Loyola University Maryland

One Baltimore

Events and Opportunities for Dialogue

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  • Conversations In Grey, ongoing, drop-in conversations about race in Baltimore. Facilitated by members of Loyola's Racial Justice Working Group, the conversations are an opportunity for students and members of the Loyola community to talk about race in an informal setting, and specifically about the questions raised about race and racism by current events in Baltimore.
  • Loyola Rising, a week-long series of events during the week of the one-year anniversary of the unrest in the wake of Freddie Gray's death.
  • Diversity Conversations hosted by Sheilah Horton, Ph.D., vice president for student development and dean of students, and the Rev. Tim Brown, S.J., associate professor of law and social responsibility and special assistant for mission and ministry, beginning in November 2015 to engage members of the Loyola community regarding their thoughts, observations, and experiences of diversity at Loyola.
  • Clybourne Park common text for all incoming first-year students in fall 2015. The book will be the centerpiece of events and classroom conversations organized by Loyola’s Messina program.
  • “Youth Spoken Word Jam,” sponsored by Loyola’s Center for Innovation in Urban Education, African and African American studies program, the Enoch Pratt Library, and Dew More Baltimore on Monday, June 8. The event is an opportunity for Baltimore youth to express their feelings about the unrest in Baltimore City.
  • Thinking about Baltimore: We Are All Affected,” a student-led and organized event in Loyola’s Quad, Friday, May 1
  • Loyola [heart]s Baltimore,” gathering in the Quad on Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30; students could also sign up for service opportunities at these events
  • “Rally for Freddie Gray,” student-led peaceful protest on Friday, April 24, in the Quad
  • “Difficult Conversations: On educating and preparing African American boys for life in America,” a discussion facilitated by Karsonya Whitehead, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication, and Rev. Timothy Brown, S.J., associate professor of law and social responsibility, on Friday, April 24 in Cohn Hall.
  • Peace rally on York Road, with hundreds of residents organized by the York Road Initiative and Loyola students on Tuesday, April 28 and Friday, May 1.