Stacey Wedlake and partner organizations presented “’Help is really necessary’: Case study of a technology distribution program for unemployed workers” at DIPRC2021: Digital Inclusion Policy and Research Conference.
Stacey Wedlake and research partners from the Seattle Jobs Initiative, City of Seattle ITD, and City of Seattle OED presented their paper, “Creating a Digital Bridge: Lessons and Policy Implications from a Technology Access and Distribution Program for Low-income Job Seekers," at TPRC2021: The Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy.
The UW iSchool, in partnership with University of Texas at Austin (UT), Washington State University (WSU), Seattle Central College (SCC), and Black Brilliance Research (BBR), has been selected for the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator program 2021 cohort, receiving $750,000 in Phase 1 planning funding for Co-designing for Trust: Reimagining Online Information Literacies with Underserved Communities. The principal investigators on the project are Jevin West, Katie Davis, Emma Spiro, Samuel Woolley (UT Austin), Ahmer Arifand (UT Austin). Jason C. Young, Tanu Mitra, and Cindy Aden will serve as senior personnel. Jevin West and Jason C. Young will co-lead the project.
Miranda Belarde-Lewis successfully launched her 4th curatorial project: Sho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver BC. The exhibition runs through June 5, 2022 and explores the ongoing legacy of colonization and the intergenerational beauty of Indigenous cultures, all explored the medium of fashion. The exhibition has received nationwide media coverage through the CBC and APTN networks in Canada.
Miranda Belarde-Lewis presented with co-author Sarah Kostelecky their chapter "Tribal Critical Race Theory in Zuni Pueblo: Information Access in a Cautious Community” for Mellon Fellows at Dartmouth's Library and Hood Museum of Art. The chapter appears in the book Knowledge Justice: Disrupting Library and Information Studies Through Critical Race Theory (MIT Press).