Spring Semester 2015
23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation
5:00pm, McGuire Hall
Open to the Loyola and Baltimore communities
MLK Day Parade
12-2 p.m., downtown Baltimore
Messina and SGA are teaming up to provide transportation to Baltimore City's annual MLK Day parade earlier in the day. First shuttle departs at 11:15 a.m. Pick-up from Newman Towers and the Libary. For more information, click here.
More on the history of the MLK holiday.
Peace and Justice Studies Faculty Reading Group
4-5:30 p.m., location TBA
The next reading will be Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Case for Reparations." Questions: Catriona Hanley, Director, Peace and Justices Studies Initiative.
Teach-In on Ferguson
Feb 18, 2015
5-6:30 pm, Fourth Floor Program Room
A Teach-in on Ferguson, with presenters, scholars and community activists Dr. Heber Brown III, Senior Pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore; Adanna Johnson, Assistant professor in the Psychology department at Loyola and now director of the African and African-American Studies program at Loyola; and Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Assistant professor in the Communications department at Loyola. Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Studies Initiative. Questions: Karsonya Whitehead and Catriona Hanley.
After Ferguson Part II: Continuing the Conversation
Caucus-based student discussion within and between groups
March 10, 2015
4-5:30 pm, McGuire Hall
Sponsored by Academic Affairs, ALANA Services, Campus Ministry, Center for Community Service and Justice, Counseling Center, School of Education.
From Selma 2 Ferguson: What We Can Learn from the SNCC Organizing Model
March 19, 2015
7 p.m., Knott Hall B03
Join Betty Robinson and Judy Richardson, former members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), as they connect American struggle for social justice, both present and past.
Sponsored by the Women's Center.
Stories in Solidarity: Student Panel
April 21, 2015
8-9:30 p.m., Fourth Floor Program Room
Sponsored by Campus Ministry. Check out the Stories in Solidarity Facebook project
Rally for Freddie Gray
Student-led, peaceful protest
Friday, April 24, 11:30 am, the Quad
Difficult Conversations: On Educating and Preparing African American Boys for Life in America
A facilitated lunchtime discussion with Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead and Fr. Tim Brown. Participants will be furnished with a copy of Dr. Whitehead's new book, Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial (?) America, recently published by Apprentice House.
April 24, 2015
12-1:30 p.m., Cohn Hall 133
Sponsored by the Office of Mission Integration
Thinking About Baltimore: We Are All Affected
A Loyola Community Gathering
Friday, May 1
open to the whole campus community
Student-led and organized, in collaboration with ALANA Services, Academic Affairs, Center for Community Service and Justice, Campus Ministry, Counseling Center, Student Life
6:00 — Gathering: Welcome & moment of silence
6:10 — Discernment: Understanding the events in Baltimore in context
7:15 — Vigil: Circle the Quad
7:30 — Commitment: Work for peace and justice in and with our communities
Resources to help Loyola think about Baltimore:
- “The Facts of Freddie Gray and Why It Matters to Us All,” by Loyola students, composed April 28, 2015
- Letter to my undergraduate students, by Prof. Elizabeth Kennedy, composed morning of April 28, 2015
- “Nonviolence as Compliance,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Loyola’s 2015 MLK speaker), published in The Atlantic the night of April 27, 2015
| 2, Saturday
Sustaining Our Attention to Racial Justice After Freddie Gray
A forum about ways to improve in organizational mindfulness towards these pressing issues. Moira Pannepacker, ’16, incoming Student Government President, and Pat Barthelemy, ’16, incoming Senior Class President and current Director of Diversity, will be facilitating a discussion about how these issues can become a visible top priority for the coming academic year.
May 2, 2015
3 p.m., Knott Hall B03
Sponsored by the Student Government Association
Fall Semester 2014
Common Text conversations on Toni Morrison’s, The Bluest Eye
- Aug. 29, 9-10:30 a.m: New Student Orientation, Common text discussion panel
- Sept. 18, 7-8 pm: “Brown v. Board and The Bluest Eye,” Janae Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
- Oct. 6, 7-8 pm: “Stories We Don’t Tell — The Bluest Eye as Challenged Text”
- Nov. 6, 7:30-9 pm: Keynote: "Black Girls In Search of Justice: 'The Bluest Eye,' 'Tomorrow, Tomorrow,' and the Future of American Democracy." Dr. Salamishah Tillet, Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania
Diversity Reading Groups, October 2014
Mondays at noon: “The Case for Reparations,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Moderated by Candra Healy and Michael Runnels
More information at: www.loyola.edu/drg
Center for Innovation in Urban Education
Hip Hop/Hip Hope: Reinventing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, 6 p.m., McGuire Hall
Commitment to Justice Lecture
Racial Justice, Beyond Rhetoric"
Oct. 23, 7 – 8 pm, Fourth Floor Program Room
Sponsored by the Committee on Justice
Fall Lecture in African and African American Studies
Narrative Dilemmas: Black Studies, Politics, Hip Hop, and Beyond”
Jared Ball, Morgan State University
Nov. 18, 7-8 pm, Fourth Floor Program Room
Black Student Association--General Body Meeting
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, 6 pm, Claver Multicultural Center
Topic: A Conversation about the Michael Brown Case
After Ferguson: A Community Reflection
A "fishbowl" conversation sponsored by Academic Affairs, ALANA Services, Campus Ministry, the Center for Community Service and Justice, the Counseling Center, Peace and Justice Studies Initiative, and the Office of Student Life
Monday, Dec. 8, 4-5:30 pm, Fourth Floor Program Room
"Hands Up" Rally
Student-led, peaceful protest
Monday, Dec. 10, 11:50-1 p.m., the Quad
Sponsored by ALANA, Services, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Community Service and Justice
Monday, Dec. 10, 4 pm, the Quad