An Opportunity to Learn, Reflect, and Take Action
for Racial Justice
We invite USF staff and faculty to engage in the 15-Day Racial Equity Challenge presented in collaboration with the GoUSF Racial Equity Committee, the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach (DECO), and the Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice (INSJ).
Each day of the challenge offers a variety of activities such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, watching a video, or reflecting on a personal experience. These activities will help you to learn more about the ways racial injustice and social injustice impact our community and will help you to find ways to resist and dismantle systemic racism, oppression, and other forms of discrimination.
Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
A recent string of attacks has brought attention to the dramatic rise in racism and violence against Asian Americans. Between mid-March and the end of 2020, the advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate received nearly 3,000 reports of “hate incidents” directed at Asian Americans. In 2021, the incidents have only continued. Our Employee Assistance Program vendor, Concern, has created a Special Edition Newsletter focused on the surge in anti-Asian hate crimes. Support and resources are available to anyone who has been a victim of a hate crime and also offers guidance to those who may witness such acts.
University Ministry is Here for You
University Ministry staff, Resident Ministers, and Jesuit Graduate Fellows are here to support you. All their programs are open to USF community members of all faiths, beliefs and identities. Programs currently include Self Care Mini Retreats and Spiritual Care Check-ins. Please reach out at any time for support or with questions about specific programs.