There are several opportunities right now for you to take action related to diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism (DEIA) work at Whitman. What will you do this week?

Third Space Speaker Series: “Sports, Identity and Society”
Thursday, April 21 at 4 p.m. in Olin Hall
Scott N. Brooks and Nicholas Villanueva, two extraordinary scholars, will give brief presentations on their work and engage in a dialogue with the Whitman community about sports, identity and society.

Apply for DEIA Cultivation Grants
DEIA Cultivation Grants are intended to support projects, programs, events and initiatives that Whitman community members (students, staff and faculty) are coordinating or pursuing that advance diversity, equity, inclusion or antiracism (DEIA) efforts at the college. Funds may be used to carry out an already designed project, to help cover the costs associated with an event, to compensate invited speakers/artists/performers, to pay for a student assistant or to travel to a conference, among other possibilities. The first application deadline is April 25. 

Apply to Lead the 2023 Power & Privilege Symposium
Racism and other forms of oppression on campus and in the local community remains a central area of concern for many students. The Division of Diversity and Inclusion pledges our support to the next group of student organizers of P&P and want to invite students to apply to serve as next year’s P&P executive director(s).

Complete the NACCC Employee Survey for Staff
Whitman College has partnered with the USC Race and Equity Center to administer the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC) Employee Survey. The NACCC employee survey examines staff experiences in the higher education workplace, including experiences with racism in the workplace, experiences with professional development programs related to racial learning and literacy and individuals’ appraisals of institutional commitment to racial equity, diversity and antiracism. All Whitman staff should have received an email invitation to complete the survey.