Greatest Challenges: Community

February 2, 2021 at 910 a.m.Calendar Icon

TimeFebruary 2, 2021 at 910 a.m.

During the spring semester, the Student Life Division will be focusing on SYSTEMIC RACISM as one of the “Great Challenges” of our time. Through Gustavus' five core values, we will engage in events and conversations, so we can better understand how to change the trajectory of systemic racism both individually and within our community.

Our first event will explore the intersection of systemic racism and its impact on our community. Not only here at Gustavus, but within our state. As part of this virtual event we ask that you watch a short PBS documentary. The PBS special is a discovered tape of a speech and interview given by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the University of Minnesota in 1967.

After we will be hosting virtual breakout sessions to discuss and reflect on the documentary.  We will discuss what has changed since 1967 in Minnesota, what hasn’t and how we can move forward.

Jan. 26th - 4:00-5:00 pm:

Feb. 2nd - 9:00-10:00am:

Feb. 3rd - 6:00-7:00 pm:

Also, those who attend one of the breakout sessions will be entered to win 1 of 15 WRITE on RACE to be RIGHT on RACE journals (a $60 value) to continue your education! It is a program that challenges you to critically WRITE about RACE and its impact upon your individual and our collective lives.

PostedJan 19, 2021