Anti-Racism Efforts

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.

Heather Shirey

Art History and Mutual Understanding Across Cultures: Reflections on a Fulbright Semester in China

There’s a phrase I practiced over and over when I was enrolled in Chinese 111 at St. Thomas in fall 2015: 我是清华大学的教授. 我教艺术史.  Don’t know what that means? I’ll translate it to Chinese pinyin: Wŏ shi Qīnghua Daxue...
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Anti-Racism Coalition Calls For Dialogue, Collaboration and Projects to Make St. Thomas More Inclusive and Racially Just

Faculty and staff members of the St. Thomas Anti-Racism Coalition have sent a letter to President Julie Sullivan and the Newsroom asking for further dialogue, collaboration and projects that will be positive forces in St. Thomas becoming a more inclusive and racially just university. “Let us be the bridges to bring our community together to realize our collective capacity to advance the common good,” the letter states.