Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI events with The Whole U

The Whole U hosts events and activities for discussing and learning about diversity, equity, inclusion, race and bias. Upcoming events are listed below:

Practicing Social Advocacy Panel with UW Staff
Thursday, February 18 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

All are welcome to join The First 90: Social Advocacy group, coordinated by the UW Combined Fund Drive staff, at a webinar highlighting UW staff voices and experiences with advocacy. Our panel will share insights from their journeys in activism and expertise on the interplay of work and practicing social activism. Come to learn more and ask questions.

4th Annual PSO Diversity Forum – (Re)Building Cultures of Equity and Inclusion through Policy, Procedures and Budgets
Wednesday, March 3 – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

The PSO is excited to announce the 4th annual Diversity Forum, to be held March 3, 12-1 p.m. on Zoom. This year’s focus is (Re)Building Cultures of Equity and Inclusion through Policy, Procedures and Budgets. 


  • Ebonee Anderson, Diversity Recruiter, University of Washington
  • Mariasol Hill, Global Intern Program Manager, Microsoft, and former Administrator for Residential Life at UW’s HFS
  • Jamilah Williams, Board Chair of Sustainable Seattle, and Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications at UW’s College of Built Environments
  • Moderated by Annette Anderson, Office of Diversity and Equity, UW-Bothell, and former president of the PSO Board

Be a Social Advocate: A Presentation by Dr. Crystal C. Hall
Wednesday, Marcy 17 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

All are welcome to join The First 90: Social Advocacy group for a Zoom presentation discussing how to turn social advocacy intent into action with Dr. Crystal C. Hall of the Evan’s School of Public Policy and Governance. This webinar is being facilitated by the UW Combined Fund Drive Staff as part of The First 90 New Year’s Challenge.

Looking for more events from The Whole U? Visit the The Whole U events page. Have an event idea? Email wholeu@uw.edu.

Past Events

Beyond Guilt Trips: Navigating Identity, Social Justice, and Travel
Wednesday, August 26 – 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Have you wondered how to engage in mindful travel both locally and globally? How might we travel across differences in race, culture, wealth and access with more grace, reflection and accountability? How might we connect the movement for Black Lives Matters and racial equity in the US with broader global inequality? Join us for a workshop led by Dr. Anu Taranath featuring her timely and compelling book, Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World. Featured in Oprah Magazine’s “26 Best Travel Books of All Times,” and a Finalist for three book awards, Mindful Magazine has written, “Enlivened by her travel stories—at once tense, challenging, and brightly beautiful— Taranath’s book may become required reading for those who wander, and those who want to.”

Challenging the Embodiment of Anti-Blackness with the UW Counseling Center
Thursday, August 6 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.