Where do we go from here? An Equity, Racial Justice, and Reconciliation Series
A webinar series discussing the legacies of anti-Black racism and movements towards reconciliation.
This virtual webinar series aims to address the most pressing and relevant race issues of our time that impact and threaten racial justice today. Through community dialogue and a Jesuit Catholic, San Francisco, and Bay Area lens, we engage critical issues to understand how we can reconcile ourselves from the legacy and harm of racism in Jesuit higher education. The series is an invitation to the extended USF community to engage in and commit to anti-Black racist work, thought, and action.
Free and open to the public. Each webinar will be recorded and available for viewing after the event.
Racial Justice, Democracy, and the 2020 Election
October 29 | 11:45 am-1:00 pm PST
Lateefah Simon, a nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice in Oakland and the Bay Area. She is the President of Akonadi Foundation and driven by the death of Oscar Grant, she was elected to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors in 2016, where she now serves as the President of the Board. Joining Lateefah, will be joined by Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Director of the USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice, former lawyer, strategic advisor and draft speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jonathan D. Greenberg, Senior Associate Director, USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice.
More events forthcoming.
Whiteness and the Catholic Church in the US
September 30 | 1:00-2:00 pm PST
In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Catholic communities are grappling with their own historical and current complicity in tolerating racist systems and perpetuating white privilege and power structures. This panel will explore the theological and pastoral responses available to Catholics in addressing and responding to the social sin of systemic anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the church and society.
Panelists: Laurie Cassidy and Alex Mikulich, co-editors of Interrupting White Privilege: Catholic Theologians Break the Silence (Orbis, 2007).
Opening remarks: Kevin Burke, S.J., USF Trustee and VP for Mission Integration, Regis University
Moderator: Julie Dowd, director of University Ministry
Series sponsored by: the USF Jesuit Community, Trustee Emeritus Eva Monroe, Division of Student Life, Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice, University Ministry, Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, and Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, McGrath Institute for Jesuit Catholic Education, and the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach.