News & Events


Wendy Ellis Announced as Director of GW Equity Institute

January 29, 2024

The assistant professor of global health and director of the Center for Community Resilience will lead the interdisciplinary equity studies hub into its next phase.

In Latest Round of Seed Grants, Equity Institute Funds Community Health Research Network and Clinical Tool for Nursing Home Nurses

November 17, 2023

The Equity Institute has provided over $650,000 in funding for interdisciplinary projects and convened experts addressing racial, ethnic and economic inequality.

Equity Institute Chartered at GW

February 22, 2023

The interdisciplinary research hub will provide a bridge across disciplines for scholars addressing racial and socioeconomic injustice.

To Fight Structural Inequity, Institutions Must Face Ugly Truths

September 26, 2022

Delivering Equity Institute keynote, professor and CNN commentator Eddie Glaude pointed to the unacknowledged “value gap” at the root of structural inequalities

From Meatpacking to Policing, GW Researchers Bridge Disciplines to Address Inequity

September 19, 2022

Equity Institute Initiative will showcase researchers’ work on racial, ethnic and socioeconomic equity Sept. 22 and 23.


The George Washington University Equity Institute holds multiple events throughout the academic year. Please check back for new events.



GW Equity Institute Strategic Planning Retreat

Date: June 5, 2023
Time: 9 am - 5 pm

During this retreat, we will be joined by two special guests who will assist us with brainstorming the next steps in the strategic planning process for the Equity Institute.

The Jury's Still Out: What the Murder of Henry Glover Tells Us about Police Accountability and our Justice System Today

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Time: 4 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Media and Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium

Join us on Tuesday, May 2, at 4 pm to hear from GW Law Alum and Author Jared Fishman as he discusses his new book, "Fire on the Levee: The Murder of Henry Glover and the Search for Justice after Hurricane Katrina." Join us to learn about the multi-year saga to solve the crime and hold the police accountable from people at the center of the case. The evening will include a panel discussion on how Henry Glover's murder should inform our current efforts to build a more effective and fair justice system. 

Event Details

Equity in Global Healthcare: Accessing Resources for Change Workshop

Date: April 26

This event featured a Keynote Session led by a team of surgeons from GW and Africa reporting on their EII-funded research on “The Impact of Colonialism on Surgical Training Structures on Africa.” Additional sessions discussed networking, funding, and publication for research. 

Workshop Details

GWU Equity Institute Kitchen Cabinet Gratitude, Celebration, and Visioning Brunch

Date: April 3, 2023

Description: During this event, you will hear updates on the Equity Institute Initiative, the Spring 2023 Global Equity Workshop, and more!



NSF Program Solicitation Breakfast Meeting with Dean Matthew & Vice Provost Pam Norris

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022

During this meeting, attendees learned about the upcoming NSF Racial Equity in STEM Education program solicitation from an NSF grant manager and grant recipient. 

Presenter at Equity Institute Initiative

2022 Equity Institute Initiative Research Showcase

Date: September 23, 2022

The George Washington University held its first racial and socioeconomic equity research showcase. GW's Equity Institute is a university-wide collaboration to create an institute dedicated to community-engaged research on the worldwide program of racial and ethnic inequality.