SMEA Diversity Forum

We are an informal group of graduate students at the University of Washington committed to advancing diversity, inclusivity, equity, and justice in in the field of marine and environmental affairs. This carrd is in no way affiliated with UW or any of its departments.

What We Do

Our Mission:

to provide space, support and resources to hold discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion and support SMEA students to center underrepresented voices in marine and environmental affairsto use collective power to support social, racial, and environmental justice-oriented initiatives within our department and wider community

Our Initiatives:

Fall Quarter weekly meetings: Tuesdays 5pm (on Zoom)Zoom teach-ins Town halls Workshops Newsletter Letter writingProtests/Demonstrations

For specifics on more action items, see below:

Meeting Minutes


Recommended readings from members:
Recreating Wakanda by promoting black excellence in ecology and evolution, Schell et al., 2020.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, feedback, please contact us at:

[email protected]


Week of Oct 12-16