Call for proposals: Marquette Forum offering funding for programming related to racial justice

The Marquette Forum provides a variety of educational opportunities around racial injustice. The 2020-21 Marquette Forum Committee has funds available to support programming related to this year’s theme: “Acknowledging and Healing the Wounds of Racial Injustice.”

The Marquette community is invited to submit proposals for programming that:

  • … generates and encourages opportunities to challenge our thinking about racial justice.
  • … addresses how Marquette can move forward in acknowledging the persistence of racism in our institution, our community and across our broader society.
  • … focuses on where we can strive toward racial justice through innovative thinking and action.

The committee encourages proposals that involve collaborations between faculty, staff, students and community partners.

The committee is especially interested in proposals that pursue uncharted pathways, particularly those that build bridges between communities and promote cultural diversity and anti-racism in practice.

Proposals are due no later than Feb. 1, 2021. Submit proposals to Dr. William Welburn, vice president for inclusive excellence.

As in previous years, the Marquette Forum can offer two types of matching grants:

  • Up to $500 for events from a single department, student organization or group.
  • Up to $1,000 for events that cross areas or disciplines.