Diversity

Our Diversity Values

Established January 22, 2021

The School of Social Work (SSW) strives to create a culture of caring and lifelong learning. We recognize that Eastern Washington University (EWU) is occupying the Indigenous lands of the Spokane and Ktunaxa people. We value Indigenous voices, experiences, and contributions. We acknowledge the existence of racism, ableism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and discrimination based on religion and social-economic status. We also acknowledge the intersectionality of these types of discrimination. We recognize that the profession of social work has been complicit in those structures. We challenge those structures through teaching, research, community building, and service that incorporates an anti-oppression framework, is grounded in justice, and is inclusive.


W.I.T.H. – Welcoming All IThe Here-and-Now

Every month, a group of faculty, staff, students, and community partners gather to discuss issues and identify action steps related to anti-racism, diversity, inclusion, and equity. If you are interested in learning more or joining the group, please contact Amanda Reedy at areedy@ewu.edu.