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Teaching the movement through art

The Whitman Teaches the Movement exhibition in the Stevens Gallery features protest signs made by students in the Walla Walla Public School District. Photo by Carson Jones

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

March 12, 2020

Colorful protest signs, collages and puzzle pieces line the walls of the Stevens Gallery, with bold children’s handwriting standing out in every corner. The exhibit is a showcase of what Whitman Teaches the Movement does in Walla Walla Public Schools. Whitman Teaches the Movement is a partnershi...

Continuing the conversation on the Marcus Whitman statue

Seniors Andy Burnstein, Emma Patterson, Laura Jessich and Hope Giddings were a few of the students leading the discussion on the Marcus Whitman statue on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

November 11, 2019

Last Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Jewett Cafe, Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) and Continuing the Conversation co-hosted a student-led discussion on the Marcus Whitman statue and activism surrounding it. A panel of students from the Whitman Inclusion, Diversity and Equity committee (WIDE), Borders ...

Social activist groups host dessert, discussion

Andy Monserud

November 20, 2014

Student organizations Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) and Students for Education Reform (SFER) hosted a discussion of civil rights and social justice over ice cream on Wednesday afternoon. The event sought to foster conversations about social justice issues as well as to serve as a recruiting push...

Whitman Teaches The Movement Begins Third Year

Whitman Teaches The Movement Begins Third Year

Sarah Cornett

January 30, 2014

Whitman Teaches the Movement launched its third year on Monday, Jan. 27 with two kick-off events: a panel of educators sharing experiences in teaching the Civil Rights Movement and a guest lecture by Kate Shuster of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The two events were organized by the Student E...

Whitman Teaches the Movement Expands Civil Rights Education

Whitman Teaches the Movement Expands Civil Rights Education

Lorah Steichen

November 21, 2013

In response to the failing grade Washington state received for its civil rights education standards, Whitman College created the program Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) two years ago to supplement Walla Walla Public Schools' lack of civil rights education. Now entering its third year, WTTM is u...

Whitman Teaches the Movement

Whitman Teaches the Movement

Maegan Nelson

November 29, 2012

Whitman Teaches the Movement, a community service project started last year, sends Whitman students into local Walla Walla public school classrooms to teach about civil rights. This year students will be teaching between Jan. 22 and Feb. 2, and training for the program occurred this week. "It's a really important issue that all of the United States is failing...

Students win awards for civil rights education

Credit: Halley McCormick

Molly Johanson

April 5, 2012

During spring break, three seniors were given the chance to expand their knowledge of the civil rights movement beyond the Walla Walla school system. Seniors Shannon Morrissey, Libby Watkins and Alyssa Fairbanks, along with Assistant Dean for Student Engagement Noah Leavitt traveled to the Office...

Whitman students to ‘Teach the Movement’ in Walla Walla

Credit: Marie von Hafften

Molly Johanson

December 8, 2011

It was the week before finals, and all through the campus, Whitman students were being trained to teach civil rights in Walla Walla Public Schools. The volunteer project, called Whitman Teaches the Movement, was born out of a partnership with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Walla Walla Public...

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