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Alon: Journal for Filipinx American and Diasporic Studies
The mission of Alon is to provide an on-line forum for publishing original and refereed essays, artwork, reviews, and moderated reflections that productively and critically engage with Filipinx American and Filipinx Diasporic Studies. Through Alon, we aim to generate and... Read more
Mexican Women Past & Presentculminated in a final research paper comparing and contrasting the lives of one contemporary Mexican woman (born after 1940) and one historic Mexican woman (born before 1940). In preparation, students attended a research workshop led by Ethnic Studies Librarian, Harry Murphy, to locate at least 6 credible sources (e.g. books, magazines, journals, in print or digital versions), only three... Read more
New NEH Grant Recipients
2019-2020 Society of Scholars Fellow Jang Wook Huh (Department of American Ethnic Studies) has received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant for his book, ‘Afro-Korean’ Encounters: The Literary Intersections of Black Liberation and Struggles in the U.S. and Anticolonial Movements in Korea. Drawing on a diverse range of archives, including... Read more
Roxana Pardo Garcia, cofounder of Alimentado el Pueblo, poses for a portrait outside Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, December 14, 2020
This Burien food pantry provides more than familiar staples to the Latinx community. AES Alumna Roxana Pardo Garcia organizes a food pantry serving King County’s Latinx community, one that offers a more positive experience during these hard times. Read more here.
AES Alumna Priya Frank
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) announced today the appointment of AES Alumna Priya Frank as Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (DEDI), a new position on the museum’s executive team. Frank has been at SAM since 2016 as the Associate Director of Community Programs in the Education department and the founding chair of the staff-led Equity Team. This new role grows out of Frank’s ongoing work at SAM to integrate racial equity into the museum’s... Read more
Bugs & Beasts Before the Law Colloquium
Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky contributes to session, “What documents constrain, narrate, or liberate subject hood?” as part of the Bugs and Beasts Before the Law Colloquium organized by the Henry Art Gallery.  Bugs and Beasts Before the Law imagines and explores possibilities for survival and liberation for those whose... Read more
Rea Tajiri: History and Memory
In a virtual event in November for South Side Projections in Chicago, AES’s Vince Schleitwiler and Temple University’s Rea Tajiri recently presented images of Japanese American resettlement in postwar Chicago from Chicago in Black and White, a rediscovered phototext manuscript by their father/grandfather, the noted photojournalist Vince Tajiri. Chelsea Foxwell of the University of... Read more
Gillian Duenas
Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community, and are leaders in addressing issues of equality and equity through scholarships, mentoring, lectures and University community engagement. MAP is open to everyone; the only qualification is a passion for diversity and social justice. Read Gillian's story... Read more
Humanities Washington
This candid conversation examines America’s historical use of law enforcement to uphold racial hierarchy, the context of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and how we, and our institutions, can evolve towards justice.