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On Equity and Anti-Racism

Thanks for visiting my guide for the ISS Program. While this guide is meant to provide research help and academic support to students in the program, it also feels necessary to address my own identities and privileges as part of the ways in which I am choosing to highlight certain information. I am a white person and live my life through this lens. While I am continually learning to see whiteness and undo the harm it creates, I am committing myself to providing equitable information and resources to you regardless of citizenship status, culture, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class or identity. I support free speech and ideas from many perspectives and experiences, and I actively work to provide opinions and information sources on a range of topics and ideologies. This is the basis of strong inquiry. While I support the active exchange of oppositional and differing ideas and approaches, I do not promote information based on bigotry, racism, violence or white supremacy. Academic research is capable of causing harm when left uncriticized of its history and power. Some of the ways that I work to engage antiracist and anti-oppressive practices in the work that I do are to:

  • Actively discuss whiteness, racism and intellectual colonialism with colleagues and students
  • Reflect on and be transparent about my own privileges and practices
  • Provide information that specifically supports breaking down structural inequities and power relations
  • Promote open scholarship and community-generated non-scholarly forms of publishing
  • Center the work of marginalized people and communities in my teaching and references, especially Black and Indigenous authors and experiences
  • Build learning materials that are accessible to a variety of learning styles and abilities 

I welcome conversations, inquiries and criticisms on how I can support you more fully.



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Reed Garber-Pearson
165 Suzzallo Library
Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish) land

My Accessibility Practices

I strive to make my communications and appointments with you as accessible as possible. Here are standard practices I use. 

  • Alt-text for images
  • Captions for video content
  • Heading structure to provide hierarchy
  • Lists instead of tables
  • Hyperlinks

The UW Libraries provides a number of accessibility accommodations and kits, available for check-out. To see the accessibility features of the Libraries, see Accessibility at the Libraries

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