Loyola University Maryland

Racial Justice Working Group

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Towards a Sustained Conversation on Race and Justice

Many groups at Loyola are hosting events on the subject of racial justice to continue conversations begun last year. This creates the conditions for a meaningful reflection and sustained dialogue in the great Jesuit fashion. We encourage you to seek out such events and conversations so that you might trace some "threads" between them. You might also seek out groups planning future events and initiatives.

If you would like to suggest an event to be added to the calendar, please complete this Event Form.

Spring Semester 2015

Monday, 18  23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation


5:00pm, McGuire Hall
Claudia Rankine, Citizen
Open to Loyola and the Baltimore Communities
Link to the Website: http://www.loyola.edu/join-us/mlk-convocation


Fall Semester 2015

*open only to select group/individuals

Fall Trainings

*Racial Affinity Groups (RA’s), Office of Student Life 

*CCSJ Student Staff RJ Reflections, Center for Community Service and Justice

*Racial trauma healing groups, Counseling Center

Monday, 2

Concrete Rose- Pushing Past the Hopeless of a Broken City

7:30pm, St. Ignatius Church

A grassroots perspective on issues affecting black Baltimore youth where the problems originated, and practical solutions in which the church can play an integral part.
740 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Saturday, 7

Author Jennifer Harvey's Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Diocesan Center

The Episcopal Maryland's Diocese's Truth and Reconciliation Commission invites you to participate in a discussion with author Jennifer Harvey- Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation, at the Diocesan Center. It starts with a continental breakfast at 8:15 A.M., program beginning at 9 A.M.-12P.M. followed by lunch. 

There will be a free-will offering to defray the cost of the event and lunch
Registration deadline for the event is October 30, 2015. Link to Register
The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey is an associate professor of religion at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Her other books include Whiteness and Morality: Pursing Racial Justice through Reparations and Sovereignty and Disrupting Whyte Supremacy from Within.

Monday, 9

Freedom of Expression: The Role of Art in Social Justice and Liberationnov 9 (3)

7:30pm, McGuire Hall East
"Freedom of Expression": The Role of Art in Social Justice and Liberation Movements. Our panel will feature artists from the Baltimore community whose work has engaged them in communities in our city, the United States, and the Diaspora. They will share their experiences and engage in discussion with the audience.

Thursday, 12

Commitment to Justice Lecture

7:00pm, Fourth Floor Program Room
Migration: Beyond Rhetoric discussion panel

Thursday, 12

Meet the Authors of All American Boys: Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kelly

Monday, 5- Thursday, 22

Diversity Reading Groups

Mondays: Claudia Rankine, Citizen: A meditation on Race in America
Wednesdays: José Ángel N., Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant
One Lunchtime a Week for Three Weeks
More information and sign-ups
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs

Tuesday, 6

Common Text Speaker

6:00-7:30pm, Library Auditorium
How Can We Create Equitable Communities?
Dr. Wendell Pritchett, Presidential Professor of Law and Education, The University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by Messina, the Center for the Humanities and the History Department
A Common Text and Stories We Tell Event

Sunday, 11

Day of Racial Justice Harmony Through the Lens of Our Christian Faith

740 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Friday, 16

Teaching the 2015 Baltimore Uprising


Link to the Website: http://www.watkinseducation.org/education/teaching-the-2015-baltimore-uprising/

Tuesday, 20

2015 AAAS Fall Lecture

oct 29 (1)

7:00pm, Four Floor Program Room

Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt (Ph.D. Howard University) is associate professor of American Studies and affiliate associate professor in the Departments of Africana Studies and the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She will be discussing the Baltimore Uprising: The "Resiliency" of Our Youth

Thursday, 22-Sunday, 25

Clybourne Park

Thursday, October 22 at 7:00pm, Friday, October 23 at 8:00pm, Saturday, October 24 at 8:00pm and Sunday, October 25 at 2:00pm McManus Theater
Directed by Natka Bianchini

Tuesday, 27

Common Text Speaker: An Evening with Clybourne Park playwright Bruce Norris

6:00-7:30pm, McGuire Hall
A Common Text and The Visionary Event

See past events.