Created in 2018, the MCB DEI Committee is made up of MCB students, faculty and staff focused on improving the lives of everyone in the MCB community, specifically those from minoritized populations. We’re building a culture that welcomes the different lived experiences of our students, staff and faculty. We believe supporting historically excluded groups and upholding our commitment to intentional inclusivity is fundamental to the success of the MCB program.
Resources at UW and FH:
Hutch united UW Race & Equity Resources Q center Resources for Persons with Disabilities SACNAS First Nations @UW UW Allies Program Race & Equity Initiative Anti-Racism Resources
Anti-racist and Advocacy/Allyship Resources: A list of anti-racist and advocacy/allyship resources compiled by the MCB DEI Committee including reading lists, podcasts, links to UW petitions, local representative contact info, protest information, etc. Black Visions Collective List of anti-racist resources from Brittany Packnett Cunningham List of Black-owned bookstores Ant-Racist Resource Guide by Victoria Alexander Below the Waterline Racial Equity Tools LGBTQIA2S+ professionals in STEM Twitter Mental Health Resources https://cloud.name-coach.com/ - This tool provides a platform for users to record the correct pronunciation of their name and then generate a link
DEI Committee Members:
Students: Zackari Murphey, Eliza Barkan, Vanessa Montoya, Ricky Padilla-Del Valle, Risa Takenaka, Frances Welsh, Cera Hassinan, Cassidy Danyko Faculty: Dana Miller, Brian Iritani Staff: Andrea Brocato, Denise Barnes, Madeleine Zwirello
Currently we are working on:
- Organizing and planning DEI hosted monthly talks where we will host UW faculty members - Monthly community building events for all MCB students (i.e. Netflix viewing parties for Pose and Disclosure) Stay tuned for upcoming events! - Adding faculty DEI statements and trainings to MCB website - Outdoor neighborhood meet-ups! - We created a trivia guide with information on how to host MCB trivia. This is a great way to build community and have fun 🙂 Sign up and learn more here