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Through the CLA program, students gain a deeper awareness of the issues facing the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. During this nine-week paid internship, students are placed in one of three tracks of placements in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to work with the community and civic leaders of Southern California.

How you can help share this opportunity:

  • Include the attached flyer in your monthly newsletter

  • Share this flyer with individuals who are:

    • Current undergraduates or graduating high school seniors (Class of 2020)

    • Motivated to earn work experience in the public, private, or nonprofit space

    • Eager to develop their own leadership style and skillset

    • Deeply interested in civic leadership for the APA...

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Looking for that last course to complete your Winter 2020 schedule? Want to learn about the (recent) history of white supremacy and white nationalism in America? Consider registering for HSTRY 288 B/HSTAA 290 A White Supremacy, Antisemitism, and Xenophobia: Historical and Contemporary Ideologies and Movements! Taught by Dr. Susan Glenn, this course will explore the formation of such groups as the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, and the various ideologies and actions of these groups across the 1900s. This course does satisfy Jewish Studies minor credit. Please see the course flyer below for more details.


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Four UW undergraduate students recently put together a zine named "Capacity Constrained Morality: A Brief History of Community Resistance and Labor Activism at the University of Washington," which, as the title suggests, reflects a history of social movements that have occurred on this campus, with a focus on labor rights activism over the past 20 years.  The zine has been in distribution since September, and some folks may have seen it appear around campus. The folks who created the zine are hosting a release party on Friday, November 22nd, 11am-2pm, in Smith 306. Food will be provided and copies of the zine will be available.  More info about the event: ... Read more
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Looking for that last course to complete your Winter 2020 schedule? Want to learn more about modern U.S. political and economic history? Consider registering for HSTAA 345: U.S. Political & Economic History, 1920 to the Present! Taught by Dr. Margaret O’Mara, author of the recently published book “The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America,” this course will explore the changing role of government, electoral and partisan change, populism and grassroots activism, markets and corporations, labor force trends, and the social and political impact of technology. Please see the course flyer below for more details.

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                Instructor: Professor Galya Diment

RUSS 340

sln: 22039

TTH 12:30-2:20

 One of the greatest "romances" ever written, Anna Karenina is judged by many to be an unprecedented masterpiece of not only Russian but world literature. We will explore the historical times during which it appeared and read Tolstoy’s wife’s diary and, among other criticism, Vladimir Nabokov’s delightful take on the novel. The course will also examine the novel's moral and ideological assumptions about family, marriage, relationship, women’s role, and how these reflected the author's (and, his wife’s!) views as well as the culture and society around him.

Required readings (all at UBookstore):

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (Norton critical edition)

Sofia Tolstoy, Diaries

Jane Burbank et al., Imperial Russia: New Histories for the Empire

Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Russian Literature    


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Applications are now open for our upcoming tutoring cohort.
Apply here and begin tutoring in January!
Application Deadline: November 24th, 2019

*Are you eligible for work-study through UW financial Aid?
*Do you have experience tutoring?
*Would you like to tutor at least 6 hours per week for the remainder of the school year?
If so, join the America Reads with Pipeline team!

The America Reads with Pipeline Team:
The America Reads with Pipeline team is a program where UW students tutor weekly for the school year at target schools in Seattle. Tutors focus on reading and math skills with elementary and middle school students, and build strong relationships with kids by...

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In November 1999, a cross-border, cross-sector coalition converged on Seattle and derailed the expansion of the World Trade Organization.  

20 years later, we are partnering with the Washington Fair Trade Coalition on a commemoration event that will reignite the energy around transforming the global economy in the favor of people, workers, communities, and the planet. 

On December 7, multiple organizations, including the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, UW, will join in the commemoration event, and we encourage folks to come and participate!

  1. 10am Rallyat Occidental Park: please bring organizational banners and signs!
  2. 3:30pm Trade Justice Workshops at Town Hall Seattle on the cross sections of trade with environment, labor, public health, food sovereignty, Indigenous sovereignty, tech, immigration, militarism, and cross-border activism. 
  3. 7:30pm Keynotewith Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, preceded by an Action Orientation with Lori...
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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship Now Open!

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is a $7,000 scholarship for sophomores and juniors who are committed to making a difference in either the environment or Tribal Policy/Native healthcare. The UW has the opportunity to nominate up to 4 students for each category.  Last year, two UW students received this award.  The application deadline is January 3.

Tribal Public Policy or Native Healthcare Udall Scholarship Details

To apply for the Tribal Policy/Native Health care category, applicants must:

  • Be current sophomores or juniors
  • Have a commitment to a career related to tribal public...
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Interested in taking Informatics Electives Winter 2020? Check out these special topics!

INFO 498 D: Indigenous Ways of Knowing in the Digital World

  • Instructor: Sandy Littletree
  • 4 credits; standard grading

Indigenous people are using a variety of digital tools such as video games, virtual reality, language apps, and digital heritage sites to maintain their relationships to place, language, history, and culture. In this course, we will explore the respectful use and development of these tools with an emphasis on Native North American Indigenous approaches to knowledge. By the end of this course, students will understand how relationality can inform thoughtful, respectful and appropriate uses of information technology that is designed by and for Indigenous people.


INFO 498 F: Religion and Information Technology

  • Instructor: Mx WE King
  • 4 credits; standard grading

This course will explore...

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