Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Events

The Department of Urban Design & Planning hosted our first Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Week in week five of autumn quarter, October 26-30. While themes of equity, diversity, and inclusion will be present throughout our courses, and throughout the year, this week stood out as a time for students, faculty, and staff to engage in substantive dialogue together across curricula, and outside of the classroom. Courses highlighted readings, lessons, and activities. Multiple events were be hosted throughout the week and we will continue to share events in the department, the college and across the UW that focus on EDI.

If you haven’t started already, we recommend reading the Department’s Common Book, How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. You can read more about why we chose this Common Book, and how to get a copy here.

Keep checking back for new events as we will try to update weekly

Past UDP EDI Events 2020/2021

Social Justice Social Hour, May 3, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee will continue facilitating informal small group discussions about race, intersectionality, equity, and related topics this quarter. We hope to discuss these topics more generally while using the built environment as one of many lenses. For this conversation, we will discuss the article We Need to Talk About Digital Blackface in Reaction GIFs by Lauren Michele Jackson.

Students, faculty, staff, and local planning and design professionals are encouraged to participate, even if you haven’t read the article. We want you part of this important conversation!

Small Group Discussion on Zoom: https://washington.zoom.us/j/91978983063

Social Justice Social Hour, April 20, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee will continue facilitating informal small group discussions about race, intersectionality, equity, and related topics this quarter. We hope to discuss these topics more generally while using the built environment as one of many lenses.For this conversation, we will discuss This is Environmental Racism by Darryl Fears and Brady Dennis.

Students, faculty, staff, and local planning and design professionals are encouraged to participate, even if you haven’t read the article. We want you part of this important conversation!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

You can watch Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speak on Ted, or share space with him locally during the Seattle Arts and Lecture Series event on April 7, 2021 at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale, with discounts available for students!

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