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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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