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Community-Based Learning

Northwest Justice Center Research Partnership

In conjunction with the Spring 2017 class, "'Work' in Political Theory and Political Economy," students will work in partnership with the Northwest Justice Project to investigate working conditions for women in Washington's dairy industry in the Yakima Valley. In 2013-14, NJP was a partner in the State of the State program for a research project on racial biases in federal jury selection procedures.

The State of the State for Washington Latinos

Washington Latinos

The State of the State for Washington Latinos project engaged Whitman College undergraduate students in intensive research to bring local racial barriers to light and empower communities with information and strategies to organize and advocate around a comprehensive agenda for racial and social justice.

Semester in the West

Every other autumn, a select group of 21 Whitman College students ventures out into the interior West for field meetings with a wide variety of leading figures in conservation, ecology, environmental writing, and social justice. More...

The U.S.-Mexico Border Program


Based in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, this summer program exposes students to a wide range of competing perspectives on the politics of immigration, border enforcement, and globalization.  More...

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