Starting July 9, 2020, UW students are invited to join FIUTS for a weekly virtual discussion series focusing on race in the context of current protests across the U.S. and around the world against systemic racism and police brutality against Black people. The discussions will provide a safe space for international and U.S. students to learn with and from each other.
The series will support students who did not grow up in the U.S. in better understanding current race relations here, and offer students who did grow up in the U.S. a chance to better understand race relations in other parts of the world and how people in other countries perceive race relations in the U.S. – allowing both groups to engage in meaningful, mutually beneficial conversations about these difficult topics.
Discussions are facilitated by University of Washington professor and racial equity consultant Dr. Anu Taranath.
The series is made up of five virtual Zoom meetings between July 9th and August 6th. All meetings will take place on Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:30pm. In order to build and maintain a safe learning environment, participants should plan to commit to all five discussions in the series.
FIUTS is a nonprofit organization based on the campus of the University of Washington focused on promoting international understanding and community.