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MLK Day Message: Pursuing Truth, Rejecting Violence

Updated: January 18, 2021 | Tagged: , , ,

A message from Dr. Knapp on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Art and Activism: India March ’18 Speaks Against Racial Injustice

Updated: October 14, 2020 | Tagged: , , ,

India March ’18 is practicing activism through her art.

W&J BSU President Tamia Mickens '21 speaks surrounded by signs promoting racial justice at the BSU's Celebration of Black Life, held in the amphitheater on W&J's campus.

BSU hosts Celebration of Black Lives in honor of lives lost to racial injustice

Updated: September 28, 2020 | Tagged: , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 28, 2020)—Students at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) showcased their passion for social justice, organizing a tribute to black lives in response to national events. Led by club President Tamia Mickens ‘21 and Vice President Jasmine Dey ‘23, the W&J Black Student Union (BSU) organized a vigil on Sunday, Sept. 27 dubbed…

Presidents’ Letter Regarding DOE’s Princeton Investigation

Updated: September 25, 2020 | Tagged:

College presidents urge the Department of Education to abandon its investigation of Princeton University.

Jasmine Dey's headshot and the Cue the Conversation podcast logo

W&J student creates personal podcast to challenge racial inequity

Updated: July 15, 2020 | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON (July 15, 2020)—Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. That’s the theme at the heart of Jasmine Dey’s podcast “Cue the Conversation,” a broadcast that so far has examined institutional accountability, Juneteenth, and the Black Lives Matter movement. In each episode, Jasmine lays out the facts through historical research and evidence-based reports while thoughtfully imparting their…

Juneteenth and the Unfinished Journey to Freedom

Updated: June 19, 2020 | Tagged: ,

Dear W&J Community, On this day 155 years ago, 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended and a proclamation that “all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and property rights between former masters and slaves. . . .” The moment marked the…

Biology Department Statement Supporting Anti-Racism

Updated: June 15, 2020 | Tagged: ,

W&J Biology Department statement on anti-racism.

Statement from African American Studies Program

Updated: June 12, 2020 | Tagged: ,

A statement from W&J’s African American Studies program about racial injustice.

W&J Student Government Association (SGA): Official Statement on the Current State of Racial and Social Injustices

Updated: June 10, 2020 | Tagged: ,

W&J Student Government Association (SGA) Statement on the Current State of Racial and Social Injustices

History Department Statement on Solidarity and Anti-Racism

Updated: June 10, 2020 | Tagged: ,

W&J College History Department statement on solidarity and anti-racism