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Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Andy Monserud

February 20, 2014


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In the face of cold temperatures and heavy snowfall earlier this winter, homeless men and women in Walla Walla found themselves well cared for. Volunteers and community leaders converted the First Congregational Church on Palouse Avenue into an emergency warming center for the city's homeless. ...

Student Volunteers Aim to Create Community at STEP Shelter

Student Volunteers Aim to Create Community at STEP Shelter

Isabel Mills

November 21, 2013


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Four years ago, there was not a place for single women in need of shelter to go in Walla Walla. The local women's STEP shelter has since changed that. "Before, there was the YWCA domestic violence center, and then there was the Christian aid shelter directed towards men and families. It was seen that...

Whitman women take action against violence with ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Mallory Martin

February 23, 2012


Filed under A&E

Starting this Friday, Feb. 24, Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment and the Voices of Planned Parenthood will bring V-Day, an event of global activism, to campus. V-Day is a campaign and organization that fights for an end to violence against women and girls that was started in 1988 by Eve...

Walla Walla Community College cuts women’s center

Walla Walla Community College cuts women’s center

Emily Lin-Jones

September 22, 2011


Filed under NEWS

Less than a month ago, Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) closed its Women's Center and defunded the  IMPACT! Life Transitions Program, designed to assist displaced homemakers and women from low-income backgrounds in developing life skills. The Women's Center was created as a safe space for non-traditional stu...

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