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May 5, 2021
By LSJ Student Communications Assistant, Katie Pattenaude If one thing has been made clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the stark socioeconomic disparity that exists in our current system and its subsequent impact on health outcomes.  People living unsheltered have been left particularly vulnerable during this pandemic. With some services closed, many individuals have not been able to access the support they need. This gap in care required a creative solution. This is where a new... Read more
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March 31, 2021
The Washington state Legislature took action Tuesday to shut down the Northwest detention center in Tacoma, one of the largest facilities in the country holding people the government is seeking to deport. Angelina Godoy, professor of law, societies and justice at the UW and director of the UW Center for Human Rights, is quoted. Featured on... Read more
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March 24, 2021
Victor Fonseca is one of three detainees making great sacrifices to protest the conditions forced on them. ICE officials deny the strikes are taking place. Angelina Godoy, professor of law, societies and justice at the UW and director of the UW Center for Human Rights, is quoted. Featured on Real Change News 
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March 23, 2021
By Katie Pattenaude, LSJ Student Communications Assistant This year, the LSJ Day of Service looked a little different. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, the LSJ Department was unable to host its annual Day of Service event wherein students, alumni, staff, and faculty come together to give back to the community. Typically, this day involved volunteering at the Downtown Emergency Services Center, a prominent local non-profit organization that provides housing... Read more
Northwest Detention Center
February 25, 2021
By Katie Pattenaude, LSJ Student Communications Assistant LSJ Professor Angelina Godoy believes that the best learning is learning by doing. Particularly in the field of human rights, Godoy says that while there is an important place for book learning and lectures, the best learning couples deeper analysis of text and scholarly work with hands-on work in communities that are struggling for their rights. With this principle in mind, when she knew she would be teaching an LSJ 491 senior seminar... Read more
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February 9, 2021
“How do we atone for the worst thing we’ve ever done?” That is the question at the heart of the podcast “Making Amends,” which features men serving time in the Oregon State Penitentiary. Steve Herbert, professor of law, societies and justice and of geography at the UW, brought together a group of men at the prison for a class on atonement with the goal of creating a podcast.... Read more
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February 2, 2021
Steve Herbert, the Mark Torrance Professor of Law, Societies, and Justice, explains the intention and process behind his new podcast, Making Amends, in which he speaks to men at an Oregon prison about their crimes and remorse. Featured on UW News 
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January 28, 2021
By Katie Pattenaude, LSJ Student Communications Assistant This January, LSJ Professor Steve Herbert released his new podcast, Making Amends. Featuring six men incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary, this series explores atonement, accountability, and justice in the age of mass incarceration.  Making Amends was, in part, inspired by the extensive interviews Herbert conducted with lifers and prison staff for his 2019 book, Too Easy to Keep: Life Sentenced Prisoners and the Future of Mass... Read more
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January 27, 2021
This week at the UW, attend virtual Meany on Screen events, a lecture in the History Lecture Series, and more. Featured on UW News 
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January 27, 2021
This week at the UW, attend the History Lecture Series, Meany On Screen events, and more. Featured on UW News 

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