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Nov. 8: Leading U.S. ethnographer to speak about race, civility
October 27, 2017

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – One of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers will talk about race and civility in everyday life in a free, public address, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Elson Floyd Cultural Center at Washington State University.

Addressing social justice through art
June 15, 2017

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A graduation cap, winding stairs, prison bars, open books, a happy family, a dangling key — these and many other meaningful images play across a vibrant mural created by social-justice minded WSU students to convey a transformative message.

March 23: Guest speaker on social justice in education
March 21, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Wayne Au, associate professor at the University of Washington Bothell, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in FSHN 101 about the politics of education, fear and uncertainty in “The Courage to Teach for Justice in Unjust Times.”

Nov. 15: Memoir of growing up in the segregated South
October 27, 2016

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

tarantino-smith-headPULLMAN, Wash. – A dramatization of the 1943 book “Black Boy,” Richard Wright’s searing autobiography spanning childhood innocence to adulthood in the Jim Crow South, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Jones Theatre at Washington State University. It is recommended for ages 12 and older.

Literacy education professor wins early career award
September 7, 2016

By Kyla Emme, College of Education intern

sarah-newcomerRICHLAND, Wash. – Sarah Newcomer, an assistant professor of literacy education at Washington State University Tri-Cities, recently earned a national award for her work to increase opportunity and equity in education.

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.

Next common reading book is ‘Just Mercy’ by Bryan Stevenson
April 14, 2015

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University first-year students in Pullman will use the book, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” by Bryan Stevenson as their 2015-16 common reading book.

March 10: Diversity educator discusses environmental racism
March 6, 2015

By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

SchmidtPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University diversity education coordinator Jenne Schmidt will present “Connecting Waste and Race: Building an Environmental Justice Movement Out of Garbage” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in Room 203 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education.

Education, social justice joined at the hip…hop
October 21, 2008

PULLMAN- Paula Groves Price spent much of the last two years researching arts education in K-12 schools, focusing on exemplary programs that fostered social justice education. Her research brought her to schools in the southeastern U.S. It also brought an unexpected discovery.


“When I talked to the kids, I realized that the programs that were most effective used hip hop to help those children find their own voices,” said Groves Price, associate professor of education. “That was not what I expected. Hip hop became the major focus of my study.”


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