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Art Installation Reclaims Immigrant Narratives in Walla Walla

Art and posters part of an art installation by BAM (Borders As Method) to be displayed on campus
May 3, 2018

Students at Whitman and Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) shed light on immigrant experiences and seeks to raise awareness surrounding over-simplified misconceptions about immigrants through a joint art...

Internationally Renowned Trans-Activist Bamby Salcedo Visits Campus

Salcedo, 5 from right, poses here with students at the Glover Alston Center. Salcedo has received numerous awards for her work, notably the West Coast Liberty Award, James Earl Hardy Legends Award, and the Women in Leadership Award, among with others.
April 9, 2018

Bamby Salcedo, nationally recognized activist for trans issues, spoke at Whitman on April 6 to a small group in the Glover Alston Center. The crowd of Whitman students and community members sat in circle...

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration
March 29, 2018

Whitman College President, Kathy Murray, recently joined the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The Presidents’ Alliance is an alliance of leaders of American colleges and universities...

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance
January 29, 2018

In late December 2017, the Washington-based community activist and mother, Maru Mora-Villalpando was served a “Notice to Appear,” which marks the beginning of deportation proceedings by Immigration...

ASWC Allocates Savings Fund

Infographic by Marra Clay
March 9, 2017

Six project proposals on campus have been slated to receive funding from the ASWC Savings Fund. In the last five years, the fund has accumulated $104,000 available for grants. Mitchell Cutter, the chair...

“Jornaleros” shown in Walla Walla

Photo by Mitchell Smith.
February 2, 2017

Voz Worker’s Rights Organization came to Walla Walla last Saturday to show their documentary “Jornaleros,” which showcased the lives of day laborers in Portland. This event was hosted and organized...

Community Calls on Whitman to Become “Sanctuary Campus”

November 21, 2016

Whitman students, staff and faculty gathered at the steps of Penrose Library last Wednesday in support of a petition to designate Whitman College as a “sanctuary campus.” The gathering was part of...

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