Upcoming Spring Lectures

Be Informed | Be Inspired | Be Ignited

Spring 2017 Public Lectures 

Cherry blossoms on the UW Quad. Katherine B. Turner/ UW

The University of Washington’s public lectures bring you timely topics, innovative research and engaging storytelling from the best of UW and experts around the world.

Registration is now open. Please click each heading to learn more and register.

**BIG DATA** Accelerating Social Change Through Innovation

  • May 9 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Town Hall Seattle (1119 8th Ave, Seattle WA 98101)
  • $5.00

The UW School of Social Work is using new technologies, big data and surprising partnerships to lift up the lives of vulnerable populations living at the intersection of poverty and inequality. Join us and discover how innovative approaches to pressing social issues can create real and lasting change.

Presented by Dr. Eddie Uehara, Dean in Social Work, Ben de Haan, Executive Director for Partners for Our Children, and Dr. Susan Kemp, Social Work

People, Place, Power: Advancing Racial and Economic Equity in Changing Communities

  • May 9 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Free
  • UW -Tacoma, William Philip Hall

As communities face economic and demographic changes – and new forms of work and education, and policies that don’t always consider all of us – they seek positive reforms and to understand the impact of advancing equity and greater inclusion.  What successes and struggles can we learn from? How are communities addressing new levels of prosperity that are widening inequality and impeding upward mobility?  The San Francsico Foundation, under Bell’s leadership, sees equity as both a “moral imperactive, and an economic necessity.”

Presented by Judith Bell, Vice President of Programs, The San Francisco Foundation

Black Lives Matter: A Conversation

  • May 3 at 7:30 PM
  • Pantages Theater, Tacoma
  • $24

With a vision of justice for all, the Black Lives Matter founders engage audiences in discussion about race relations in America and how their activism from the fringes became the national movement it is today, galvanizing individuals to stand up and together against the state violence, police brutality and social injustice plaguing our country.

Presented by Patrisse Culoors, Black Live Matters founder and Jamelle Bouie, Chief political correspondent for Slate Magazine,

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