Loyola University Maryland

Racial Justice Training

About the Training

Up & Coming Workshops

To register for an open session, please click on the registration link listed under the group column.  

DATE

DAY

TIME

LOCATION

GROUP

01/03/2018

Wed

1PM-5PM

College Center 114

Advancement Staff

01/08/2018

Mon

9AM-1PM

College Center 114

Advancement Staff

01/09/2018

Tue

9AM-1PM

College Center 114

Open to any Faculty/Staff

01/10/2018

Wed

9AM-1PM

Sellinger Hall 003

Open to white Faculty/Staff

01/11/2018

Thu

9AM-1PM

College Center 114

Advancement Staff

01/12/2018

Fri

9AM-1PM

College Center 113

History & Classics Faculty

01/19/2018

Fri

9AM-1PM

College Center 113

Open to Faculty/Staff of Color

01/26/2018

Fri

1PM-5PM

College Center 113

Open to any Faculty/Staff

01/29/2018

Mon

9AM-1PM

College Center 114

Communications Faculty

Creating the Training

To create the training, BRJA begins by assessing the needs of the Loyola University Maryland community. The assessment process allows key stakeholder groups:

  • to express their concerns and questions in facilitated dialogues with BRJA;
  • to determine how key stakeholder groups understand the need for a long-term equity initiative at Loyola;
  • to gather information on the stakeholders’ perceived state of issues of race at Loyola;
  • to gather information about community members’ own understanding of race and racism;
  • to gauge the amount of resistance to a racial equity initiative that may be present on campus; to provide the data necessary for custom-designed racial equity workshops to ensure training is targeted to the most significant needs;
  • and to determine if campus discourse and messaging is consistent with a value or and commitment to racial equity.

After assessment has been completed and analyzed, BRJA will deliver a training to meet the needs of the community. That training, which will be offered to all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators, will be designed to offer an initial experience to promote further discussion and engagement on the important issues of racial justice.

The purpose of the training will be to aid the members of the Loyola community:

  • to develop an understanding of each person’s own racial journey and subconscious biases;
  • to build a common language
  • to clarify the rules of engagement
  • to illuminate relevant history and demonstrate the importance of a knowledge of history
  • to be able to recognize and learn to interrupt resistance to new ideas in others, and more importantly in ourselves

Reflection

Reflection is deeply valued within Jesuit Higher Education and our pedagogy.  Loyola invites individuals, offices and departments to consider the following questions as they begin Racial Justice Training.

  1. Projecting out 5 years from now imagine that our campus has successfully engaged in racial justice training, what would our campus look like (student body, faculty, administrators, staff)?  What would be happening that is different (e.g., hiring practices, performance evaluations, relationships with surrounding communities)? Was it because of racial justice training alone?
  2. What specific outcomes do you hope for as a result of racial justice training on our campus? How would you measure success? If you have already started to engage in racial justice training on campus have you started to see some of these outcomes? Why or why not?
  3. What specific goals do you have for racial justice training on our campus?
  4. What barriers do you anticipate facing (or have you faced)?
  5. What are the best position(s), office(s), department(s), area(s) to lead racial justice training? Who are the current stakeholders?

Workshops Conducted

DATE

OFFICE/DEPARTMENT

November 2016

Racial Justice Training Implementation Advisory Board

February 2017

CCSJ Student Interns

April 2017

Student Development Directors

 

Campus Ministry student interns

May 2017

Faculty Members of ToRaD

June 2017

Psychology Department Faculty & Doctoral Students

 

Messina Faculty & Mentors

July 2017

Residential Life and Student Activities Associate & Assistant Directors

August 2017

Graduate Residence Assistants

 

Cultural Competency Advisory Board (CCAB)

 

Campus Ministry Students Interns &Graduate Assistants

 

Loyola President’s Cabinet

 

Resident Assistants

 

Evergreen Student Leaders

 

Student Government Association Executive Board

September 2017

Clinical Services Faculty & Director

 

Physics Faculty, Chair &Staff

October 2017

Modern Language & Literature Faculty & Chair

 

Management & International Business & Marketing Depts. Faculty & Marketing Chair

 

Finance, Accounting & ISLO Faculty & Finance & Accounting Chairs

 

Economics Department Faculty & Chair

November 2017

Public Safety Leadership

 

Clinical Services Graduate Students

 

Staff Council Leadership

 

Undergrad & Graduate Admissions & Staff from Office of Marketing & Communications

December 2017

Train the Trainers Workshop CCSJ Staff

 

Human Resources, Finance & Facilities & Campus Events staff

 

Human Resources, Finance and Facilities & Campus Events Supervisors

 

Sociology & Political Science Faculty

 

Fine Arts Faculty

 

Computer Science, Engineering & Math/Statistics Faculty

 

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Faculty

 

Chemistry Department Faculty & Chair