Green Dot Bystander Training Sign-Up

Hello UW Students!

Registration is now open for the next Green Dot Bystander Training onMay 16th. If you have not yet heard about Green Dot, it is a movement on campus focused on the prevention of sexual violence by training students on how to be active Bystanders, and you can find more information here:

To sign up you can head to the Green Dot Website seen above, or click directly on the link at the end of this message. As always, this training will include a free lunch along with a free UW T-shirt. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn valuable skills, boost your resume, and help your fellow Huskies stay safe.

See you there!

-Green Dot Team

AmeriCorps Opportunities for Graduating Students and Alumni

The UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project are looking for 3 dynamic AmeriCorps members for 2015-2016. Applications due May 3rd

Where you involved in the Dream Project or the Pipeline Project at the UW? If so, we encourage you to apply!

UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project Ameri­Corps mem­bers will work col­lab­o­ra­tively to recruit and support students on cam­pus involved in K-12 tutoring and college access mentoring. Our programs focus on educating UW students through transformational community experiences, and work with K-12 educators to help prepare the college students of tomorrow. The AmeriCorps team will conduct outreach to increase participation in all of our programs and facilitate conversations on campus on education equity issues. AmeriCorps members will serve from September 1st 2015-July 15th 2016.

We are having an optional info session with representatives from the programs to help answer any questions you may have about the positions.
Date: April 30th from 4:30-5:30
Location: MGH 171E

If you would like to submit your application now, you can do so here.

For full position descriptions, please click on the following links: (Dream Project, Pipeline Project).

The application deadline is Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 by 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email the appropriate contacts, listed below:

Dream Project: Lirra at lirraz25 or Ross at rossarap

Pipeline Project: Sione at pipeline

*Disclaimer: All AmeriCorps applicants must know that their hiring is contingent upon funding from Washington Service Corps. We will know the status of that funding no later than May 15th, 2015. Final hiring will be contingent upon applicants’ successful completion of enrollment paperwork–signed, dated, and returned to WSC–and FBI criminal record check initiated (scheduled).*

UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity Opening

The Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity is committed to research and innovation, dedicated to leadership development, and foundationally community-centered in our desired impact of building a more equitable world, in which our words and imagery and attention are infused with understanding, respect, fairness, and justice. It is essential for us as humans to negotiate difference by communicating through, within, among, and between races, genders, sexualities, classes, abilities, and more. We have a responsibility as a premier public research university to deploy our skills of scholarship, communication, and critique to fight against the inequalities that persist in the face of our changing world. Whether we move and breathe in the margins or at the center of cultures, we live difference in a variety of overlapping, multifaceted, and distinctly experiential ways. Questions of difference are central to the faculty, staff, and students at the University of Washington, particularly in the Department of Communication.

Check out these events around the opening of the CCDE

Our opening will be from May 27-29.

On Friday, May 29th the CCDE will host its inaugural conference, "Why Communication? Why Difference? Why Equity?: A Diversity Intervention for the 21st Century." Dr. Herman Gray (Professor and Chair of Sociology, UCSC) will give the Earl and Edna Stice keynote lecture entitled, "Precarious Diversity: Media, Representation, and Inequality," UW faculty and Ph.D. alums will speak on panels such as "Is Equity a Scholarly Responsibility?" and "Thinking With and Through Difference: Popular Representations, Race and Political Economy."

Other opening events include an Equity and Inclusion workshop titled "What I Said and What I Meant: Cross Cultural Communication" on Wednesday, May 27th, and a screening and discussion of Bound: Africans vs. African Americans on Thursday, May 28th.

The entire schedule can be found at: