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We are the Beyond Borders Club of Whitman College, an ensemble of students dedicated to promoting interest in international affairs on campus. Our activities include cultural, educational and political events concerned with anything that goes on beyond the borders of the United States. These range from holding cooking lessons for various international cuisines to bringing political activist speakers to campus.
This tumblr is dedicated to sharing news articles and information we find in the depths of the interwebs in order to better educate the student body about international affairs. Alongside the stream of our favourite topical essays, we also post a weekly summary of BBC’s News of the Week — a collection of essential readings from international news sources to keep you informed.
Our theme for this year is “migration” and much of our activism on campus will centre around issues of the movement of people, primarily focusing on examples of this in nations other than the US. What do you know about rising cultural tensions in Western Europe over the immigration of Eastern European & Central Asian peoples? How about the living conditions of a refugee trying to enter Australia by boat who gets put in one of their immigration “detention centres”?
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Love, The Beyond Borders Club (BBC)