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What does P&P do for Whitman?

Michael Conlin-Elsen, Columnist March 11, 2021

The idea of Power & Privilege is admirable: students get to give presentations and hopefully enlighten Whitman’s dominant demographic of white upper-middle-class liberals as to the daily experiences...

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...

The theme of the 2020 Power & Privilege Symposium is Building Bridges, Not Walls. Director of the Intercultural Center Laura Sanchez, Director of Marketing Rina Cakrani 20 and Intercultur- al Center Program Advisor Dorothy Mukasa (left to right) are a few of the members of the symposiums executive team. Photos by Michael Lans

Power & Privilege team prepares for 2020 symposium

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

Next Thursday, Feb. 20, Whitman will be hosting its annual Power and Privilege (P&P) Symposium. To create space for the thirty-one student-led panels that will occur throughout the day, classes...

Walla Walla and Whitman communities celebrate Unity Week with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March, civil rights display, social justice training and a keynote address followed by a discussion.

Inaugural Unity Week promotes engagement in activism

Alasdair Padman and Emma Fletcher-Frazer February 6, 2020

Whitman College, in coordination with Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla residents, hosted its inaugural Unity Week – a week of events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther...

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.

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

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...

Pio Past: Contextualizing the Symposium

Pio Past: Contextualizing the Symposium

Christy Carley and Martina Pansze February 19, 2018

"Assuming that the seriousness of racial issues can be measured by the publicly visible incidents brought to the attention of our entire community is problematic." -Veronica Willeto, published on Nov....

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