History, Conflict and Promise: Civil Rights at the UW

In 1968, more than 100 UW students, organized by the Black Student Union, occupied the offices of UW President Charles Odegaard. Their nonviolent actions led to changes in admission policies and curricula that echo to this day. Nearly 50 years later, moderator Ralina Joseph joins a panel of UW alumni civil rights leaders to reflect on the legacy of the occupation and the state of the UW’s ongoing commitment to equity and justice for all.

Ralina Joseph, Moderator, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Adjunct Associate Professor, Departments of American Ethnic Studies and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Larry Gossett, ’71, King County Councilmember
Verlaine Keith-Miller, ’74, J.D. ’80, Industrial Appeals Judge for the Washington State Board Of Appeals (Retired)
Sharon Maeda, ’68, President, Spectra Communications
Emile Pitre, M.S. ’69 Associate Vice President for Assessment in the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (Retired).
Rogelio Riojas, ’73, ’75, M.H.A. ’77, President and CEO of Sea Mar Community Health Centers

This event is free, but you must register in advance to attend. Follow the ticket link for more information on our speakers.