WASLA | Call for Design Leads – Empowering BIPOC Youth: Pathways to Sustainable Design Futures

For the next cohort UWASLA Youth Outreach; Empowering BIPOC Youth: Pathways to Sustainable Design Futures, will be working with DRCC Youth Corps on a series of events to redesign Jack Block Park. We are looking for people interested in joining the events to lead the youth in the process of design. Please refer to the flyer for more information regarding the project. A LOOK INSIDE THE PROJECT: In the month of May, Empowering BIPOC Youth: Pathways to Sustainable Design Futures, will be
working with DRCC Youth Corps on a design mock studio to redesign Jack Block Park. During each event we will have a presentation stating the goals of the day. Then in smaller teams the youth will collaborate on designing their ideal Jack Block Park. Leads will be present and work with the youth to answer questions and push their designs. We hope to empower students in the design field by letting them make their own choices, we are there to support and elevate their designs. Please note there is an opportunity to join the planning team that works on organizing the outline of each event. If you’re interested please fill out this short survey to have you listed!Email with any questions: arevam@uw.edu
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APWA (American Public Works Association) UW Chapter Officer Openings

Why join us?

Opportunities to develop relationships with local professionals in the field of public works to not only understand future career opportunities but also get direct leads on employment! We also host resume reviews as well as networking sessions and tours to public works sites like the UW Power Plant and SeaTac International Airport.

The field of public works is vast and includes all aspects of civil engineering, environmental science and engineering, construction management, and public administration. The Washington State chapter of APWA is the 3rd largest chapter in the country and is very active in education, advocacy and networking. Membership in the UW Chapter is alse free!

The UW officers’ primary role is helping organize one or two events per quarter, including educational presentations, field trips, resume workshops and networking events with local professionals. If you are interested in joining us for next year, please fill out this form(tinyurl.com/APWAOfficerForm).

Best,
APWA UW Chapter

Perlego $20,000 scholarship

The applications for 2022 open today (April 18th).

The deadline is August 20th.

These are the scholarship details:

  • One grand prize winner will receive a scholarship of $5,000/year for 4 years of college/university. In addition they will receive a 1-3 month internship after graduation.
  • Scholarship is open to current high school and college students meeting the following criteria:
  • Interested in/studying technology, computer science, or engineering
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Interested students can go here to learn more: https://www.perlego.com/mission-scholarship-bursary-programme

Introducing Ride Now!

Ride Now offers on-demand rides to eligible riders by providing ride vouchers up to $20 in value through Uber, Lyft or Yellow Cab to anywhere they want to go. While you don’t have to live in Seattle to use the service, your trip does have to start or end in the Seattle city limits. Riders can claim up to six $20 Ride Now vouchers per month (three roundtrips).
 
Riders can use the vouchers to connect to a transit hub or go someplace in their neighborhood not well served by transit.
 
To learn more about rider eligibility, how to use the service and to request ride vouchers, visit the Ride Now website.
 
Riders can choose which service provider they prefer based on their accessibility needs. Passengers who need a wheelchair accessible vehicle will be automatically routed to the Yellow Cab option.

LAVENDER GRADUATION!

It’s that time of year again…
LAVENDER GRADUATION!
In honor of the amazing accomplishments our 2SLGBTQIA+ community members and students have achieved, we proudly celebrate YOU! To our soon-to-be graduates, don’t forget to
Registration for the event closes this Friday, April 15th, at midnight.
** This event is open to all currently enrolled graduating UW students across the tri-campuses **
Our Program of Events is as follows…
Join us, May 31st through June 4th for Lavender Graduation HYPE Week!
There will be both in-person outdoor festivities like a community picnic as well as virtual socials like Gayme Night. Our pre-recorded commencement ceremony will be released on
Saturday June 4th
so follow us on socials and YouTube for current updates and don’t forget, all registrants for Lavender Graduation will receive a goody bag of Lav Grad Swag!

Grounding the Green New Deal: A Summit on Design, Policy, and Advocacy

April 9, 12-5pm*  National Building Museum, 401 F St NW, Washington, DC *Doors open at 11am for pre-event exhibit and networking. There will be a post-summit reception until 7pm.

More panelists confirmed! Hear from influential leaders working on issues of climate and equity: Bryan Lee Jr, Kate Orff, Colette Pichon Battle, Nikil Saval, Billy Fleming, Dana Bourland, Anne Whiston Spirn, and more.

There is an essential role for the built environment disciplines to play in addressing the climate crisis and translating the goals of decarbonization, jobs, and justice into on-the-ground practices and built works. Through panel discussions with leading changemakers, this summit examines the intersection of policy, design, and advocacy to identify ways to accelerate individual and collective actions to effect change. The summit builds from the Green New Deal Superstudio, a year-long open call which attracted the participation of more than 3,000 students and practitioners in the built environment disciplines. Some 670 design and planning projects were submitted to give form to the goals of the movement-led vision, and a select set will be on display during the event.

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UNDOCU WEEK

Undocu Week
Leadership Without Borders
March 7-11, 2022 | 5-7 PM

Undocu Week is hosted by Leadership Without Borders (LWB) and consists of a series of weeklong events that provide knowledge, resources and more to the UW community and beyond! This is the week’s itinerary—all events will be from 5-7pm in the ECC Unity Suite!

There will be fun prizes at select events that include Undocu Week swag, music, food and more! We welcome everyone to join us as immigration is an intersectional issue that impacts ALL communities. Keep an eye out for more information about each even on Instagram. We can’t wait to see you all, come join us!

CALL FOR REVIEWERS – Empowering BIPOC Youth: Pathways to Sustainable Design Futures

This school year the Landscape Architecture Department received a SEED Grant to work with the youth of surrounding communities of the Duwamish River on a landscape architecture mock studio. The project outlines that UWASLA Youth Outreach Coordinator and volunteers will engage students around questions of public space, ecology, and social justice. The studio will serve as a space for youth to reflect on the traumatic effects of living near a Superfund Site while generating awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy community. The design studio will focus on Jack Block Park, located in West Seattle along the Duwamish Waterway. Through exploration, conversations, and design, students will begin to imagine the land and water’s potential. The project seeks to empower youth to reimagine a different, more equitable and just future through the lens of landscape architecture.

For the first cohort we worked with Proyecto Saber, which means Project to Know, is a class offered at Denny International Middle School, whose mission is explicitly committed to social change and decolonization through an ethnic studies lens. Student teachings include leadership skills, ethnic studies, academic support, and college readiness.

We are reaching out to current students and professionals to join us on the students final presentation day on March 18, 2022 between 8:30am-3:00pm at Denny International Middle School. Reviewers are asked to commit to class times (google form signup), as they will be changing every 50 minutes. The format of this event is a gallery walk where reviewers interact with students and leave comments on projects. As this is the first introduction and exposure to Landscape Architecture and design professionals for many of these students, we ask that reviewers support this exploratory phase by centering focus and curiosity on student priorities and interest.

What: Call for Reviewers

When: March 18, 2022 @8:30-3:00pm (1 hour commitment minimum – signup for time slots)

Where: Denny International Middle School – 2601 SW Kenyon St, Seattle, WA 98106

Why: To provide support and learn about youth interest and needs for their community.

How: Gallery walk style presentation for each class period (50 minutes), where reviewers are welcomed to interact and engage with students and projects. As reviewers you are welcomed to commit to the whole schedule or select times that work best for you (see google form)

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer please fill out the google form below. If you have any questions please contact Maria Arevalo at arevam@uw.edu