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Willamette celebrates Martin Luther King Day

01.24.2020

Bearcats engage in service projects, book club, documentary screening and more events in the spirit of King’s legacy.

Fannie Lou Hamer speaking graphic

Willamette’s MLK celebration features screening of ‘Fannie Lou Hamer’s America’

12.18.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Filmmakers will answer audience questions following Jan. 24 screening.

Victoria Black Horse (Photo by Dominick Reuter)

Alumna builds bridges to a healthier future

07.01.2019 | Rosemary Camozzi

Medical resident Victoria Black Horse ’13 laid her foundation for medical school at Willamette University and continues to mentor Native American students entering the field.

Students in straw hats dancing

Hawai’i Club presents 30th Lū’au

04.30.2019

Student-run evening of entertainment celebrated the rich history of Polynesian music.

Tova Hershman ’19

Honors and Awards in Bearcat Excellence presented

04.29.2019

Students recognized for cocurricular involvement and leadership.

Michelle Hicks ’20, co-coordinator of the Clothing Share, checks the inventory.

SOAR Center supports basic student needs

11.07.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Free food, books and clothing are offered through a new student-led initiative.

Native American woman speaks to students

Atkinson Lecture speaker says America has reached ‘a moment’ of decision

10.30.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Native American activist Winona LaDuke discusses climate change, her role as a ‘water protector.’

Eleven Willamette students stand on the steps of a building at the Pacific Northwest Students of Color Conference at Gonzaga University

Students of color foster community and growth at conference

10.30.2018 | Kawika Kalama ’21

Pacific Northwest Students of Color Conference inspires Kawika Kalama ’21.

Joni Roberts, Gordy Toyama, Ashley Town Stovin, Chris Sabato. Don Tompson, Jim Ames, Sarah Kutten, Ron Jones

Willamette recognizes staff for outstanding service to the university

06.01.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Eight employees receive Employee of the Year Awards, including the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Willamette students dance with fans in the luau

Hawai’i Club presents 29th Lū’au

04.23.2018

The event shared Polynesian music, food and traditions with the Willamette community.

Man dressed in regalia at pow wow

Pow wow brings community together for celebration, sharing and remembrance

03.12.2018 | Russell Yost MBA’05

Hosted by the Native and Indigenous Student Union, the event commemorated its 16th anniversary.

Andre E. Johnson

MLK celebration inspires the Willamette community to take action

01.29.2018 | Tina Owen

Events included Into the Streets community service projects, a book club and a lecture.

OMA Tuesday: meet and greet with new CLA faculty of color

10.23.2017

Monthly event presents opportunities to discuss diversity issues at Willamette.

Lee and York house renovation

Renovation updates Lee, York houses with more contemporary design

08.21.2017 | University Communications

Willamette remodels buildings and relocates staff over the summer.

Student Center for Equity and Empowerment and Multicultural Affairs relocating this summer

05.22.2017 | Office of Multicultural Affairs

The reimagined space will be part of the Lee and York residence halls remodel.

Alika Masei ’17

A passion for social justice

05.08.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Alika Masei ’17 has dedicated his college career to creating a better place for all students.

books on shelf

Book drive eases burden for first-generation students

05.01.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Donate your textbooks at drop-off bins around campus.

Willamette University Social Pow wow

Social Pow wow celebrates 15 years

03.13.2017 | Russell Yost MBA’05

Tradition and culture shared through this annual event.

Speeches, vigil and social media campaign to celebrate black history

02.06.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Black Student Union club hosts several events in honor of Black History Month.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Atkinson Lecture speaker Ta-Nehisi Coates addressed the lies that lead to racism

02.03.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette’s MLK Celebration concluded with a presentation by the 2015 National Book Award winner.

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Annual social pow wow connects culture and community

03.14.2016 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Dancers, drummers and vendors shared traditions and heritage.

Leonard Pitts discussed race relations Feb. 5

02.08.2016 | Tina Owen

Leonard Pitts spoke at Willamette as part of MLK celebration.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Courtesy of Nina Subin

Ta-Nehisi Coates to speak at Willamette University

09.30.2015

The bestselling author will deliver “A Deeper Black: Race in America."

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