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.
By Dustin VandeHoef, College of Education intern PULLMAN, 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.
PULLMAN, 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.
By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services PULLMAN, 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.
PULLMAN, 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.
By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts PULLMAN, 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.
By Kathy Barnard, University Communications PULLMAN, 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.
By Marc Robinson, WSU Culture & Heritage Houses director PULLMAN, 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.
PULLMAN, 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.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, 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.