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On behalf of the National Steering Committee, welcome to the 20th +1 anniversary conference of the Commitment to Justice in Higher Education gathering. While we can not gather together in person, we hope that our creation of permanent resources of the six plenaries and talk-back sessions and repository of poster presentations provide meaningful opportunities for learning and reflection in this Ignatius 500 year and beyond.

Plenaries: Our six plenaries live premiere at 2:00pm EST on our conference YouTube Channel on their date. The plenaries are close captioned.

Live Question & Response Zoom sessions: At 3:30pm EST on each plenary date, join our live Zoom with that plenary keynote/panelists. The Zoom link is included in that event’s posting in SCHED. Attendees can "chat" their question to the host and moderator. The Zoom sessions have live captioning and will be recorded.

Poster Presentations: Click "Poster Presenters" below to peruse the profiles of 80 colleagues who submitted a poster presentation. Each poster presentation is linked to the presenter’s profile and are gathered as a playlist on our conference YouTube channel.

Social Media: We invite you to follow the social media of Ignatian Solidarity Network and add to our conference conversation! Twitter: IGsolidarityNET// Instagram: ignatiansolidarity // Facebook: IgnatianSolidarity and hashtags #JesuitEducated and #AJCUJustice21

Please use the Jesuit pre-supposition to guide your questions or comments over the next three weeks in our Jesuit higher education community space dedicated to the pursuit of a more just and humane world.

- Mike Duffy, University of San Francisco and Joe Orlando, Seattle University, Conference Co-Chairs
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Monday, June 14 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Plenary #3: Racial Justice and the Mission of Jesuit Higher Education, introduced by Ray Shiu

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LIVE YOUTUBE PREMIERE: https://youtu.be/EDmdR06dBhY

This plenary explores the call to address systemic racism in society and culture, the invitation of the Universal Apostolic Preferences to engage in this fundamental work, and pathways for promoting anti-racist ways of proceeding in Jesuit higher education. Panelists discuss ways in which race and racism are embedded in our society, in the reality of privilege and power, and why white supremacy is so harmful to all of humanity --including white people. Furthermore, the panelists consider what it would take to dismantle the structures and pillars of white supremacy, what it means to constantly reaffirm one's identity as antiracist, and offer ideas to help students and others get started along this path.

Ray Shiu, Deputy Director at the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service at Georgetown University, will introduce the panel.

Dr. Kaye Whitehead is an Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and radio host ofToday with Dr. Kaye on WEAA 88.9FM. She is also the founding director of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace, and Social Justice.

Dr. Whitehead will moderate the conversation among the panel participants:
  • Keesha Middlemass, Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program, Department of Political Science, Howard University
  • Mélisande Short-Colomb, Community Engagement Associate, Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University
  • Yohuru Williams. Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative, University of St. Thomas

Moderators
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Ray Shiu

Deputy Director, Center for Social Justice, Georgetown University

Speakers
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Keesha Middlemass

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Howard University
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Mélisande Short-Colomb

Community Engagement Associate, Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University
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Yohuru Williams

Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative, University of St. Thomas


Monday June 14, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
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