PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Rogers Hall and the Department of Residence Life are coordinating a series of activities next week for its “Week Against Hate.”
Schannae Lucas, a graduate hall director, said the program hopes to increase awareness of issues related to hate crimes and promote active opposition to acts of hate.
The schedule of activities include speakers, a ribbon campaign and video program presentations. Highlighting the week is an all-campus “Speak Out Against Hate” Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 16 of Webster Physical Sciences. Among the speakers will be WSU President Samuel H. Smith, Provost Gretchen M. Bataille, Ernestine Madison, vice provost, Human Relations and Resources; Gus Kravas, vice provost, Student Affairs; and Karen DePauw, associate vice provost and interim dean, Graduate School.
The events begin Sunday, April 5, with a rebroadcast of Arun Gandhi’s remarks during the Martin Luther King celebration in January. It will be aired on KWSU channel 10, at 6 p.m.
On Monday, April 6, the video “Skin Deep,” a film about college students’ experiences with race and racism is set for 7 p.m. in the CUB, Room 127. Discussion will follow.
The video “Not in Our Town,” a film about the Billings, Mont., residents’ response to hate crimes in their community, will be shown from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the CUB Lobby, with discussion following.
Representatives of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Allies of ASWSU and the Dialogue Program will discuss their organizations during a presentation in Waller Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
“Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Native Americans in Higher Education” is the topic of a talk by faculty member Michael Pavel, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology, set for 2:10-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in Murrow Hall, Room 55. The video “Skin Deep” will be shown at 7 p.m. in the CUB, Room 214.
“Who Killed Vincent Chin?” a film on violence against Asians in America, is planned for
6 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Rogers Hall 12th Floor Lounge. Discussion will follow.
The Week Against Hate was initiated by the students and staff of Rogers Residence Hall in response to the recent acts of hate within that community and on the WSU campus, Lucas said. “Everyone is encouraged to participate in the programs and wear a ribbon to support the events of the week.”
Among the sponsors are the residents and staff of Rogers Hall, the Department of Residence Life, the Student Leadership Development Center, the MLK Scholars, GLBTA and the Dialogue Program.

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