The Bridge won Third Place for “Best Series” at the Collegiate Day meeting of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association conference on Friday April 28. The award recognized the paper’s coverage (through over twenty different articles) of Whiteness History Month, a series of programs that brought PCC national attention.
The Oct 23 issue of The Oregonian had a story on how several local institutions have put on programs inspired, at least in part, by PCC’s “Whiteness History Month” program from last April. Read more at “What Whiteness Means” by Casey Parks.
In this issue of The Bridge is a letter from Jessica Johnson and 16 other employees of Portland Community College. The letter, written in June, is critical of the newspaper’s coverage of last April’s “Whiteness History Month” (WHM). We are running it late because this is our first
Editor’s Note: This letter was received in June, after our last issue for that academic year. A response is included in this issue. To the Editor: A college newspaper plays an important role in shaping and disseminating the narratives of a college and its students. We believe a
At the conclusion of April’s “Whiteness History Month” The Bridge put out a call for submissions about people’s experiences at the events. We were surprised that, given the publicity surrounding the programs, the good level of attendance, and the plethora of opinions offered before the programs began that
Whiteness History Month is almost over, and The Bridge wants to know what you thought. Did you attend any of the programs? What did you think about it? Why did you choose to attend an event or not? Did you witness any protests or arguments, or was everything
Since the beginning of April, which marked the start of Whiteness History Month, PCC’s Whiteness History Month program has continued to cause a stir, and not just on campus. At first the controversy was largely focused on campus, with opinion pieces and online posts being the main outlets,
April has marked the beginning of “Whiteness History Month,” a theme that has elicited strong opinions both on and off campus. Local television station KGW ran a story about one of the first sessions offered, featuring brief snippets with Alicia Rut-Martinez, General Johnson, Jean Mittelstaedt, and others. You
A calendar of events has been posted for Whiteness History Month, and is now available to view at https://www.pcc.edu/about/diversity/cascade/whiteness-history-month/events.html. Events will be hosted on all four campuses along with off campus locations, and include lectures, film screenings, workshops and panel talks. Examples are included below, but a much
I can understand why some people are confused by the name and context around Whiteness History Month. However, the fact that there has been such a negative uproar towards the event only reinforced my absolute support of the ideas and reasons behind Whiteness History Month at PCC. There