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Mural Unveiling at Garrison Middle School

This mural unveiling event event will take place in collaboration with students from Heritage University at Garrison Middle School. Date: Thursday, May 3rd Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Location: View Larger Map

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Commitment to Community Stakeholders Meeting

The research team that conducted a comprehensive investigation of poverty in Walla Walla as a partnership with neighborhood organization Commitment to Community will be giving a presentation at the new Walla Walla Police Department on Wednesday, May 3rd at 11:30. The presentation will focus on what key community stakeholders can do to conduct outreach to […]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out our upcoming outreach events with Heritage University and Commitment to Community.

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State of the State Students Participate at 15th Annual Harvard Latino Law, Policy, and Business Conference

State of the State researchers Adam Delgado (’12) and Cynthia Ramos (’14) received funding from the Associated Students of Whitman College to attend the 15th Annual Latino Law, Policy, and Business Conference at Harvard University this past week. Adam found that the group of issues State of the State has been researching were major discussion […]

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Mural Unveiling at Garrison Middle School, Thu. 5/3 6-8pm

Update: The State of the State for Washington Latinos and students from Heritage University will be presenting stories about diversity as part of  a mural unveiling ceremony on Thursday, May 3rd from 6-8pm. The event is open to the public; all are welcome to attend.   Pedro de Valdivia (aka Mr. V) is here in […]

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NEW RESEARCH FOR 2012

The following are five areas of focused research conducted by State of the State over the past year. Click on the underlined links to proceed to more detailed reports. Voting rights and political representation. As the Legislature debates the Washington State Voting Rights Act, we find vast under-representation of Latinos in local government statewide. Electoral […]

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Union Bulletin: Whitman College report on Latinos calls for fair treatment for all people

Daniel Merritt, a researcher with the State of the State for Washington Latinos had the privilege of being featured in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin’s Sunday, March 4th issue. In his article, Daniel argues that Secure Communities breaks up families, places undue burdens on local jails, and farmers who face labor shortages. Moreover, Secure Communities […]

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State of the State News Conference

  On February 16th, The State of the State for Washington Latinos held a successful public outreach press for local media organizations. Present at the press conference were representatives from the Walla Walla Union Bulletin, KNDO/KNDU TV News, OPB News, and The Whitman Pioneer. We would like to sincerely thank all of these organizations for […]

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NEW REPORT: Impact of Secure Communities on Latinos and Local Law Enforcement in Eastern Washington

How has the immigration enforcement program Secure Communities impacted Latino communities in Central and Eastern Washington State? Secure Communities increases cooperation between local jails and the federal government to identify undocumented immigrants for deportation. Implemented in Yakima, Franklin, Benton and Walla Walla counties in the summer of 2011, Secure Communities has been both supported and […]

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NEW REPORT: Lost in Translation? English Language Learners in Walla Walla Public Schools

Our project examines the relationship between the experiences of English Language Learner (ELL) students and parents and the policies and practices of teachers and administrators in Walla Walla Public Schools. The main research questions we investigated were: a. How do the district’s policies for teaching English align with student, parent and teacher experiences and expectations? […]

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