The Racial Justice Issue Team's mission is to promote racial justice within the Marianist Family and to examine our own need for "conversion of hearts, minds, and institutions in order to address the evil of racism that still exists in our communities" (from Open Wide Our Hearts: the Enduring Call to Love, a Pastoral Letter Against Racism from the USCCB). 

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Racial Justice Issue Team

Podcast Dialogue on Racial Justice for the Marianist Family

Initiate Engagement with SM Province Offices of Education & Sponsorship

Podcast Dialogue on Racial Justice for Marianist Family

In partnership with the Adele Social Justice Project, we have offered the Seeing White podcast series and dialogue for the Marianist Family to engage in more intentional, internal conversations and provide more space for conversion of hearts. It is helpful for us as as family to hold the mirror up to our own shortcomings and opportunities for growth and intentional invitation to address the evil of racism that still exists in our communities. 
This program was first run in September 2020 and brought together 15 individuals weekly. The participants listened to a racial equity podcast and then fostered discussion on the issues and insights to move forward. We are hoping to host this program again at the beginning of 2021 so check back here and on MSJC's social media for details! 

Initiate Engagement with SM Province Offices of Education & Sponsorship

Initiate Engagement with Province Offices of Education & Sponsorship

Podcast Dialogue on Racial Justice for Marianist Family

The Racial Justice Issue Team is exploring ways our Marianist institutions are and/or could be living out the Church's mission of racial justice. Similar to how some Marianist schools have successfully addressed environmental sustainability efforts, we feel racial justice could become an integral part of how we talk about and do things at an institutional level. 

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Particularly in advocating for racial justice, we acknowledge there is a personal ownership needed. We have to name our own implicit bias, become attentive to societal constructs that benefit some and oppress others and develop right relationships that call us to true community. 
 
The Marianist Family has a gift for forming community and it’s important that we have intentionality around advocating with and for those on the margins. We know the conversation must start within us, both as individuals but also as the Marianist Family. The initial work is internal. If we do this reflection, research and action well together, then our collective gift to the world as a Marianist Family will be amplified. 

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