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A history of student activism for racial justice on campus

Piper Olsen, Feature Reporter

September 24, 2020

There has been an increased spotlight on contemporary issues of racial discrimination at Whitman, but current activists argue that we must not forget the legacy of unacknowledged work and demands of BIPOC leaders past.  On July 20, 2020, the Whitman Black Student Union President Hannah Paul ‘22*...

Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus

Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2016

The Navajo greeting “Ya’ahteeh,” translates to, “With all that is good in the universe, I greet you.” It was with these words that Danita Ryan began her talk on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Kimball Theater. Ryan’s presentation, titled “Hear Our Voices; Grandmother’s Wisdom,” focused...

IPECC Petition Calls on Whitman to Engage with its History

Christy Carley

March 10, 2016

The Whitman College Indigenous Peoples Education and Culture Club (IPECC) has put forth a petition calling for a critical examination of Whitman’s past and its relationship to colonialism.

IPECC’s History Day Calls Out Whitman’s Past

IPECC's History Day Calls Out Whitman's Past

Mikaela Slade

September 29, 2015

The Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club, IPECC, set out tables on Alumni weekend in order to educate both alumni and students about the racism and symbolism of some of the landmarks on campus.

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