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Submit international civil rights writing by Nov. 28
November 1, 2016


By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – The new Global Hero Project invites international students at Washington State University to submit an essay or other writing about inspirational civil rights leaders from their countries. The submission deadline is Nov. 28.

Feb. 8: Child of civil rights to visit kids, teach WSU workshop
February 1, 2016

By Dustin VandeHoef, College of Education intern

Paula-Young-SheltonPULLMAN, Wash. – You’re never too young to start making a difference. That’s what author and civil rights activist Paula Young Shelton will tell elementary school students – and university students learning to teach them – when she visits Pullman on Monday, Feb. 8.

Jan. 21: Former WSU photographer discusses Selma photos
January 19, 2016

Selma-photo-by-Barker-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Former Washington State University staff member and photographer James H. Barker will talk about the photos he took of the 1965 civil rights march to Selma, Ala., during a reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Terrell Library atrium at WSU.

Jan. 14: ‘Selma’ film kicks off WSU MLK birthday events
January 12, 2016

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

Selma-Movie-Poster-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A free showing of the film “Selma” will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the CUB auditorium to begin Washington State University’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

Oct. 19: ‘Fight for equality, then and now’
October 13, 2015

MeredithPULLMAN, Wash. – James Meredith was the first black student to integrate the University of Mississippi in 1962 and, in 1966, was shot while leading the Mississippi March Against Fear. He will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University.

Oct. 14: Farm workers’ movement brought to life at WSU
September 28, 2015

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

actress-webPULLMAN, Wash. – One woman’s fight to see her family freed from poverty will be presented by Living Voices in “La Causa,” by Rachel Atkins, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University.

WSU will follow prohibition on public travel to Indiana
April 1, 2015

By Kathy Barnard, University Communications

indianaPULLMAN, Wash. – In accordance with a statewide directive issued by Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday, all state-funded travel by Washington State University to the state of Indiana is prohibited as long as the recently approved Religious Freedom Restoration Act exists in its current form.

Guest column: Continuing tradition of excellent MLK speakers
December 3, 2014

By Marc Robinson, WSU Culture & Heritage Houses director

MarcRobinson-80PULLMAN, Wash. – In January, Washington State University will celebrate its 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Community Celebration. The excitement for this event has been building, especially because of the guest speaker, Angela Y. Davis, an internationally known scholar and activist.

Feb. 24, 25: Title IX Office for Civil Rights site visit
February 19, 2014

OCR-logo-150PULLMAN, Wash. – Federal civil rights representatives will conduct focus groups concerning sexual harassment at Washington State University and meet with individuals who request to on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 24 and 25.

Freedom Rider, sit-ins leader to speak Wednesday
January 21, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Nash,-lunch-counter-60PULLMAN, Wash. – In in the early 1960s, Diane Nash dared to sit at a restaurant counter that served whites only. She directed the famed Freedom Rider buses across the Deep South. She served time in a Jackson, Miss., jail. Pregnant.