Loyola United for Racial Justice Week


Our community will hold its first-ever Loyola United for Race Justice Week September 12-18, 2016. We hope you will join us at the following events co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Mission and Ministry, Department of African and African-American Studies, Department of Criminology and Justice, University Honors Program, Women’s Resource Center, Black Student Union, and Living Our Vision Everyday Chapter of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs.

September 12 – 18
“Teach-In” on Racial Justice
Faculty across the disciplines devote class time to a “teach-in” on racial justice.

September 12
7 p.m., Monroe Hall, Nunemaker Auditorium
Race and Voting Rights
Marjorie Esman, Executive Director of the Louisiana ACLU
Hosted by the University Honors Program

September 15
6 – 8:30 p.m., Monroe Library, First Floor
Mini-Seminars on Racial Justice
Featuring faculty and staff discussion leaders including The Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., Bill Quigley, Ashley Howard, Rae Taylor, Laura Murphy, Courtney Williams, Liv Newman, Sue Weishar, Uriel Quesada, Nikki Eggers, and Sanjog Rupakheti.

Breakout Session 1: 6 – 6:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 2: 6:50 – 7:35 p.m.

Mini-seminar topics include Oppression, Racism in the Criminal Justice System, Pulse Massacre and Its Implication for Minorities, Racial Erasure, and Economic and Racial Disparities in Healthcare

(All mini-seminars are offered twice consecutively to allow students to participate in more than one.)

Breakout Session 3: 7:40 – 8:30 p.m. Where Do We Go From Here? A discussion with African and African-American Studies affiliate faculty.