Loyola University Maryland

Racial Justice Training


Work and advocacy around racial justice has been an ongoing effort at Loyola University Maryland. This timeline offers a few highlights in recent history to offer some context for the creation of racial justice training.

  • Spring 2015: President's Cabinet begin discussions and exploration of Chief Diversity Officer position    

  • October 2015:  Dr. Sheilah Horton and Fr. Tim Brown, S.J. begin listening sessions with key stakeholders, regarding community thoughts, observations, and experiences of diversity at Loyola

  • November 2015: Students of color hold a demonstration bringing to light their experiences of bias and racism at Loyola.

  • November 2015: Students from the demonstration meet with Acting President, members of the President’s Cabinet, Academic Affairs, Mission-related offices, and the division of Student Development.

  • November 2015:  Faculty produce statement supporting students acting against racism at Loyola.

  • December 2015: Acting President, Dr. Susan Donovan, meets with Green & Grey Society, Department Chairs, Faculty Assembly, Strategic Planning Steering Committee, administrators, staff and student leaders.

  • December 2015:  Students form the Council for Inclusion, Change & Equality (CICE)

  • January 2016:  Fr. Brian F. Linnane, S.J. appoints the President’s Task Force for Racial Justice.

  • March 2016: Dr. Sheilah Horton and Fr. Tim Brown, S. J. present data from listening sessions to university community.  

  • Spring 2016:  President’s Task Force researches & interviews potential organizations & trainers.

  • May 2016: President's Task Force submits racial justice training proposal to the Cabinet.

  • May 2016: President’s Cabinet attends Racial Justice Workshop facilitated by Pax Christi.

  • June 2016: Cabinet accepts the proposal to contract with Baltimore Racial Justice Action.

  • July 2016: Executive Vice President signs contract with BRJA.

  • August 2016: Co-Chairs named for racial justice training implementation (RJTI) committee.

  • October 2016: RJTI board members invited & Co-Chairs begin meeting with BRJA.

  • November 2016: BRJA begins to meet with members of campus community and first workshops are offered.

  • Present: Meetings with members of the community and trainings continue.