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“Arts, Objects, Archives” explores intersections between art and race

Photo contributed by Ben Murphy.
October 1, 2020

From sculptures to sheet music, each presenter in the Art, Objects, Archives webinar on Sept. 21 showcased the abundant materials available at Whitman for instructors to teach this year’s academic theme...

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.
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...

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism
February 8, 2018

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take on an expanded form this year. Centered around the theme “Identity and Leadership” the event will include a networking lunch and the opportunity...

KWCW Spotlight: Students Talk Race, Sexuality and More on Air

Photo by Caroline Arya
October 4, 2017
"We're Black, We're Queer, We're Here" brings the intersectionality of race and sexuality to KWCW radio.

Whitman’s Diversity Problem

Illustration by Eric Rannestad
September 17, 2017

In an elite and overwhelmingly white liberal arts college such as Whitman, there is always talk about how there should be more diversity, especially in terms of race and ethnicity. The college holds a...

The Dangers of White Feminism

April 6, 2017

I consider myself a feminist but I often find that the feminist movement is heading in a problematic direction nowadays. Modern feminism is often not intersectional; it leaves out many of the women’s...

FACE hosts the 5th annual Breaking Ground Monologues

March 9, 2017

The fifth annual Breaking Ground Monologues, held in Kimball Theatre from March 3 through 5, grappled with a multitude of thought-provoking and emotional topics, leaving a powerful impression on all who...

Ava DuVernay’s “13th” follows transformative systems of oppresion

Illustration by Haley King
The director of "Selma" examines history of racial oppression in United States
November 17, 2016

The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist...

Student shamed for not mentioning intersectionality in politics class

October 27, 2016

Late Thursday afternoon, sophomore Michael Johnson was reportedly publicly shamed when he failed to recognize the significance of intersectional identity in the context of his intro level race and ethnic...

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

Illustration by Meg Cuca
September 29, 2016

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly and the right to petition. Recent events suggest that there might be some ‘exclusion’ to these rights when the views...

Clinton Leads Sanders in Effort to End Racism

March 10, 2016
When Hillary Clinton called for greater accountability during her speech in Harlem, it was a groundbreaking moment.

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Climate Change's Intersectionality
February 11, 2016
At the end of the day, the sad truth remains that climate change – though universal and all-encompassing – doesn’t affect us all universally.
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