A poem about the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington Continue reading I Come to Campus
Reflections on the lesser-quoted refrains of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech Continue reading Did Dr. King Die in Vain?
Politics, activism, humanities, social justice and more, with Angela Davis, who presented at Gonzaga U in 2017 and recently held a webcast hosted by University of San Francisco in 2020. Continue reading Angela Davis: Controversy, Commitment, Courage
Spokane, Washington, writer Kate Vanskike takes a journey through places that informed her views on race. She’s still learning to unpack it. Continue reading Racial Lessons in Place
Here on the banks of the Mississippi, in Hannibal where I lived two decades ago, I wonder: How much time has really passed? Have I grown up enough? Too much? This river, these tracks, all the trees along the winding … Continue reading Thirty Years Later On the Banks of the Mississippi
Working at Gonzaga University as its magazine editor is a great ride. Continue reading What I’ve Learned: 4 Years at Gonzaga U
Seven hundred. That was the population of Perry, Missouri, the town I lived in from age 3 to 20. It had one blinking stoplight and one non-white family, a couple that didn’t stay long. Legend says that a century-old city … Continue reading Talking About Racism
[The following letter was sent to Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents Eastern Washington in the House of Representatives. It was sent following a visit to her office by a group of Gonzaga University students which I was proud to … Continue reading The Immigration Deadline: A letter to Congress