faculty member David Goldstein presented a poster on virtual global exchanges, in which UW Bothell courses are paired with courses in another country through synchronous and asynchronous technology. Their poster, exhibited at the Global Engagement and Spaces of Practice Conference of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in downtown Seattle, described how

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Priya Frank co-facilitates workshop: Storytelling Strategies for Dismantling Racism

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In September, alum Priya Frank (’11, Cultural Studies) co-facilitated the workshop “Storytelling Strategies for Dismantling Racism,” a training hosted by NonWhiteWorks for individuals and organizations working to interrupt structural racism. The workshop examines the power of narratives and concrete strategies for dismantling racist structures through storytelling...

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Catalina Alvarez-Villanueva directs college access program in the Yakima Valley

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Alum Catalina “Catti” Alvarez-Villanueva is Director of Upward Bound at Yakima Valley College, a program that provides fundamental support to low-income and first-generation high school students with the goal of entering college.  Alvarez-Villanueva knows this journey well, as someone who struggled to stay in school and finish her education while raising a young son. A vow to her father and the support of Husky Promise helped Alvarez-Villanueva realize her dream of a bachelor’s in Society Ethics & Human Behavior (’13) and later, a master’s in Education (’15) from UW Bothell.  Now Alvarez-Villanueva is helping ...

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Suzanne Cohen directs Expand Upon: Incarceration

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Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alum Suzanne Cohen (’15), Managing Artistic Director of Mirror Stage, presents Expand Upon: Incarceration, featuring David Drummond, Rick Dupree, Adria LaMorticella, Pablo Lopez, Corey Spruill, and Benjamin Symons. Additionally, IAS faculty member Dan Berger will deliver pre-show lectures on the History of Mass Incarceration in the United States on ...

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