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  • Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

    June 3, 2021

    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 –…

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  • Supporting Transgender Youth This Pride Month

    May 27, 2021

    This post uses some gender terms you may be unfamiliar with. Human Rights Campaign (charity code 0315683) has a wonderful glossary for your reference. In recognition of the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which - among other factors - prompted the Gay Liberation Movement, June is Pride Month! Pride month celebrates the contributions of the LGBTQ+…

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  • India COVID-19 Relief

    May 26, 2021

    India is facing an unprecedented global humanitarian crisis. Confronted by the most extreme surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths since the pandemic began more than a year ago, while simultaneously facing a severe shortage of critical supplies, India’s healthcare system is overwhelmed. Meanwhile, the global vaccine rollout has been unequal, especially in low-income countries. For…

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  • The Covid-19 Pandemic and Health Equity

    May 21, 2021

    In the state of Washington, vaccines are now available to all people 12 years and older. Make an appointment at any of dozens of locations across the state or at a walk-up clinic. Remember, the vaccine protects everyone, especially you. The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted difficult, but necessary, discussions about health equity. Why should we…

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  • 41 Years After Mount St. Helens' Eruption

    May 18, 2021

    Richard Bowen/Oregon Live 41 years ago, Mount St. Helens erupted cataclysmically. For those old enough to remember, May 18 quickly became, literally, a very dark day in the Pacific Northwest. The eruption, triggered by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake, prompted the largest landslide and became the deadliest and most destructive volcanic eruption in U.S. history. The…

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  • May is AANHPI Heritage Month

    May 3, 2021

    Happy Asian-America, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month! The United States started recognizing AANHPI heritage in 1978. The weeklong recognition expanded to a month long celebration and commemoration of the rich heritage of the AANHPI community in 1992. May was chosen to commemorate Japanese immigration, first documented on May 7, 1843, and the May…

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  • May is Foster Care Awareness Month

    May 3, 2021

    Whatever the reason for being part of it, the foster care system holds many emotions and experiences. For children, separation from family is a loss, state agencies influence every aspect of life, and the unknown can be overwhelming. Caseworkers are often overwhelmed managing caseloads of 20[1] or more. Yet, fostering can be a fulfilling and…

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  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    April 29, 2021

    If you struggle with mental illness, you are not alone. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that about 1 in 5 American adults struggle with a form of mental illness, while 1 in 6 American youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. During May, we encourage you to find ways…

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  • Celebrate Earth Month: Citizen Science

    April 22, 2021

    Throughout the year, the UW Combined Fund Drive acts as a resource for engaging in active citizenship. Our annual campaign is an avenue for investing in nonprofits that advocate for, take care of, and support the many causes about which you are passionate. This year, we also highlighted UW and local nonprofit wisdom through our…

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  • It's National Volunteering Week

    April 19, 2021

    At the University of Washington Combined Fund Drive, our purpose is to support and provide UW employees the opportunity to give. You’ve heard the call to make a difference – you donate more and volunteer more than anyone else! UW employees are regularly recognized as some of the most generous with their time and money.…

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