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The Tunnel of Oppression will run from Feb. 24-27 in the PUB.

Multicultural Center presents Tunnel of Depression

February 22, 2020

EWU’s Multicultural Center is presenting the “Tunnel of Oppression” from Feb. 24-27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the PUB 329.  Vanessa Delgado, ...

Racism isn’t a response to the coronavirus

Racism isn’t a response to the coronavirus

February 13, 2020

     The most celebrated time in Chinese culture, the Lunar New Year, was harshly taken over with precautions against the fast-spreading coronavirus,...

Flyer posted in Isle Hall, advertising Lennard’s speech.

Journalist coming to discuss fascism

February 11, 2020

Natasha Lennard will speak on campus, Thursday, Feb. 13th, Hargeaves Hall, room 201. Q: Why is it important to discuss fascism on campus?  A: ...

How EWU handles hate crimes

December 5, 2015

EWU defines a hate crime as abuse, bullying, destruction of property or harassment that targets specific groups, as outlined by the official EWU guidelines...

Okera Nsombi posing in his office.

Okera Nsombi joins EWU

November 5, 2015

“The ‘N’ is silent. It’s not as scary as it looks,” said Okera Nsombi, Ph.D., Eastern’s newest assistant professor of Africana Education-Instruction,...

Tim Wise raises awareness in combating racism.

Tim Wise addresses issues of racial injustice in US

March 5, 2015

Showalter Auditorium was filled with students, faculty, staff and community members who came to hear Tim Wise, antiracism educator and writer, discuss...

Rachel Dolezal, an EWU Professor, sits on a couch at her home in front of an original painting she created. Dolezal obtained her master's in fine arts at Howard University.

A Life to be Heard

February 5, 2015

When I first walked up to Rachel Doležal’s bright red front door that stood out from the light beige home on South Hill, I felt nervous to have taken...

Members of EWU's Black Student Union, Africana Studies Department and other Eastern students advocated race and diversity education on campus through a protest held on Nov. 3.

“Let us march on ’til victory is won.”

November 12, 2014

Chants of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” could be heard throughout campus Nov. 3, when members of the Black Student Union, dressed in all black, marched...

“Justice too long delayed is justice denied:” Civil rights, oppression and a lesson learned

November 6, 2014

Hello Gentlemen and Ladies, I am writing you in regards to the article: “Protests in Missouri unfair to local businesses.” Written by: Tanner Streicher. Although this article title is great, the deliverance was wrong. Yes, the local businesses are being treated unfair by the rioting. However, this article does not focus on how the rioting has affected the businesses...

Protests in Missouri unfair to local businesses

By Tanner Streicher, Art Director

October 18, 2014

St. Louis, Missouri, is becoming the center of discussion and protests about the police overreach in recent weeks due to the shooting of Vonderrit Deondre Myers. While the protests in St. Louis have been peaceful, the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, were anything but. The protests in Ferguson over the death of Michael Brown were destructive and damaging to local businesses...

Gloria Ochoa spoke on her personal experiences with racism on May 20. Photo by Karissa Berg

Diversity week educates students

May 29, 2014

By Rebekah Frank   The Hargreaves Reading Room was full on May 20-21 as students, faculty and community members listened to speakers’ experie...


Reparations, Respectability Politics and a call to action

May 28, 2014

  On May 21, The Atlantic published a highly anticipated essay by one of America’s foremost black intellectuals, Ta-Nehisi Coates, entitled “A...

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