SIGN ON BY FILLING OUT THIS FORM:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyfFx0z8vd26v_H3GBdc0idtdG20aPvYjSCG3jC-2k0ksd6A/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0g9U_1OZ4_Yu_SHh7W7gAHNAfYJ-Vro894Qs8HYLFUfiv7tAGaUbu2pe8

Context:

WATCH THE FORUM HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/ASofWWU/videos/338460403405029/

Western front: http://www.westernfrontonline.com/2018/12/05/hundreds-of-students-gather-at-presidents-office-to-speak-about-breaking-the-cycle-of-systemic-racism-violence/?fbclid=IwAR2ESxZdhKRlOSra32275wG6g-T6TddlSICZrV1JiI-XPXfOodCy6yejoTE

Komo News: 

https://www.facebook.com/128888287184969/videos/vb.128888287184969/352887702134452/?type=2&theater

More discussion about the demands will come out at tonight’s forum: https://www.facebook.com/events/2035235396558616/

FORMER WWU STUDENTS & ALUMNI LETTER OF SUPPORT TO CURRENT WWU STUDENTS  

We, the undersigned former WWU students and alumni, are writing this letter to be in solidarity with students who are calling on the Western Washington University administration to take action against the hostility of white supremacists at the university. Furthermore it is unacceptable that WWU continues to fail its students by neglecting to protect its students against racist, anti gay, anti semitic, transmisogynistic, anti Islam, sexist, and ableist actions, among other oppressive behaviors. We are a group of former students who were also promised an environment at Western in which we could learn, grow, and find community and yet, we were repeatedly let down.

WWU advertises that its environment and its administration will nurture active minds to change lives. In reality, as generations of us engaged with this institution, what kept our “minds active” was our hyperracialization in classrooms. What “changed our lives” was experiencing first-hand how a cycle of violence and racism weighed on us, leaving us to understand we were indeed in the belly of the beast. We learned out of survival NOT curiosity. We continue to be reminded that Western has never been separated from the racist, anti semitic, settler colonial history of Bellingham. Students endure and raise their own critical consciousness and begin to activate a vision for social transformation on a campus where they are constantly ignored and dismissed. The WWU administration has waited out waves and waves of student organizers demanding for change. They believe that if they delay processes long enough, the “issues” will graduate with the students. But clearly this is not the case, we have seen time and time again that although the students change, what they’re fighting for never does. We implore the individuals in power to make the necessary changes as determined by the students who are directly impacted, rather than upholding white supremacy through lack of action.

Signed,

Nardeep Kaur

Abigail Ramos, 2016

Belina Seare, 2016

Lena Guevara

Jacqueline Chavez

Josephine Dean Butcher

Venice Wong

Sierra Flanagan

Maria Jose Palcios Figueroa

Da-Sol Riley Kim

Oluwabusayo Bamidele

Daniela Mahecha

Andrea Tompkins, 2016

Surya Aguilar, 2017

Dre' Montgomery 2018

Stephanie Arroyo, 2018

Losa Berhane, 2017

Anu Heera, 2016

Lucina Leon Palma, 2017

Clara Duffy, 2016

Rebecca Ouk, 2017

Makda Seyoum

Justin Yau-Luu, 2018

Vanessa Moreno, 2018

Brenda Avelar, 2016

Maddy Jenkins

Quynh-Van Vu, 2013

Justin Dombrowski 2018

Nadya S., 2018

Elana Cohen, 2015

Anon., 2012

Kylie Gemmell, 2016

Cloie Chapman, 2016

Emma Walter, 2018

Cole Wilder, 2018

Janelle Vital, 2015

Meg Hansen, 2017

Katie Wallis, 2018

Zev Elizabeth Papageorge, 2016

Victoria Matey, 2018

Rosa Sanchez, 2017

Erick Yanzon, 2018

Dreya Williams, 2016

Dalton Jones, 2017

Lauren Vasquez, 2018

Amelia Delarber, 2016

Jenifer Becerril Pacheco, 2018

Michael Mercado, 2017

Lindsey Yamane, 2017

Sierra Scraff Thomas, 2006

Ashia Radke, 2014

Alvaro Vicente, 2016

Andrea Tafoya, 2012

Lung Le, 2018

Elva Nitereka, 2016

Maribel Galvan, 2010

Stacey Ejim, 2017

Anel Ruiz, 2017

Annie Gordon, 2018

Geovani Rodriguez, 2016

Anjali, 2017

Bethany Munson, 2016

Simrun Chhabra, 2018

Jibran Ahmed

Que’Neshia Cox, 2018

Jazmine Smith 2015

JulieAnne Behar, 2011

Katelynn Orellana, 2013

Manuel Hernandez, 2012

Cade Schmidt, 2014

Heidi Nybroten, 2016

Marwa Almusawi, 2011

Lisa Rodriguez, 2012

Alanna Francis, 2014

Devin porter, 2013

Saraswati Noel, 2012

Ashley Alvarez, 2013

Xandra Peter, 2016

Elisabeth Chapman, 2013

Tanesha Tekola, 2011

Sarah Kohout, 2015

Henry Leenstra, 2018

María Sigüenza, 2010

Derek Groves, 2017

Rosa Rice-Pelepko, 2018

Romeo “Ro” Romero Sigle, 2014

Briana Fitzpatrick, 2013

Mack Orendruff, 2017

Kyla Garlid, 2018

Devon Mercer, 2017

Shane Hunt, 2015

Teena Thach, 2015

José Luis Peña, 2018

Maria Prieto, 2017

Alyssa Griffin, 2016

Dina Anur, 2015

Melissa Luper, 2017

Samantha Boggs, 2018

Angela Burlile, 2010 & 2018

Kendall Powers, 2016

Matt Schultz, 2018

Molly Smith, 2015

Carley Burton, 2015

Aaron Garcia, 2010

Flor Reyes, 2017

Giselle Alcantar Soto, 2018

Tori Engstrom, 2017

Benjamin Ryan, 2017

Nova Clark, 2017

Danielle Sheets, 2018

Joy Davies, 2017

Octavia Schultz, 2018

A Blyth, 2017

A Ulmer, 2016

Sarah Dunn, 2018

Daniel Olalia, 2017

Jonny Bartlett, 2018

Thomas C. Kaplan, 2017

Danela Butler, 2013

Nadia Saldaña-Spiegle 2012

Rachel Scheib, 2018

Fedden Amar, 2018

Evan Renee Spitler, 2016

Alyne Sanchez, 2013

Isabella Maria, 2015

Leroy W. Mwangi, 2013

Laura Del Villar, 2015

Mickala Randby, 2018

Barite Dawud, 2016

Carlos Pardo, 1995

Ellen Carroll, 2018

Enrique Hernandez, 2018

Hayley Penor, 2014

Jordan Van Hoozer, 2018

Kunbi Ajiboye, 2012

Chris Bjarke MD, 1984

Emma Kimmell, 2018

Tahlia Natachu, 2016

Hanifa Abdala, 2017

Mackenzie Jaffe, 2018

Annie Peterson, 2017

Shams Gebre, 2012

Eva Ochoa, 2014

Maclain Shumway, 2018

Shirley So, 2015

Dillon Baker, 2016

Jasmine Poliquit, 2018

Josie Ellison, 2016

Hanna Pascual, 2018

Lily Jaquith, 2015

Rossella Bernmocco, 2017

Elesa Yihdego, 2015

Robel Paguio, 2012

Oscar Osorio, 2016

Meghan Murphy, 2018

Bahana Naimzadeh, 2008

Nora Selander, 2017

Jared Ibarra, 2014

Destiny Petroske, 2015

Sarah Jane Covert-Bowlds, 2015

Hugo Sanchez Garcia, 2018

Patricia Pacheco, 2016

Sidney Lim, 2016

Makenna Schumacher, 2018

Sara Richards, 2016

Katie Heath, 2015

Devon de Leña, 2006

Alejandra Cabrales, 2018

Carrie Cook, 2014

Sela Kennedy, 2014

Courtney Smith

Micah Bockstruck Martinez, M. Ed, 2009

Tavie Keo, 2018

Grad 2018

Peter Lee, 2015

Shannon Purington, 2016

Michelle Robinson, 2017

Hans Watkins, 2018

Calla McMillan, 2017

Grad, 2016

Carrie Ann Wootan

Maya Hendin, 2018

Erin Lori Harris, 2017

Maddie Price, 2018

Olga Prado, 2017

Kaylin Baranske Smith, 2014

Australia Hernandez Cosby, 2012

Julian Tennyson, 2018

Mckenzie Bernhart, 2016

Kaela Thuney, 2018

Angelia Thorton, 2014 & 2019

John Duot

Lili Lyne, 2018

Anthony Rego, 2011

Sarah Gallagher, 2018

Kiana Fukuyama, 2010

Elizabeth Sigurdson, 2014

Jenni Sleath, 2013

Nika Feline, 2016

Realia Harris, 2017

Frances Dierken, 2018

Kay Walten, 2015

Nicholas Perpich, 2017

Tim Campbell, 2015

Sarah Kaal, 2011

Fiona Yau-Luu, 2012

Mitchell Thompson, 2016

Wayne Adrian Rocque, 2017

Joan Hong, 2015

Diana Tafoya, 2014

River Reier, 2014

Ashley Arhin, 2018

Schyler Duryee, 2018

Joy Weisel, 2016

Kayla Erickson, 2016

Catie Holcroft, 2014

Mishka Khan Alkire, 2017

Jasmine Boehmke, 2016

Kayden Grey Rinaldi, 2018

Autumn Simmons, 2017

Aubrey Marks-Johnson, 2017

Rania York, 2016

Aleyda Marisol Cervantes, 2017

Liana Lipman, 2004

Tavar Corrodus, 2017

Joanna Gacek, 2014

Cinthya Medina, 2014

Marco Morales, 2017

Charmaine April Gonzalez, 2018

Caitlyn Medina 2018

Ava Frances Olsen, 2018

Talia London, 2011

Kelly Wise, 2016

Sharon Scarpett, 2015

Lereana Myers, 2016

Mayra Guizar, 2015

Joanna Gacek, 2014

Cinthya Medina, 2014

Charmaine April Gonzalez, 2018

Caitlyn Medina, 2018

Ava Frances Olsen,2018

Talia London, 2011

Kelly Wise 2016

Sharon Scarpett, 2015

Lereana Myers, 2016

Clara Gillies, 2014

Olivia Hill, 2017

Auzin, 2017

A Moore, 2015

Moise Payne, 2017

Anaïs Lull, 2018

Cristina Rodriguez, 2015

Polly Woodbury, 2014

Sophie Ranis, 2016

Violeta Esmeralda Paredes, 2016

Jordan Gould, 2012

Lana Miller, 2017

Daniel Murphy, 2018

Elsa Petrov, 2016

Jen Loria, 2014

Brittney Dover, 2017

Roseve Winchell, 2018

Hillary Dodge, 2018

Anna Knoblach, 2018

María Elena Guzmán, 2013

Taryn Hendrix, 2014

Miriam Vance, 2017

Ashley Weyers, 2015

Bailey Lehtinen, 2018

Adrienne Battis, 2002

Erica Ewell, 2017

Marya Draw, 2017

Christina Schaeffer, 2015

Tanvi Soans, 2017

Maeve Pickus, 2018

Kitty Moujaes, 2016

Siri Rigsby 2016

Griffin Crisp 2018

Matthew Morassutti, 2015

Eylen Kim, 2018

Caleb M. Dixon Galbreath, 2018

Christopher Salud, Class of 2018
Mitchell Metcalf, 2015
Erika Redzinak, 2011
Lauren Templeton, 2016
Elise Johnson, 2014
Devin Majkut, 2010
Bryce Hammer, 2017
Azuka Chiedu, 2017
Ariel Edwards, 2016
Juan Garcia, 2017
Dani Pickering, 2014
Andrea Gamboa, 2003
Lexi Foldenauer, 2018
Sergio Urrutia-Oyer, 2017
Jaclyn Tabone, 2017
Sophia Greif 2018
Emily Lampert, 2018
Grad, 2010 & 2017

Dennis Casio, 2018

Dennis Casio, 2018
Rebecca Hargraves, 2018
Jim Whitney, 1995
Shea Scribner, 2013
Emma Stapp, 2014
Nafeesa Imtiaz, 2015
Grad, 2018
Sanuel Ryan, 2016
Angelie Seng, 2017
Emmanuel Camarillo, 2013
Umalkheyr Mohamud, 2017
Grad, 2017
Anna Kemper, 2018
Kellen Head-Corliss, 2017

A. Henning, 2017
gray newlin, 2015
Amanda Vincent, 2014
Samuel D Wolk, 2016
Spencer Melick 2018
Kammi Lopez, ARNP, 2003
Denis Nemeth 2009
Laura Martin, 2018
Alison Ponsen, 2013
Natasha Sleigh, 2012
Madelaine Stubblefield, 2018
Patty Kravy, 2011
Lacy Christison, 2015
Melina Sergent 2017
Vienna Wong 2013
Becca Meredith, 2005
Rachael Wright - Current grad student
Bernardo S.,  2013
Elizabeth Linke, 2015
Sabrina Gillman-Basave, 2005
Diana Nguyen, 2017
Claire Moore, 2016
Julianna Howe, 2017
Sarah Short, 2014 & 2015
Haley Mountain 2014
A. Henning, 2017
Amanda Orebaugh, 2016
Amanda Macfadden, 2017
Jonathan Pendleton, 2018 alumni