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Courses in the area of Inequalities and Power Relations (IP) examine the intersecting power relations through which social inequalities are produced and contested in local and national contexts.
Inequalities & Power Theme
"Black Lives Matter Black Friday" by All-Nite Images. Licensed under CC BY 2.0
Civil Rights Seattle
Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project is based at the University of Washington
The BlackPast online reference center makes available six centuries of African American history.
Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ)
A National network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Local Seattle group is the Coalition of AntiRacism Whites (CARW).
Collaborative blog that connects current events with scholarship, highlighting sociological research on race and racism, and the ways these interact with class, gender and sexuality.
Crunk Feminist Collective
Collective forum blog for and about articulating feminist consciousness for women and men of color. Blends popular culture, Hip Hop culture, and Southern Black culture
Equal Rights Washington
Promotes dignity, safety, and equality for all LGBTQ residents of Washington state
ACLU of Washington
Nation's premier organization dedicated to defending and expanding civil liberties for all people
Resources and readings on transformative justice, community accountability, healing justice, restorative justice and abolition
Some key databases related to this theme are not limited to, but include the following. Those with the icon are available online through the UW Libraries.
Alt-PressWatch This link opens in a new window
Selected newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.
Black Studies Center This link opens in a new window
Scholarly and general interest sources and historical newspapers and other primary sources on the Black experience from ancient past to present day.
HAPI This link opens in a new window
Citations and online journal articles about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.
PAIS Index This link opens in a new window
Social and public policy literature from periodicals, government documents, books, and other sources.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Key statistics about crime, law enforcement, and the U.S. justice system.
Alexander Street Press: LGBT Studies
LGBT Studies feature award-winning films, documentaries, interviews, and archival footage exploring the social, cultural, and political evolution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. Includes LGBT Thought and Culture article collection and LGBT Studies in Video.
Washington Prison History Project
An archive containing artifacts, commentaries, interviews, scholarship and multimedia games that explore the histories and activism around mass incarceration and abolition in WA state.