Statement to WWU Board of Trustees / Student Assembly for Power and Liberation

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February 12, 2016  Student Assembly for Power and Liberation

Statement given at the board of trustees meeting today;

“First, it is paramount to acknowledge that we are on Duwamish land, and the campus of Western Washington University is occupying Nooksack and Lummi land. As we work, we must continuously think about the legacy of colonialism upon which we stand.

It’s Not About The Mascot / Fish & Bicycles, Howard Muhlberg

vikingNovember 25, 2015  Howard Muhlberg

When I began writing this post Monday, it was a VERY different post.

I’d read the news that some students and a professor at Western Washington University (WWU, Western), my place of employment for the past 15 years, were calling for a change of the university’s mascot, the Vikings, claiming it conflicts with Western’s commitment to diversity.

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