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Social justice, solidarity, and anti-racism.

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MLK Day Message: Pursuing Truth, Rejecting Violence

January 18, 2021
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A message from Dr. Knapp on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

W&J students earn voter turnout grant, selected as Campus Vote Democracy Fellows

November 5, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Nov. 5, 2020)—The 2020 presidential election is just one of the stories that’s dominated the news cycle this year and W&J students have been paying attention to its […]

COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Tension Inspires W&J Student to Make A Difference

October 29, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 29, 2020)— When the global pandemic hit, and with immigration and the struggles those seeking asylum experience weighing heavy on her mind, Clara Sherwood ’22 found herself […]

W&J student creates personal podcast to challenge racial inequity

July 15, 2020
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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 Unfinished Journey to Freedom

June 19, 2020
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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 […]

Biology Department Statement Supporting Anti-Racism

June 15, 2020
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W&J Biology Department statement on anti-racism.

Statement from African American Studies Program

June 12, 2020
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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

June 10, 2020
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W&J Student Government Association (SGA) Statement on the Current State of Racial and Social Injustices

History Department Statement on Solidarity and Anti-Racism

June 10, 2020
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W&J College History Department statement on solidarity and anti-racism

English Department Statement on Racial Injustice

June 10, 2020
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W&J English Department statement on Black Lives Matter