A special retirement celebration for Barbara Rofkar will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. this Thursday, June 4, in the Center for International Studies lobby, Miller Hall 211.
The party, which is free and open to the public, will honor Rofkar's 18 years of teaching in the Center for International Studies, Fairhaven College, Anthropology Department and Women Studies at Western.
Judy Pine, an associate professor of anthropology at Western Washington University, will discuss the linguistic practices that maintain and reinforce institutional racism at a special event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Miller Hall Room 139.
In her "Crash Course in Linguistic Racism" talk, Pine will discuss both subtle and in-your-face examples of mock language and how they reinforce structures of racism. She'll also discuss her belief that recognizing and analyzing these relationships are crucial steps in building an equitable world.
Western Libraries and the Learning Commons invite the Western Washington University community to join a conversation about an intriguing art exhibit (Voices of Water) currently on display in Western Libraries.