Silence and SolidarityApril 23, 2021 at 1010:15 a.m.

Time: April 23, 2021 at 1010:15 a.m.
Location:Eckman Mall

We invite the Gustavus community to show support for and stand in solidarity with Black students, colleagues, and communities in the face of ongoing violence, trauma, and injustice stemming from systemic anti-Black racism in Minnesota and across the country.  On Friday, April 23, you can participate by 1) wearing black, 2) gathering for 10 minutes of shared silence and embodied presence at Eckman Mall, 3) completing the DiversityEdu DEI Education course recommended by the PCDEI as a way of educating yourself about inclusion, equity, and interrupting patterns of microaggressions, bias, and discrimination.  The gathering on Eckman Mall will be a time of showing silent solidarity.  Please arrive by 10:05 and stand in the circle we will form around the mall area spanning from 3 Flags to the chapel.  Please wear your mask and maintain safe physical distancing.  A bell will ring a 10:05 and 10:15 to mark the start and end of these 10 minutes of community silence.  Let us know your intentions to participate here.

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains and the Center for Inclusive Excellence