ODI Updates

Racial Equity Summit Invitation

Posted by Natasha Martin, JD, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:44 PM PDT

Racial Equity Summit -
 Including a Keynote Conversation with Michelle Alexander, Author of “The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”
Tuesday, May 18, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

All are invited to the Racial Equity Summit, a LIFT SU initiative. We will gather as a learning community to reflect on and deepen understanding of systemic racism and this consequential year, and to catalyze around commitments to racial equity and antiracist education. The summit offers a platform to affirm voices and experiences, renew solidarity, and build collaborative capacity towards becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive university. We will hear from Michelle Alexander, acclaimed civil rights scholar and author of The New Jim Crow as our keynote guest at 12:15p.m. Our Jesuit mission and values will be integrated through music, art, reflection and analysis of our SU context from voices within our community including a panel featuring university leadership.

The summit will take place in three segments:
•  Segment 1 (10 a.m.–12:10 p.m.) – Affirmation and Allyship for Solidarity 
•  Segment 2 (12:20 p.m.–1:45 p.m.) – Collective Learning and Engagement Keynote
•  Segment 3 (2–3:30 p.m.) – Action: Activating for Change
** Segment Kicks off at 2 p.m. with university leadership panel

Registration is now open for the SU community to join, please visit the Racial Equity Summit webpage for more information.  For any inquiries, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at inclusion@seattleu.edu. We look forward to your attendance. 

Natasha Martin, JD
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion