Loyola University Maryland

Racial Justice Training

Training Schedule

Upcoming Workshops

To register for an open session, please click on the registration link listed under the group column.  Please note, some of the groups are either specifically for peoples of color, white people or open to all.  Individuals are encouraged to register for the session they feel will work best for them. To learn more about the rationale for offering workshops, please see below.

Date  Day Time Location Group
02/09/2018 Fri 9 AM - 1 PM College Center 113 Open to Faculty/Staff of color
02/13/2018 Tues 9 AM - 1 PM  Sellinger VIP (CTM430) Workshop is full
02/15/2018 Thur 9 AM-1 PM 4th Floor Program Room Facilities & Events Staff
02/16/2018 Fri 1 PM - 5 PM Sellinger VIP (CTM430) Workshop is full
02/21/2018 Wed 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM Columbia 259 Montessori Grad Students Primary
02/22/2018 Thur 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM Columbia 259 Montessori Grad Students Secondary
02/23/2018 Fri 9 AM- 1PM Black Box Theatre  Facilities & Events Staff
02/23/2018 Fri 11 PM - 3 PM 4th Floor Program Room  Facilities & Events Staff
02/26/2018 Mon 9 AM - 1 PM College Center 114 Workshop is full
02/27/2018 Tues 1 PM - 5 PM Black Box Theatre   Facilities & Events Staff
03/01/2018 Thur 1 PM - 5 PM College Center 113 Open to white Faculty/Staff 
03/05/2018 Mon 10 AM - 2 PM Cohn Hall 133 (UPDATE) Workshop is full
03/06/2018  Tue 11AM-3 PM TBD Public Safety
03/07/2018 Wed 9 AM-1 PM College Center 114 Open to white Faculty/Staff
03/08/2018 Thur 9 AM- 1 PM College Center 114 Open to Faculty/Staff of color
03/13/2018  Tues 1 PM - 5 PM  Sellinger VIP (CTM430)  Open to all Faculty/Staff 
03/21/2018 Wed 4 PM- 8 PM College Center 113 Open to Graduate Students
03/23/2018  Fri 1 PM - 5 PM Cohn Hall 133 Open to all Faculty/Staff 
03/27/2018 Tues 1 PM- 5 PM Sellinger VIP (CTM430) Open to Undergraduate Students
04/03/2018 Tues 1 PM- 5 PM Columbia 272 Open to Graduate Students
04/07/2018  Sat 10 AM- 2 PM Cohn 133 Open to Undergraduate Students
04/14/2018  Sat 10 AM- 2 PM
Timonium 62 Open to Graduate Students
04/23/2018 Mon 4 PM- 8 PM College Center 114 Open to Undergraduate Students
05/01/2018  Tues 9 AM- 1 PM TBD Biology Faculty
05/14/2018 Mon  9 AM-1 PM College Center 113 Theology Faculty

Workshop Update

To the Loyola Community from Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA): Changes in Scheduling Racial Equity Workshops

We’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you during the year as BRJA has been working with the university.  It has been wonderful to see the level of interest and participation in Loyola’s racial equity initiative.

Most of our workshops to date have been designed to bring together colleagues within their particular departments or offices.  However, we have found that this way of holding the workshops is not always the most convenient. To better meet the needs of the institution, we are changing our approach to scheduling racial equity workshops beginning in December.  We will post a schedule of workshops designed for different constituencies in the university according to the groupings listed below. 

Please note, some of the groups are either specifically for peoples of color, specifically for white people or open to all.  Individuals are encouraged to register for the session they feel will work best for them.  After decades of doing racial justice advocacy and training, we have found that sometimes separate spaces can be extremely important for participants to feel they can be honest and/or gain deeper understanding and knowledge.  We also know that when this practice is new to people it might be viewed as divisive or “practicing segregation.”  In our experience, however, many participants often walk away from such spaces with increased confidence and a more positive feeling about engaging in conversations about race with people of varying racial backgrounds.  This can be especially true in an organization where peoples of color are in the numeric minority and often find themselves the only (or nearly only) person of color in the room.  Bottom line, we believe it makes sense for people to have a choice among available options.  We make no judgments or assumptions about the choices individuals make, and our expectation is that all of you will feel the same. 

Departments/Offices that have already scheduled workshops are also included in the list above. If you wish to join one of those, we will contact the Chair/Director of the group to obtain their consent. Departments/Offices already in the scheduling pipeline and those who have a strong preference to hold  their own workshop may continue to work with Dianne Lyday at dlydaybmore@comcast.net

Workshops must have a minimum of 15 participants registered 2 weeks prior to the workshop date. Workshops with less than 15 may have to be cancelled. Registrants will be notified using the contact information in the registration form.  

Workshops Conducted



November 2016

Racial Justice Training Implementation Advisory Board

February 2017

CCSJ Student Interns

April 2017

Student Development Directors


Campus Ministry student interns

May 2017

Faculty Members of ToRaD

June 2017

Psychology Department Faculty & Doctoral Students


Messina Faculty & Mentors

July 2017

Residential Life and Student Activities Associate & Assistant Directors

August 2017

Graduate Residence Assistants


Cultural Competency Advisory Board (CCAB)


Campus Ministry Students Interns &Graduate Assistants


Loyola President’s Cabinet


Resident Assistants


Evergreen Student Leaders


Student Government Association Executive Board

September 2017

Clinical Services Faculty & Director


Physics Faculty, Chair &Staff

October 2017

Modern Language & Literature Faculty & Chair


Management & International Business & Marketing Depts. Faculty & Marketing Chair


Finance, Accounting & ISLO Faculty & Finance & Accounting Chairs


Economics Department Faculty & Chair

November 2017

Public Safety Leadership


Clinical Services Graduate Students


Staff Council Leadership


Undergrad & Graduate Admissions & Staff from Office of Marketing & Communications

December 2017

Train the Trainers Workshop CCSJ Staff


Human Resources, Finance & Facilities & Campus Events staff


Human Resources, Finance and Facilities & Campus Events Supervisors


Sociology & Political Science Faculty


Fine Arts Faculty


Computer Science, Engineering & Math/Statistics Faculty


Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Faculty

January 2018

Members of Advancement

  Public Safety Officers
  History & Classics Faculty
  Student Government


Reflection is deeply valued within Jesuit Higher Education and our pedagogy.  Loyola invites individuals, offices and departments to consider the following questions as they begin Racial Justice Training.

  1. Projecting out 5 years from now imagine that our campus has successfully engaged in racial justice training, what would our campus look like (student body, faculty, administrators, staff)?  What would be happening that is different (e.g., hiring practices, performance evaluations, relationships with surrounding communities)? Was it because of racial justice training alone?
  2. What specific outcomes do you hope for as a result of racial justice training on our campus? How would you measure success? If you have already started to engage in racial justice training on campus have you started to see some of these outcomes? Why or why not?
  3. What specific goals do you have for racial justice training on our campus?
  4. What barriers do you anticipate facing (or have you faced)?
  5. What are the best position(s), office(s), department(s), area(s) to lead racial justice training? Who are the current stakeholders?