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Angela Davis kicks off Power & Privilege 2020

Angela Davis opened Power & Privilege 2020 with a keynote speech on injustices in America. Photo contributed by Gotham Artists

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

This year’s keynote speaker for the Power & Privilege Symposium was Angela Davis. Davis is known for her work as a political activist as a member of the communist and Black Panther parties. In 1970, she served around 18 months in jail for one of her activist efforts that ended in an acquittal. Dav...

Let’s make Power & Privilege longer

Sydney Bellon, Columnist

February 27, 2020

Many people at Whitman share the opinion that the Power & Privilege Symposium is something that deserves more energy, effort and appreciation from those who are not involved in the event, including administration. The goal of Power & Privilege is to educate people who are unaware of the issues t...

Dissecting accessibility within outdoor recreation

Students participate in a workshop at P&P, engaging in conversation about accessibility within outdoor recreation and the Outdoor Program. Photos by Thomas Lemoine

Ryder Brookes, Sports Reporter

February 27, 2020

While many Whitman students benefit from the Outdoor Program (OP), many have questioned whether resources and trips are accessible and, if so, who benefits from them. This was the topic of a session held at this year’s Power & Privilege Symposium titled, "Whitman’s Outdoor Program: Bridge or Barr...

Should Power & Privilege be mandatory?

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2020

This year’s Power & Privilege (P&P) Symposium theme is “build bridges and not walls.” As you attend sessions and consider this structural metaphor, I would like you to think of the symposium’s actual structure. While P&P sessions tackle the controversies of Greek life and queer faith, ...

Who is the Symposium for? P&P Grapples with Theme of Resistance and Question of Purpose

From left to right, Associate Professor of French Jack Iverson, Associate Professor of Geology Kirsten Nicolaysen, Marc Go  ‘20, Senior Ad- junct Professor of English Jenna Terry, Assistant Director of Academic Resources Janet Mallen, Associate Professor of Astronomy Nathaniel Paust and Erin Pahlke. Panelists discussed how their awareness of power and privilege in uenced their parenting decisions.

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

On February 22, 2018, the annual Power and Privilege Symposium invited students to examine systems of power in society and brought attention to the manifestation of racism and other forms of oppression on Whitman’s campus. The Symposium covered a variety of topics that ranged from mental health at...

Reflecting on Race

Photo by Henry Honzel

Christy Carley, News Editor

October 13, 2016

On Thursday evening the words of “We Shall Overcome” echoed across the steps of Penrose Library, while candles flickered in the dark. Members of the Whitman community gathered together to mourn the black lives lost to police brutality. The vigil, sponsored by Whitman’s Black Student Union (BSU) inclu...

Supporting Critical Engagement

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

February 18, 2016

Conversations on the subject of power and privilege need to happen year-round, and real action needs to follow up as a result.

A Q&A Preview of Power and Privilege Workshops

A Q&A Preview of Power and Privilege Workshops

North Bennett

February 15, 2016

The Pioneer previews four workshops from the 2016 Power and Privilege Symposium via a Q&A with workshop organizers.

Symposium Leaders Gather Ideas for 2016 Workshops

Power and Privilege office hours. Photo by Keifer Nace

Mikaela Slade, News Writer

October 22, 2015

Leaders of the 2016 Power and Privilege Symposium are preparing for the February event by speaking with students about possible panel topics, both in person during tabling events and via online applications. The Symposium is an annual event centered around discussions of issues like power dynamics, racial...

Symposium, WIDE Council discuss diversity

Symposium, WIDE Council discuss diversity

Lane Barton

February 26, 2015

Diversity has dominated campus discussion recently. This year's Power and Privilege Symposium occurred on Feb. 19, and the new Whitman College Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Council held its second-ever meeting on Feb. 23. The Power and Privilege Symposium, established last year in the wake of...

Senate Round Up April 6

Abby Seethoff

April 14, 2014

During its April 6 meeting, the ASWC Senate approved a finance request, recognized a club, and passed some legislation. After some debate, Club Latino's request for $1,600 (an increase from its original request for $1000) to send five students to the Rose City Salsa and Timba Festival in Portland pas...

ASWC Resolutions Address Symposium, Nontenured Faculty

Lachlan Johnson

April 10, 2014

The Associated Students of Whitman College considered two separate resolutions relating to next year's Power and Privilege Symposium during the senate meeting on Sunday, April 6. The first resolution, which would have confirmed the spring 2015 symposium, was set aside for further revisions due to inconsistencies...

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