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Social Justice


January 19, 2023

How to support UW-hosted Tent City 3

Tent City 3 (TC3), a self-managed moveable community of individuals experiencing homelessness, will be housed on the UW campus at parking lot E21 until March 19, 2023. Lot E21 is between Husky Stadium and the Waterfront Activities Center, near the UW light rail station. On two previous occasions, in 2017 and 2021, TC3 was housed…


January 20, 2023

Celebrate Black History Month with these engagement and learning opportunities

Black History Month celebrates the achievements, influences and legacies of Black Americans. Also called African American History Month – and, more recently, Celebration of the African Diaspora – Black History Month began as Negro History Week in February 1926 through the efforts of scholar Carter G. Woodson. Black History Month was officially recognized in 1976 by…


November 28, 2022

December 1 is World AIDS Day

The COVID-19 pandemic was difficult for everyone, and for those living with chronic illnesses this is especially true. The pandemic has changed the way we work, celebrate and enjoy the world; for those living with HIV or AIDS, this is not the first pandemic of their lives. The toll of the HIV/AIDS pandemic is staggering: World…


February 28, 2022

Defeating water scarcity one project at a time

Imagine walking six miles a day across hilly, uneven, or muddy terrain with a pack on your back that weighs 50 pounds. But this is not army basic training or a hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Now imagine you are hungry and quite possibly suffering from gastrointestinal illness–yet you still must undertake this ordeal…


June 1, 2022

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Juneteenth, variously known as Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, Jubilee day or Liberation Day, is a holiday commemorating the June 19, 1865 announcement in Galveston, Texas of the emancipation of all chattel slaves following the end of the Civil War. The oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth –…


May 23, 2022

Support Summer Food Programs for Kids

Of the many ongoing consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the most urgent is that more than 50 million people are experiencing food insecurity in the U.S., including millions of children and vulnerable seniors. In Washington state, those who cannot consistently put food on their tables has more than doubled in the past two…


November 16, 2021

COVID-19: A Child Rights Crisis

Each year on November 20th, the United Nations, countries, and individuals worldwide commemorate World Children’s Day to promote international unity, spread awareness among youth, and improve children’s welfare.  November 20 is significant in history as the day in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. The declaration asserted that…


February 17, 2022

World Day of Social Justice is February 20

Each year on February 20th, the United Nations, countries, communities, and individuals worldwide commemorate the World Day of Social Justice. This year, we celebrate this day to support international efforts to promote transitions to formal employment as a necessary condition for reducing poverty and inequalities, advancing decent work, increasing productivity and sustainability, and widening the…


February 2, 2022

Support Local Food Pantries with Non-food Items

Of the many ongoing consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the most urgent is that more than 50 million people are experiencing food insecurity in the U.S., including millions of children and vulnerable seniors. In Washington state, those who cannot consistently put food on their tables has more than doubled in the past two…


March 1, 2021

Choose to Challenge this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8, marks a time to celebrate the achievements made by girls and women. We highlight the progress made and reflect on how women’s rights have changed. International Women’s Day reminds us that women’s right are human rights and gender parity uplifts all. This day represents a journey, a process of…



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