SPH Diversity Workshop on Racial Equity and Structural Transformation, Feb 12

SPH Diversity Workshop on Racial Equity and Structural Transformation

February 12, 2018, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Husky Union Bldg. Room 332


This workshop, sponsored by UW SPH and organized by the SPH Diversity Committee, will cover racial equity and strategies for structural transformation. The event will accommodate 75 participants, and is open to students, staff, and faculty. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP at this link: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/sphadmin/347666


Due to the overwhelming response to our October 2017 session, we have invited Scott Winn back to lead his workshop, “Leading with a Racial Equity Lens for Structural Transformation.” Through exercises, discussions and presentations, participants will strengthen their knowledge of strategies and tools to achieve equity. We will explore a framework for racial justice efforts that moves beyond merely valuing racial diversity to creating racial equity. We will discuss how leading with a racial equity lens is an essential component of a strategy for structural transformation to create equity for all.


Based on feedback from October, we’ve asked Scott to extend the workshop to include an extra hour for discussion of possible next steps in implementation of the concepts explored, and we plan to offer the same extended workshop, again, in spring quarter.


Goals and Objectives

  1. Explore our own positions of advantage and disadvantage, how these impact our lived experiences (and those of communities we serve), and the importance of an intersectionality lens.
  2. Explore the differing ways to relate to differences- comparing colorblindness, diversity, culture competency, and anti-oppression/equity lenses.
  3. Understand the difference between equality and equity lenses.
  4. Introduce the difference between transactional and transformational approaches to create equity for all.
  5. Introduce Racial Equity Impact Assessment Tools to analyze and transform policies and practices to support the achievement of racial equity.
  6. Explore differing roles for individual to enact to achieve equity.


Scott Winn is a faculty member at the University of Washington, School of Social Work where he teaches courses centered on the role of social workers as agents for social and economic change. He is active with a variety of community-based groups including the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites and Western States Center. For eight years, he was a Policy and Development Lead for the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative. Scott supports institutions, organizations, and movements to address racism, heterosexism, classism, and other forms of oppression through trainings and strategic development.


Additional information:
SPH Diversity Workshop on Racial Equity and Structural Transformation


Scholarship Fair, Jan. 25, 2-5:30pm, MGH Commons

Join us for the 2018 Scholarship Fair on Jan. 25, 2pm-5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall! This event is an opportunity for UW students and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 25 UW, local, national and international organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.


The list of participating scholarship programs is available at http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/scholarships-fair/.


Information sessions offered during the Fair include (all held in MGH 171):


Don’t hesitate to RSVP, that just allows us to send you a reminder to attend if you are able to, but isn’t required. Drop into the Fair or any of these info sessions even if you don’t RSVP. Sign up to get reminded about the Fair.

Scholarship Fair - WIN 2018

Health Equity Circle: Upstream Health Leadership Training

Despite spending more on healthcare than the rest of the world combined, the United States lags behind 30-60 countries in various health outcomes. Much of this can be attributed to income inequality and inequity.

Health Equity Circle is cosponsoring an Upstream Health Leadership Training to foster community and work on solutions to this inequity.

When:    Friday, Jan. 26, 2018: 5:30pm – 9:00pm Workshop & dinner

                Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018: 8:30 – 4.30pm Workshop & lunch

Where:  South Campus Center

See below for more details:


“Right now many people, in their thinking about health in our country, think about individual behaviors as the core of it. Eat less meat, don’t smoke, and that kind of thing. I think that we have to ask: Why are people behaving in certain ways? And so you have to enlarge the circle to think about the context in which those individual behaviors arise. And then you have to even go beyond that to ask: Why are there certain people in certain contexts? And why do we have the range of contexts that we have? And then outside of that: What creates different neighborhoods? What creates different classes?”    – Dr Camara Jones MD, PhD, MPH Morehouse School of Medicine

WHO: anyone who cares about our health as a society and is curious as to why our health outcomes are so much worse than other westernised countries, and how we can work to improve them.

WHY:  to develop a community of like-minded people and facilitate working groups with the aim of improving health and well-being for our communities.

WHAT: this is a series of community-building and population health production courses conceived by the Upstream Health Leadership Training team.  This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Stephen Bezruchka from the UW School of Public Health, as well as other community leaders and co-sponsored by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.

We ALL need to re-focus our efforts on creating a healthy society.

TO REGISTER (space is limited to 30 participants): 

  1. Please Register at http://evite.me/GFmkNHjyVx
  2. Please pay a non-refundable fee of $25 indicating your full name & “UHLTreg” to our PayPal account: https://paypal.me/unitedweprosper
  3. Send us an email with your bio to setoj@uw.edu & include:
    1. What you do
    2. What you hope to accomplish by attending
    3. What resources/ groups you hope to share

Tuition (includes registration fee) is sliding scale based on your income percentile, and is priced to cover costs.  Here is a link to a income percentile calculator https://dqydj.com/income-percentile-calculator/ :

  1. Top 10%ile income: $100
  2. 80-90%ile: $60
  3. 50-80%ile: $40
  4. 0-50%ile: $25

For those with limited ability to pay, write to: setoj@uw.edu to apply for a scholarship.  Donations for scholarships welcome.  Payments can be sent to https://paypal.me/unitedweprosper  and please add “scholarship fund.”

The UHLT Team: Stephen Bezruchka, Setsuko Hosoda, Jordan Seto, Etch Haring, Maritza Farrant & Yousself Azami

Financial Planning Workshop for UW Study Abroad Programs

Everyone knows traveling can be expensive and that is why UW is offering free Financial Planning Workshop courses. Students are invited to learn some useful tips about paying for a study abroad.  The workshop will cover financial aid, scholarships,  cost comparisons, budgeting and strategies to generate extra cash before going abroad.

Tuesday Jan 23, 3-4:30, MGH 171

Wednesday Jan 31 3-4:30, SMZ 580

Tuesday February 13, 3-4:30 EEB 303

End of the quarter stressing you out? Check out these free workshops!

End of the quarter stressing you out?! Check out these free resources to help you manage your mental health and pull through this rough time of year!

  • Mindfulness for Daily Living with Ron Ma, 1-2pm on Thursdays 11/30 and 12/7 in 401 Schmitz Hall
    • Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater self-awareness and a sense of inner peace.


  • What the (Mental) Health? Workshop at 3-4:30pm on Tuesday, 12/5 in 401 Schmitz Hall. This workshop by Caitlin Stanaway reviews psychological theories related to managing stress and regulating thoughts and emotions. Students can learn about:
    • Optimal stress
    • Mindfulness Skills
    • Acceptance
    • Effective mental health behaviors
    • Assertive communication


  • Let’s Talk.  Drop-in consultation with a counselor, a collaboration between the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center.
    • Tuesdays 2-4pm with Iris Song at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
    • Wednesdays 2-4pm with Kate Fredenberg at the Q Center in the HUB

Planning on Studying Abroad? Check UW’s Free Financial Planning Workshop

Students are invited to learn some useful tips about paying for a study abroad.  The workshop will cover financial aid, scholarships,  cost comparisons, budgeting and strategies to generate extra cash before going abroad.   Please encourage any students with financial questions to attend.


Tuesday Jan 23, 3-4:30, MGH 171

Wednesday Jan 31 3-4:30, SMZ 580

Tuesday February 13, 3-4:30 EEB 303

Student Success Coach

Everyone struggles with academics and/or personal obstacles at some point in time. Come check out UW’s Student Success Coach service here on campus. Our new Student Success Coach, Madison, will be available to start seeing students this Thursday evening. Students can make an appointment online to meet one on one with her or drop-in if they are here at CLUE. I have attached a flyer for you to post or send out to students. The website below also has all the information.


The ASP Success Coach meets with students one-on-one to help them develop skills in:

Effective study strategies

Time management skills

Setting and working towards goals

Finding campus resources



Hours/Location: Mondays and Thursdays 7-9pm in Mary Gates Hall room 171


Make an appointment here: https://meetme.so/UWASPCoach