Environmental Justice Conference 2020

WHEN: April 7, 2020 | 12:00 – 5:00pm
WHERE: Alder Hall

The College of the Environment- Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at University of Washington (UW) will celebrate its 3rd Environmental Justice Conference on April 7, 2020. This conference emerges from an ongoing conversation across UW departments regarding how to foster equitable and fair collaborations with local and global communities. The main objective of this conference is to reflect on best practices around community-based approaches in order to fully understand the positionality of researchers in environmental/climate justice initiatives.

Call for Workshop Proposals

We invite interested participants to join and extend this conversation to explore methodologies, challenges and opportunities through the design of workshops that may include interactive presentations, discussions and exercises. Suggested key themes include community engagement, participatory/community-based action research methodologies, and equitable partnerships.

Proposals should be submitted in PDF format by email to coenvdiv@uw.edu by Friday, February 28, 2020 [11.59pm Pacific Standard Time].


  1. Participants should submit proposals as a single PDF file. Proposals should consider workshop with a length of no more than 60 minutes.
  2. We expect most proposals to be around 2 pages. Please include the following information:
    • Workshop title
    • A short summary (200 words or less) of your workshop that, if accepted, will be provided to potential workshop participants.
    • An outline of main goals and learning outcomes.
    • A list of presenters/facilitators (name, title, school/college, email, and a short bio describing relevant experience and qualifications). Workshops are required to have one organizer who will be the point of contact for correspondence.
    • Workshop structure, including main activities and resources.
    • Maximum number of participants (to assist in room assignment)
    • Anticipated equipment needs. The standard A/V setup is a screen and LCD projector.

The selection committee will evaluate the proposals based on the following criteria:

  • The potential for the topic of the workshop to generate engaging discussions.
  • The relevance of the topic to the main conference theme.
  • Collaborations across units, disciplines, and/or with non-UW groups.
  • The potential to promote action after the conference.

Proposals for workshops will be reviewed and selected by an interdisciplinary committee and all submitters will be notified of acceptance decisions by March 6, 2020. At that time, organizers will be provided with instructions to begin preparing their sessions.

For any Questions Please Contact:

Isabel Carrera Zamanillo

Isabel Carrera Zamanillo



Nicole David

Nicole David



Terryl Ross

Terryl Ross


By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach