UW Impact Fall Events 2022

As students prepare to return to their classes at UW, we’ve gathered readings, events, and programs to keep you connected and involved. See what’s happening:


Looking for ways to learn more about our democracy and meet other members of the UW alumni community?  Attend one of UW Impact’s in-person or virtual events:

  • Thursday, October 6: The Trickier Side of Free Speech (Virtual)

What parts of free speech are the least understood? UW Impact will host a discussion with state Senator David Frockt, media litigator Caesar Kalinowski, ’17, and UW political science professor Victor Menaldo to discuss the context of free speech in our current political climate, and the pros and cons of limiting free speech viewed as untrue or potentially harmful to others. 

Register here: “The Trickier Side of Free Speech

  • Thursday, October 20: What the Constitution Means to Me Theater Night (Seattle Area)

UWAA and UW Impact are organizing a night at the theater! “What the Constitution Means to Me” is a Tony Award-nominated play that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Your orchestra seat ticket also includes a hosted pre-show reception with drinks, snacks and a fascinating view of the back-of-house production areas. We hope you’ll join us for an evening of big ideas — on and off the stage! 

Register here: “What the Constitution Means to Me

And save the date for winter…

  • Thursday, January 5: UW Impact Legislative Preview (University of Washington HUB Ballroom)

The ninth annual UW Impact Legislative Preview brings leaders from higher education and state government together to discuss pressing issues in post-secondary education for the upcoming legislative session.  This January, we’ll be exploring the complexities of student debt. More details forthcoming in late fall.


  • Did you see this article in the Seattle Times? UW continues to be recognized a one of the top universities in the world, but needs continued strong support from our State Legislature to stay there. 
  • The UW Alumni Book Club is reading Free Speech, from Socrates to Social Media. Learn more and join the conversation here.

Any questions about events or or opportunities to get involved? Reach out to us at info@uwimpact.org.