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Whitman Welcomes a New Sexual Assault Victims Advocate

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2016

Hailey Powers, Whitman’s new Sexual Assault Victims Advocate, will begin work on campus this week. Employed by the local YWCA, a sexual assault and domestic violence response organization with a branch in Walla Walla, she will remain independent from Whitman College, even though her office will be l...

Take Back the Night to See More Community Involvement

Illustration by Tyler Schuh

Karah Kemmerly

April 18, 2013

In 1917, Mary Shipman Penrose, the wife of Whitman College president Stephen B. Penrose, was the first president of the Walla Walla YWCA. Almost one hundred years later, Whitman and the YWCA are joining forces again to serve women in the community. YWCA advocate Laura Mills, Americorps Intern with the YWCA Jenna Skinness and several members of Feminists Advocating ...

YWCA, allies march against domestic violence

Lachlan Johnson

October 18, 2012

They rolled in on motorcycles, decked out in heels, neon wigs and other finery, or came bearing homemade signs urging an end to violence. Participants of all stripes came to take part in the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Walla Walla's third annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" march against...

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