UAW 4121

Third Thursdays Anti-Discrimination Workshops

What: Anti-Discrimination Working Group workshop “How to Call in and Get Called in”
When: Thurs 10/15 at 5:30pm (and every third Thursday!)
How to join: RSVP at

UAW 4121’s Anti-Discrimination Working Group is offering a series of workshops that hope to go beyond the basics of anti-discrimination 101 trainings. These modules are intended to empower Academic Student Employees (ASEs) and Postdocs with the tools to reflect on, grow, and develop their anti-discrimination practice in order to influence change within themselves and promote a more inclusive, equitable and just place for us to learn and work.

Workshops will be offered monthly via Zoom on the third Thursday of each month to all ASEs and Postdocs. UW students who aren’t ASEs are also warmly welcome. Some months will offer modules at both the foundational and advanced levels in order to meet the diverse needs of the audience. These 60-minute workshops are designed to offer a balance of learning, discussion, and Q&A. Our first workshop offering will be this Thursday, October 15 at 5:30pm. The subject of the workshop is How to Call in and Get Called in. You can visit this page on our website for a full description of the workshop and the next three months’ offerings. Please RSVP at

Note: If you’re looking for foundational resources in advance of the first session to introduce you to terminology and key concepts that will be covered in the modules, you can visit the our webpage on racial justice resources (scroll down to the bottom under Educational Resources & Organizations).

Submit Comments Against Proposed Visa Changes 

Tell DHS: Roll Back the Rule that Harms International Students/Scholars!

On September 26, the Trump administration announced a proposed rule change that would impose arbitrary limits on the duration of international student/scholar visas, and create additional complications that are clearly designed to discourage entry to and work in the U.S.  This is yet another instance of the larger Trump xenophobic agenda to limit all forms of immigration.

Our International Solidarity Working Group is mobilizing along with unionized academic workers nationwide to flood the Department of Homeland Security with comments opposing the rule.  You can help!  The more comments DHS receives, the more likely we are to stop this rule from being implemented.

The deadline for submitting comments is October 26th. Please take action today!

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions about this proposed rule and other information particularly relevant for international students/scholars, please check out this page.

In solidarity,

Douglas Avella-Castro
Leandro Casiraghi
Amanda Clouser
Monica Cortés Viharo
Max Friedfeld
Vern Harner
Dan Hart
Amzi Jeffs
Sam Kastner
Kyle Kubler
Kristin McCowan
Emily Myers
Anzela Niraula
Jacob O’Connor
Elena Pandres
Nayon Park
Marissa Parker
David Parsons
Shua Sanchez
Paige Sechrest
Solmaz Shakerifard
Sam Sumpter
Judy Twedt