Service Learning Courses
"The Case for Reparations,” Ta-Nehisi Coates, published in The Atlantic, June 2014.
From Brian Norman: The blockbuster essay from Loyola's 2015 MLK Convocation. Among the most compelling historical meditation on race, justice, and structural inequality to hit the nation in years. Many faculty continue to incorporate this into courses and other efforts at Loyola.
American Magazine recently posted an article by Alex Mikulich, co-author of "The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-Incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance" and one of the presenters for the March workshop at Loyola, about race and Jesuit Education.
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"Between the World and Me"- Ta-Nehisi Coates
Former MLK Convocation speaker Ta-Nehisi Coates won the 66th National Book Award for his powerful novel called "Between the World and Me." Coates’ profound work is written as a letter addressed to his teenage son about the reality of being Black in the United States. It was hailed by the Toni Morrison as “required reading” due to its bold and intimate literary exploration of racial discrimination and violence throughout American history.
The link below is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ speech during the 2015 National Book Award when he received the Non-Fiction Award for “Between the World and Me.”
National Book Award Speech