Anti-Racism (PEAR)

The Pro-Equity Anti-Racism (PEAR) Initiative provides an additional level of support and accountability in the eradication of inequities in Washington State Agencies.

Eastern Washington University (EWU)  addresses issues of exclusion, discrimination, harassment, and all forms of inequity with urgency.

Eastern Washington University, PEAR Statement

Eastern Washington University is an institution that respects all its campus members, and their contributions from students, faculty, and staff voices. We strive to ensure EWU is a welcoming and inclusive environment where all members of the campus community have the opportunity to thrive. These aspirations are underpinned with our values of grit, grace, gratitude and greatness and the EWU commitment to being “all in” as one United Eagle Family.

Executive Order 22-04

In March 2022, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Executive Order 22-04, requiring all Washington State agencies to implement a pro-equity anti-racism strategy called the PEAR Plan & Playbook under the guidance of the Office of Equity.

This strategy requires the UTC to:

  • Develop a PEAR Strategic Action Plan to identify equity gaps at the UTC and prioritize how to address those gaps.
  • Establish an agency PEAR team with staff from all levels and areas of the commission, to help create and implement
    the strategic action plan.
  • Establish an external PEAR Advisory Working Group to include the public and impacted communities in evaluating and
    improving UTC processes.
  • Submit an annual PEAR performance report to the Office of Equity.