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Pandemics, protests and politics: Melissa Harris-Perry delivers talk on race

Photo contributed by Peter Shultz.
November 19, 2020

The Race, Violence and Health academic theme group hosted a talk by Professor of Politics and International Affairs Melissa Harris-Perry entitled "Blackness 2020: Pandemic, Protest and Politics" on Monday,...

A country embroiled in protests: Whitman Belarusian students face crisis over undemocratic election back home

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.
November 12, 2020

Before returning to Walla Walla for the fall semester, Whitman senior Yana Miakshyla spent three days without internet access in her home country of Belarus, starting the eve of the country’s presidential...

“No justice, no peace”: protesting for Black lives in downtown Walla Walla

June 4, 2020

Lindsey Luna was driving home on Friday morning when she saw a woman standing at Land Title Plaza in downtown Walla Walla, holding a sign that read “justice." Luna, a Latina community advocate, decided...

The National Anthem Becomes a National Protest

Illustration by Claire Revere
September 22, 2016

Before Whitman’s home volleyball game on Sept. 16, senior Cherokee Washington released a letter of solidarity informing the Whitman community that she would decline to stand during the game’s national...

Product of anti-racism protests emerge

October 16, 2014

Rallies and protests against racism last year led to a series of changes on campus this fall, as the college follows through on promises made to student protesters. Classes have already been canceled for...

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