A Message from Executive Director Kara Vincent

Kara Vincent

"To be just, it is not enough to refrain from injustice. One must go further and refuse to play its game, substituting love for self-interest as the driving force of society."
- Pedro Arrupe, S.J.

The Jesuits speak of constantly challenging ourselves to strive for the magis—the greater, the more. At the Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) that means working to provide the best possible care to our clients, families, and caregivers. In today’s climate, the issues surrounding race, equity and inclusion call us to action in a very deliberate and intentional way. As Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. stated, “The real measure of our Jesuit universities lies in who our students become.” As a community-based clinical education organization for future health care providers, the LCC is committed to training graduate students who embody the Jesuit mission of providing culturally responsive and inclusive care to all, but recognize that in today’s landscape, we as individuals and a collective group must do more to educate ourselves and students in becoming anti-racists and implementing anti-racist practices.

As we work to enhance the training we provide to our graduate students, we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and with our faculty, staff, students, clients and neighbors who are members of marginalized groups. We are committed to anti-racism, racial justice, equity and inclusion and will continue to provide updates on our actions related to this obligation.

Kara Vincent
Executive Director
Loyola Clinical Centers

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