All Marquette employees are invited to participate in the first Anti-Racist Community (ARC) Dialogue of the fall on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 227.
Now in its third year, ARC Dialogues bring Marquette employees together in community to have deep and authentic dialogue about:
- How racism manifests in our lives and in our institution
- How we are often complicit with racism as individuals
- How to actively become anti-racists—both through individual and collective action
Professionals committed to Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission of actively entering into the struggle for a more just society seek to hold each other accountable to bring these values into our daily work, and the students and communities we serve.
The fall ARC Dialogues large group launches on Sept. 19 will explore understandings of race-consciousness and race-neutrality within a national social climate that has pushed back against diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in educational spaces. Soft drinks and salty snacks will be provided but bringing lunch is also welcome. Advance registration is encouraged.
Employees are also encouraged to participate in monthly ARC Dialogues that will take place in small cohorts throughout the year. Each member will take responsibility for co-creating these discussion spaces by providing relevant discussion material and through consistent and active participation. Registration will be available mid-September.
ARC Dialogues are co-sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Division of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Jacki Black, director of Hispanic Initiatives and diversity and inclusion educational programming.