Cultivating Antiracist Universities Approximately 1,700 people attended St. Thomas' inaugural Equity in Action: Cultivating Antiracist Universities conference. The one-day event held in April challenged attendees’ thoughts on what it means to be an antiracist and its significance to higher education. “The centerpiece of how to be an antiracist university would be that the university is…
One year after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, St. Thomas’ Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) assessed the community’s healing and progress toward change, highlighting the voices of three Black students.
The killings of Black, Indigenous and People of Color don’t seem to stop long enough for the deep wounds of racial injustice to heal. This was the theme of a recent healing and prayer service hosted by the Racial Justice Initiative and Campus Ministry at the University of St. Thomas. The virtual session gave people…