Wire Watch: April 11th – April 18th

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

Thursday, April 11th, 4:00-5:00 pm in the Maxey 207

The Maxey Museum debuts their new installation, Caution! Broken Past. This exhibit is one of four new student installations opening through the Maxey Museum this semester. Join guest speakers Jennifer Karson Engum and Randall Melton of Tamástslikt Cultural Institute for the opening talk on the future of research on the Whitmans and collaboration with Tamástslikt. The event is followed by a reception in the Maxey West Foyer


Thursday, April 11th, 6:15-9:00 pm in Cordiner Hall

Take Back the Night is an annual event that speaks out against sexual violence and supporters survivors of sexual abuse and violence. A postering session will begin at 6:15, continued by a march beginning in Cordiner Hall, and then series of student testimonies to end the evening.


Friday, April 12th 12:00-12:50 pm in Reid Ballroom

To commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, Continuing the Conversation is presenting Clarice Wilsey, daughter of a Dachau Liberator. Wilsey will share the incredible Holocaust experience of her father, Captain David Wilsey, who was an army physician and one of 27 doctors who entered Dachau concentration camp during the liberation to provide medical care to former prisoners. Free lunch will be provided.


Saturday, April 13th, 7:00-9:00 pm in Reid Ballroom

The annual Taste of Africa has arrived! Join groups like WASA, BSU, and WEB in celebrating African Fashion. This year, WASA is working in collaboration with an African Fashion designer based in New York. There will be performances by Whitman students as well as students from the Walla Walla University. Don’t forget the buffet featuring a wide variety of regional African dishes! This event is free and open to the public.


Wednesday, April 17th 7:00 pm in Reid Coffeehouse

Diane Burkholder is the co-founder of One-Struggle KC, a coalition of Kansas City activists striving to connect experiences of oppressed Black communities, locally and globally. She is a cisgender, queer, mixed race, Black feminist community organizer. This lecture will be about her work for multiple organizations including the DB Approach, which provides anti-oppression and social justice coaching and training, as well as the American Humanist Association.