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In the Moment with Frank Wu: Confronting Anti-Asian Racism

Updated: April 29, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , ,

Virtual in Zoom (Click here to register in advance) Join us for this virtual session with Frank Wu, President of Queens College, City University of New York, as well as other members of our campus community. The session will address the lived experiences of anti-Asian hate and bias, explore the historical context, while examining actionable…

Campus Message on Anti-Asian Racism

Updated: March 19, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

Dear W&J Community, This week’s tragic murders in Atlanta have raised public consciousness of the racism so frequently experienced by persons of Asian descent in our society. At this moment, I believe it is important to reiterate that this college condemns all forms of racial hatred and stands in strong support of members of our…

President Knapp issues statement of support for Asian American community

Updated: March 18, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

The Twitter statement reads, “We at Washington & Jefferson College stand with the Asian American community in these difficult days. The Atlanta murders are a reminder of an ugly strain of racism that has shown itself throughout American history but been even more prevalent during the pandemic. #StopAsianHate”

W&J’s Black Student Union hosted a Celebration of Black Lives to honor those who lost their lives to racial injustice on September 27, 2020 at the amphitheater outside of the Technology Center on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.

The Moment is the Movement: A History of the BSU at W&J

Updated: March 11, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

The 2020s WASHINGTON, PA (March 11, 2021)-The year 2020 brought clarity of vision to many Americans in examining the racial inequities that still persist in our country, and W&J College is no exception. Today, students in the BSU are still facing many of the same cultural difficulties that affected the students that came before them….