iSchool Erasing Racism
(Ī-Ē-rā-siz-əm) n. – A movement to erase the belief that one race is superior to another. An iSchool student organization that is committed to putting an end to racism.
As students from underrepresented backgrounds, we often feel invisible in academic and professional environments. Our experiences, our languages, and our cultures are confronted with challenges of assimilation.
It is the mission of iEracism to provide a safe space for students from ALL backgrounds to engage in dialogue and action around issues of oppression. Such a space is meant for both the personal and the political. We are committed to working with allies in organizing events--open to the student body--that focus on intersectional issues of critical race theory, as they relate to the UW iSchool and the field of Information at large. We are a graduate student group in the iSchool at the University of Washington, Seattle.
The organizational structure of iEracism shall consist of a horizontal/flat leadership, in which each core organizer shall exercise equal decision-making power while managing an equitable number of responsibilities/tasks.
2013- 2014 iEracism Core Organizers
- Logistics Coordinator; Crystal Clements, MLIS
- Publicity Officer: Tracy Foster, MLIS
- Representative: Mario Macias, MLIS
- Secretary: Jaki Parsons, MLIS
- Treasurer: Albert Ybarra, MLIS