The mission of the University of Washington Tacoma is in large part to serve those who have been long denied higher education. That includes working class students, students of color and, more than any other group, black youth. Through the Center's research facility, our aim is to meticulously study and build a better understanding of the dimensions of the racial and economic crises in our community and nationally; to organize and collaborate with community organizations; and to coordinate events and research to address these challenges. We are also focused broadly on the issues of human rights and conflict resolution, curbing police brutality, and stemming domestic violence. We work in partnerships with local community such as the Tacoma Urban League and the African American Financial Capability Initiative Project. Be sure and check out recent articles in the Tacoma Weekly featuring our faculty and community work to alleviate economic inequality.

We have a nonviolence initiative to restore friendship, collaboration, and grace within the human community. We partner with Meaningful Movies to educate people about a broad range of issues.  Of special interest, see the preview for the Center's film, Love and Solidarity: James Lawson and Nonviolence in Search for Workers' Rights, copyrighted by the University of Washington and distributed nationally by Bullfrog Films. Also available for campus, union and community screenings -- for more information, contact Center Director Michael Honey, mhoney@uw.edu

Research Theme for 2016-17: “Black Lives and Economic Justice Matter

January 28, 2016: the University of Washington Faculty Senate passed Class C Bulletin No. 548 Concerning “Black Lives Matter” Statement.
It can be found on the Faculty Senate website.

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