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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...

Power & Privilege team prepares for 2020 symposium

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 are canceled for the event. This year’s executive team is made up of Executive Director Jordon Crawfo...

Inaugural Unity Week promotes engagement in activism

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 King Jr. and the civil rights movement – beginning on Monday, Jan. 20.  While Whitman College ...

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

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 on Whitman’s campus. The Symposium covered a variety of topics that ranged from mental health at...

Local Man/Hero goes to one (1) P&P talk instead of treating the day like a holiday

Annelise Ellingboe, Your Worst Nightmare

March 1, 2018

Thursday, 1 p.m., PST– A local hero, who wishes to remain unnamed, has made history today after changing his mind about treating Power and Privilege like simply a day off of school, and attending a single talk. The unidentified white man left his frat at 10:30 a.m., hoping to just go grab a snack...

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. 9, 2006 in the "Let's Talk About Race" Pamphlet distributed at the first Race Relations and Community Sy...

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