Street art painted on the sides of buildings or plywood-covered windows can help us understand the complexity of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism, reveals a mapping project spearheaded by St. Thomas faculty.
The opposite of racist isn’t “not racist.” It is actively being an antiracist. That’s the message approximately 1,700 registered attendees of the Equity in Action: Cultivating Antiracist Universities conference heard weaved throughout the various workshops, breakout sessions and the riveting keynote address of guest speaker Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of the bestseller How to Be An Antiracist.
The idea for the celestial, swirling colors of the Iversen Center for Faith’s largest permanent installation started with a voice memo artist Kelly Kruse recorded on her phone, wondering how she could paint a human being.
Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be An Antiracist, is the keynote speaker for the Equity in Action: Cultivating Antiracist Universities conference sponsored by the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of St. Thomas.
Tommie fans will notice changes big and small when they return to the stands to watch their teams compete. One of these changes will be four words adorning some of the warm-up apparel: Shed A Little Light.
As the calendar turned to February, St. Thomas organizations had filled the month with opportunities to tour a virtual history museum, hear from experts in the medical and genealogy fields and create art: all experiences that put the spotlight on Black Americans.
Professor Ibram X. Kendi, an acclaimed historian and the author of the New York Times bestseller "How to Be An Antiracist," will be the keynote speaker for the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s inaugural one-day virtual conference.
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).
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.