Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Each year, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) hosts the Diversity Leadership Conference to encourage students in their leadership skills and cultural awareness, engage in dialogue surrounding activism and social justice, and network with others from similar backgrounds and experiences. This year, the ECC will be hosting its 10th annual Diversity Leadership Conference with the theme, "Bridging Perspectives: Leading with Community". This event is a free, half-day conference open to all UW students. 

BB Denton, from UW Sustainability, and Kort Maeda, from CSF, will be hosting a workshop this year titled "Community-Based Sustainability: Applying a Just Transition to UW". This workshop will explore the history and importance of the Just Transition Framework, as defined by the Climate Justice Alliance, within our communities on the UW Seattle campus through students working at UW Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Fund. It will explore the linkages between social sustainability and the environmental movement, as well as the role of community within both the history of the Just Transition Framework and the future it envisions. 

The conference takes place on February 23 from 1 to 5:30pm at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. The conference is free and open to all students. Register to attend.