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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resource Guide


34th Annual Indian Law Symposium: Restatement of the Law of American Indians

UW Law's Indian Law Symposium, an annual tradition for 34 years, is being held in two parts for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Part 1 was held on Friday, October 1, 2021 and featured a full set of topics from panelists across the country.

Part 2 will be held on April 21 and 22, 2022 and will focus exclusively on the forthcoming Restatement of The Law of American Indians. The presenters will all be from the group of experts who participated in the drafting of the Restatement. The event will be cosponsored with the Washington Law Review and supported by the American Law Institute. 

For Faculty, Students, & Staff

Integrating Doctrine & Diversity Speaker Series: Making Changes, Making Mistakes - March 2, 2022 @ 3:30 PM

What should law professors do (and not do) when they make a mistake or a comment that is racist/sexist/homophobic/classist/ableist or otherwise offensive in the law school classroom? This installment of the Integrating Doctrine & Diversity Speaker Series will be led by professors (and a law student) who are engaging in this work successfully. They will talk about their scholarship and the right strategies to employ when mistakes are made.


“We Exist: Maine’s Black Residents and Civil Rights Activism” is the second of a six-part digital exhibit series. For the purpose of this series, activism is described as any individual or community effort to bring awareness to issues that can promote changes in the political, economic, and social lives of African American people, as well as actions taken by those who are seeking fair treatment and equitable access to resources. The exhibit is comprised of photos, written transcripts, and audio interview clips from the Gerald E. Talbot and African American Collections. The exhibit centers on Black families and individuals in the state of Maine and seeks to tell their stories of how they engaged in various Civil Rights moments.

Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine
Maine Historical Society's powerful initiative BEGIN AGAIN: reckoning with intolerance in Maine examined the roots of social justice topics and aims to stimulate civic engagement and foster dialogue among Mainers. The Black Lives Matter movement, political unrest, and COVID-19 converged into a societal crisis. BEGIN AGAIN explored Maine's historic role in these crises, and the national dialogue on race and equity through a physical exhibition and a virtual program series. (View the online exhibit on Maine Memory Network.)