Student Update: Ed.D. Students Concerned About Racism, Violence

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Students in the first cohort of UW Tacoma's new Doctorate of Education program recently authored an opinion piece in The News Tribune, expressing concerns over recent events of racism and violence, and pledging to "work toward solutions which create opportunities for equity throughout our society."

Graduate students in UW Tacoma's Educational Leadership doctorate program recently published an opinion piece in The News Tribune: "UWT doctoral students share concerns over racism, violence."

The students are Kirsten Wilbur, Theresa R. Ramos, Bronwyn G. Pughe, Lucretia A. Berg and Mona M. Johnson.

Reflecting on their three years of study (the Ed.D. program was founded in 2013), the students "understand our responsibility to call out injustice and work toward solutions which create opportunities for equity throughout our society."

The students "commit to investing our time, talents and efforts toward promoting greater diversity on our campuses and in our workplaces; to creating safe spaces for students, faculty and staff of color; and to intentional listen to the concerns of all underrepresented populations. ... We recognize that the moment to attend to these issues, to listen and to act is now."

Read the complete opinion column at The News Tribune (subscription may be required).

Get more information about UW Tacoma's Educational Leadership doctoral program, now recruiting it's summer 2016 cohort.

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John Burkhardt / January 14, 2016
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John Burkhardt, UW Tacoma Communications, 253-692-4536 or johnbjr@uw.edu