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To Our Students:
The English Department faculty and staff are striving to engage in ongoing work toward more equitable and anti-racist curriculum, classrooms, programs, and university. Our disciplines are not immune to the racist legacies and exclusionary systems that drive the dominant culture. But our disciplines offer us an important vantage point from which to become actively involved in the interrogation and dismantling of those legacies and systems, particularly within academia.
The English Department is engaging to address our own biases and improve. We’re taking positive steps toward the goals outlined in our letter to you in summer 2020.
Here are some actions occurring now and coming your way:
We recognize the importance of social action. We commit to making accessible the tools for social change in our classrooms and programs. We also commit to learning how we can best support you, our students. This will be an ongoing effort, and we will remain accountable by reviewing our progress at the end of each academic year.
Your voices are important. And we welcome your suggestions. We are listening. You can always contact the department chairs confidentially at Katharine.Whitcomb@cwu.edu and Christopher.Schedler@cwu.edu, and, you can communicate directly with department’s Diversity and Equity Committee (James.Seth@cwu.edu, Bobby.Cummings@cwu.edu, Sarah.Sillin@cwu.edu, and Cynthia.Pengilly@cwu.edu), as well as the student advisory council in the near future.
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Congratulations to Karla Maravilla (double major in Language & Literature and Professional &Congratulations To Gianna Starble!
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