Loyola University Maryland

Racial Justice Working Group

About Us

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Who We Are

We are a multi-racial group of staff, faculty, and administrators with a shared commitment to racial justice who first came together in fall 2014 in response to racially-motivated acts of violence across the nation, including Baltimore. We recognized the need for ongoing, intentional work to address racial injustice on our campus.

The Racial Justice Working Group exists to:

1) support and create opportunities for members of the campus community to gain knowledge and engage in dialogue regarding racial justice, equipping them to proactively address racial injustice; and

2) advocate for effective institutional responses to instances and structures of racial injustice at Loyola, especially those that affect student experiences.

Our Shared Commitment

As members of the Racial Justice Working Group, we are committed to:

  • Developing our own capacity and cohesiveness as a multi-racial, cross-divisional group of colleagues engaged in thoughtful analysis and community response;
  • Being a catalyst for change—always seeking ways to move the campus community closer to racial justice, inspired by our Jesuit mission, so that all may feel welcome and thrive;
  • Creating connections between people, programs and resources toward racial justice.

Our Members

  1. Sean Bray, Campus Ministry
  2. Dennis Cornwall, Public Safety
  3. Christina Harrison, CCSJ
  4. Candra Healy, School of Education
  5. Shantoyia Jones, Counseling Center
  6. Chin-Mei Maniyatt, CCSJ
  7. Brian Norman, Academic Affairs
  8. Rodney Parker, ALANA Services
  9. Jason Parcover, Counseling Center
  10. Raven Williams, ALANA Services