Tag: Social Justice

Social justice, solidarity, and anti-racism.

Showing 1-10 of 17.

Filter Results

Tags:

Honoring Juneteenth

June 21, 2021
Tagged ,

  Dear W&J Community, Today is Juneteenth, officially designated this week as a federal holiday. At W&J, we too recognize the significance of this day that commemorates the moment in 1865 when the U.S. army arrived in Galveston, TX, and liberated the last 250,000 enslaved people still in bondage after the Civil War. June 19 …  

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

May 12, 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

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

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”

Celebrating W&J’s Black History: Then and Now ft. “The Social Disrupter” 

February 12, 2021
Tagged

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 12, 2021)—During February 2021, Washington & Jefferson College is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing some of our accomplished Black alumni and the current students who are carrying on their legacy today. Each Friday, we’ll share a new feature showcasing how vital Black contributions are to the success of our institution. THEN: …  

MLK Day Message: Pursuing Truth, Rejecting Violence

January 18, 2021
Tagged

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
Tagged , , , , , , ,

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 importance. But it’s not a candidate they’re focused on; it’s the importance of voting itself – and they decided to do something about it. Members …  

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

October 29, 2020
Tagged , , , ,

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 feeling restless with the tension. The globally minded Washington & Jefferson College junior wanted to find a way that she could contribute to easing those …  

W&J student creates personal podcast to challenge racial inequity

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

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 …