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Martin Luther King Jr. March Acts as Outlet for Community Activism

Martin Luther King Jr. March Acts as Outlet for Community Activism

Audrey Hecker, News Editor

January 31, 2019

During the week of Jan. 21, Whitman students and faculty joined with local university and community members in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. The week’s events began with the “MLK Peace March” from Reid Campus Center through downtown Walla Walla to the Gesa Power Hous...

“Promised Land” Hits Close to Home: Indigenous Struggles in the Northwest

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

December 7, 2017

The film "Promised Land" addresses the ongoing political struggle of various indigenous tribes in the Pacific Northwest. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the award-winning social justice documentary was shown in Olin Auditorium, followed by a panel consisting of filmmakers Sarah and Vasant Salcedo and Vice Chairman...

No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya.

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

January 17, 2017

Feet crunching through the snow. Two friends, wrapped in blankets, cheerily huddled with their dog below an awning at the corner of 2nd and Main Street, shouted in support as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march solemnly passed. Augie - both declined to give their last names - said that it was his first...

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