Martin Luther King Day
In Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week:
Whitman Teaches the Movement
Help teach civil rights education in Walla Walla schools during MLK week, January 2013
Brought to you by Whitman College, the Walla Walla School District and the Southern Poverty Law Center with generous support from the Office of the President and the Office of the Dean of Students
What is WTTM?
Whitman Teaches the Movement is a volunteer program started in response to Washington State's failing grade regarding their standards for Civil Rights education. During the project Whitman students are trained to teach a curriculum created by the Southern Poverty Law Center, regarding Civil Rights. Then they enter a 2nd, 5th, 7th or 11th grade classroom in Walla Walla to teach this lesson to the local public school students. This program allows Whitman students to be involved in the local community, get experience teaching and learn about a very important time in United States history.
Events (Open to Whitman and Walla Walla community)
Thursday, Jan 17th 7pm - Cordiner Hall Foyer
Presentation by Bob Withycombe, Professor of Rhetoric Studies "Harassing the Harassers: Police Surveillance in Birmingham, 1961-63"
Tuesday, Jan. 22nd 7pm - Reid Campus Center, Ballroom
Panel Discussion "What Does It Mean to Teach Civil Rights in Walla Walla in 2013?"
- Erin Pahlke, Asisstant Professor of Psychology
- Lisa Uddin, Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies
- Catherine Veninga, Adjunct Assistant Professor of General Studies
- Moderated by: Dr. Linda Boggs, Walla Walla Public Schools Assistant Superintendent
Friday, Feb. 8th - Reid Campus Center, G02
Talk by Katie Krummeck, '03. "Designing a Values-Driven Career"
Michelle Garcia Bio
Michelle Garcia will be conducting the training sessions this year. Here is a brief biography:
Michelle Marsh Garcia is an educator and trainer who specializes in developing and delivering anti-bias teacher trainings and materials. Most recently she led the professional development program at Teaching Tolerance at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Her prior work with the Anti-Defamation League and the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission also focused on programmatic interventions to reduce prejudice, enhance intergroup relations, and promote educational equity. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and her Master of Public Policy from UCLA.
Whitman: Keeping the Dream Alive
Whitman: Losing History
Tolerance.org: Teachers Inspired by Whitman Teaches the Movement
NY Times: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement
Southern Poverty Law Center: Teaching Tolerance Report
Event Organizer: Sophie Schouboe firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: 4-5pm Thursdays, 9-11am Fridays in the Student Engagement Center (Reid 219)