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Practicing social justice with Snohomish County

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Students in the Master of Arts in Policy Studies program gained practical experience in a winter quarter partnership with Snohomish County’s new Office of Social Justice. As part of IAS faculty member Charlie Collin’s Practicum for Policy Studies course, the students worked on three projects: an assessment of marginalized communities; a comparison of strategies with other governments; and a survey of diversity, equity and inclusion among county employees.

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Partners in India elevate discussions

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For winter quarter, IAS faculty member Gary Carpenter’s course, Creative Activism: Inspiring Social Change through the Arts, collaborated with Pravah, a partner in India, in discussing social issues and producing an online arts festival. 

Pravah is a New Delhi nonprofit that develops youth leadership throughout India using social justice campaigns. Pravah and the UW Bothell students both held festivals on Feb. 27, but they were not at the same time because of the time difference. Both festivals featured music, poetry, videos and discussions on themes of justice, community, resilience and gratitude.

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Melanie Malone participates in "NightSchool: Women in Science"

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone was invited to participate in the "NightSchool: Women in Science" panel on March 4th, hosted by the California Academy of Sciences. The panel is held annually on International Women's Day, and features insightful conversations about what it’s like and what it means to be a woman in science in 2021. Melanie discussed ...

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David Goldstein organizes international seminar on community engagement

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IAS faculty member David Goldstein, along with Natalia Dyba, UW Bothell Director of Global Initiatives, and Kara Adams, Director of Community Engagement, planned and participated in an online, international Seminar on Community Engagement in which UW Bothell and California Polytechnic University, Pomona, joined host Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan, to discuss the ethics of university partnerships with community members.

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Jennifer Atkinson presents at Washington Climate Assembly

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson presented her work on climate anxiety at the Washington Climate Assembly. Washington state residents are taking climate matters into their own hands as 90 members of the public join the country's first climate assembly to develop a comprehensive community-based climate plan. Representing every congressional district in the state ...

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