Antiracism as Our Ignatian Context

Antiracism as Our Igantian Context

Antiracism in Our Ignatian Context
Virtual Seminar Series
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Creighton University and Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities have prioritized antiracism and racial justice at our institutions and in our communities. The purpose of this seminar series is to facilitate sustained discussions on identifying systems of oppression, self-examination, and calls to action that advance the ongoing work of antiracism at Creighton University. 

Participants who attend this series, in whole or part, will be able to:

  • Develop reflective strategies to act more consciously as a human person to cherish our shared humanity.
  • Gain skillset to engage with faculty, staff, and students to prioritize antiracism for building circles of accountability and support for community racial healing, justice, and equity; and 
  • To act explicitly as antiracists to accomplish a richer human identity and dismantle the hierarchy of human value 

Register to attend entire series or specific session which best fits your interest.  (The series will be recorded.)

Introducing Antiracism as an Ignatian Priority
March 2; 3-4 p.m. CT

Session introduces examen as a tool for social justice and provides broad overview of conceptual framework, infusing antiracism in student learning and our work as faculty/scholars.

Facilitators: Eileen Burke-Sullivan, MM, MA, STL, STD, Vice Provost of Mission & Ministry, along with Kyle Lierk, Director of Campus Ministry and Kelly Tadeo Orbik, Associate Director of Schlegel Center for Service & Justice

Contemplation in Action

March 16; 3-4 p.m. CT

Session explores individual and collective roles in understanding our own racial identity and belief system about race through the exam process.

Facilitators: Becky Nickerson, MS, Director of Creighton Intercultural Center, along with Sonia M. Rocha-Sanchez, PhD, Oral Biology, School of Dentistry; Sarah Walker and Lance Frazier, both of Marketing & Management, Heider College of Business

Difficult Conversation:
Deliberative Reflections for the Future

March 30; 3-4 p.m. CT

Session provides practical ways in which we can be more authentic in our efforts to elevate antiracism and how we hold ourselves and our communities accountable for racial healing.

Facilitators: Renuga Vivekanandan, MD, Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, along with Palma Strand, JD, Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School & 2040 Initiative Director; Chris Rodgers, MBA, MPA, Director of Community & Government Relations; Rebecca Murray, MA, PhD, College of Arts & Sciences

 Sponsored by Inclusive Excellence Faculty & Staff Development Collaborative:
Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, Creighton Intercultural Center, 
Global Engagement Office, Human Resources, Kingfisher Institute,
Division of Mission & Ministry, Office of Equity & Inclusion, Teaching & Learning Center