The following is a curated list of news stories and communications from university leaders related to St. Thomas’ ongoing work to combat racism. These stories appear in chronological order, from newest to oldest.
From the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Dear St. Thomas community,
As the university honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, we do so amid some of the most troubled times in our nation’s ...
Many among the Twin Cities legal community reacted with swift and certain condemnation of Minneapolis police following George Floyd’s death, and then began reckoning with anti-Black racism and systemic injustices, particularly within the legal system.
Nakeisha S. Lewis, associate dean of undergraduate and accelerated master’s programs and DEI ambassador at Opus College of Business, addressed actionable steps to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
It’s sometimes hard to remember that this year started out with a semblance of normalcy. Some students took J-Term study trips and sports teams were still competing into March as COVID-19 slowly began to domina...
Twin Cities Business magazine recognized President Julie Sullivan and Distinguished University Chair, Professor and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative Yohuru Williams on its “TCB100: The People to Know in 2021” list at a virtual ceremony last night.
Archie Black, CEO and president of SPS Commerce, sat down with Distinguished University Chair, Professor and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative Dr. Yohuru Williams on Nov. 6 for the First Friday Speaker Series.
In the next step of a deliberative process related to concerning information recently received about Bishop Mathias Loras, the namesake of Loras Hall, a panel answered questions and shared best practices on truth and reconciliation.
The St. Thomas Diversity Action Response Team (DART) and the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion co-sponsored a conversation that explored events related to the police killing of Breonna Taylor.
Nearly 600 St. Thomas community members gathered virtually over Zoom for the 2020-21 academic convocation, in which two important topics – the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice – were frequently addressed.
Distinguished University Chair, Professor and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative Yohuru Williams worked with New York City educators on a civics curriculum inspired by John Lewis’ "March," a graphic novel trilogy.
The Urban Art Mapping Research Project operates a George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art database, which documents examples of street art from around the world that have emerged since Floyd’s killing as part of an ongoing movement demanding social justice and equality.