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Dr. Luke Nichter’s Unexpected White House Call

May 10, 2023 by Grace Galusha '23 | News

The Voice of Wilkinson sat down with Dr.  Luke A. Nichter, Professor of History and James H. Cavanaugh Endowed Chair in Presidential Studies, to talk about his time serving on the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC. After getting an unexpected call from the White House in 2020, notifying him of his appointment,

Japanese American Incarceration: The Camps and Coerced Labor During World War II

April 21, 2023 by Amy Asmussen | News

Wilkinson College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences invited Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz, a research historian at the National WWII Museum specializing in the home front and civil-military relations during World War II, to discuss her book, Japanese American Incarceration: The Camps and Coerced Labor During World War II with Wilkinson students, faculty, and staff. Hinnershitz

Advocating for Survivors: The Importance of Love in the Face of Tragedy

March 21, 2023 by Isabella Broome | News

On March 10th, 2023, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education hosted the awards ceremony for the 24th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest for middle and high-school students. The theme for this year was “The Strength of Love and the Will to Survive.” Participants used an interview with

HerStories: A Celebration of Women in History

March 21, 2023 by Grace Galusha '23 | News

Every March, in Honor of Women’s History Month, students in Wilkinson College’s Women and Gender Studies minor gather to tell stories of women past and present that have made their mark in the activist, academic, and political spheres. Through the use of multimedia presentations, the seniors highlight the histories, or “Herstories”, a term used to

Towards Collective Memory: Documenting Resistance

March 10, 2023 by Bernadine Cortina | News

On February 21st, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences observed the Day of Remembrance for Japanese American internment and the signing of executive order 9066 with a showing of We Said No! No!: A Story of Civil Disobedience, a documentary directed by Brian Tadashi Maeda. The screening was followed by a panel discussion

Commemorating Black History Month Sisters Circle

February 27, 2023 by Dani Espiritu | News

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Angelica Allen, Director of Wilkinson College’s Africana Studies minor, this month’s Sisters Circle commemorated Black History Month by centering on the perspectives and contributions made by Black women toward feminist movements. She partnered with Misty Levingston, Chapman’s Director of Black Excellence and Achievement in the Office of Diversity, Equity,

From Our Eyes Visiting the Chinese American Museum

February 17, 2023 by Bernadine Cortina | News

For me, February 4, 2023 was quite a momentous day! It was my best friend, Winnie’s 21st birthday (she’s Chinese American!) It was civil rights activist Rosa Parks’s birthday, and it was also the day I got to visit the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles with other Wilkinson College students, staff, and faculty. The

Research Reveals Wikipedia’s Intentional Distortion of the History of the Holocaust

February 16, 2023 by Cerise Valenzuela Metzger | News

Wikipedia is one of the few trusted sources of reliable information left on the Internet. This, of course, is exactly why governments that want to promote a particular perspective have incentive to manipulate it. New research by Chapman University and the University of Ottawa shows how a small group of individuals, with no ties to

Irreverent Representations: A Conversation with Ryan RedCorn Native Screenwriter and Filmmaker

November 30, 2022 by Lisa Wong ‘25 | News

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Month, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently welcomed Native filmmaker Ryan RedCorn (Osage) to speak about his overall experiences in the industry, working as a screenwriter on FX’s Reservation Dogs, and directing his film “Dead Birds Hearts.” While working on his MFA in screenwriting, RedCorn took electives

Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Ethnic Studies A Night of Remembrance: Honoring America's Latino Veterans

November 30, 2022 by Lisa Wong ‘25 | News

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences hosted A Night of Remembrance: Honoring America’s Latino Veterans as a part of Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Ethnic Studies. Latinx veterans, past and present, who fought for America in the midst of prejudice and during a time when they didn’t receive proper recognition, commemorated

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