Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

The Public Service Weekend (PSW) Virtual Conference will be hosted on Zoom. Watch Zoom’s tutorial video to learn how to join a Zoom meeting, including obtaining a free Zoom account. All accepted scholars will receive a calendar invitation (using the e-mail provided with your application materials) for the conference. These calendar invitations will provide:

The Zoom meeting code
The Zoom meeting link
The Zoom dial-in number for each session

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From protests to policy change: Lessons from Seattle

Interested in getting started on policy and activism? Here is a list of resources our conference speakers suggested.

DAY 1: Thursday, August 19, 2021

DAY 2: Friday, August 20, 2021

DAY 3: Thursday, August 26, 2021

DAY 4: Friday, August 27, 2021

DAY ONE: Thursday, August, 19, 2021

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

Welcome & Conference Kick-Off

Dean Jodi Sandfort

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

Opening Remarks: Insights on a year of protest in Seattle

Professor Karin Martin

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM PDT

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

Community Building Activity

Keynote Address: A year of Protest: Reform, Community, and the Future of Seattle, Vu Le

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

Closing & reflections

DAY TWO: Friday, August 20, 2021

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM PDT

Welcome & Check-in

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM PDT

Panel: A year of Protest: Policy priorities & Voices of the Community

Panelists: Marlon Brown, BLM Seattle King County & Trae Thompson-Wiley, Black Action Coalition

Moderator: Professor Karin Martin

Trae Thompson-Wiley

12:30 PM – 1:50 PM PDT

Panel: Policy, Politics, and the Public: Insights on a Year of Protest in Seattle & WA

Panelists: Kirsten Harris-Talley, WA State Representative|37th LD

Jesse Johnson, WA State Representative|30th LD

Jamila Taylor, WA State Representative|30th LD

Moderator: Dean Jodi Sandfort

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM PDT


DAY THREE: Thursday, August 26, 2021

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

Welcome & Agenda overview

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM PDT

Panel: Climate & Environmental justice: Strategies for impacting Policy

Panelists: Aurora Martin (Co-Director, Front And Centered)

Matt Remle: Environmental Justice Activist, Community organizer, & Educator

Moderator: Adrienne Hampton

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM PDT

Panel: Policy Approaches by Centering Homelessness

Panelists: Marc Dones, King County Regional Housing Authority

Matt Fowle, Activist and PhD Student

Moderator: Professor Rachel Fyall

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

DAY Four: Friday, August 27, 2021

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM PDT

Welcome & Check-in

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Panel: Careers in Public Service and Policy

Panelists: Liam Dale, Marco Dorado, & Cacima Lee

Moderator: Shannon Merchant

Marco Dorado

Cacima Lee

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

Workshop: Graduate School Admissions Overview

Presenter: Carol Dinh, Assistant Director of Admissions & Student Inclusion

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM PDT

Community Reflections & Takeaways

1: 30 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

Closing, honoring, & gratitude sharing