February 10, 2021
Posted by ICTC on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:15 PM PST
Sign of the Times
During the month of February we celebrate Black History Month, a time to especially recognize and uplift the voices and experiences of our Black sisters and brothers. In 1965 African American theologian Howard Thurman wrote "In all this nightmare of violence and rampage there is the basis for real hope...Things that have been smoldering are now moving into the open and are thereby becoming available to be dealt with, shared and treated...A common agenda becomes available now for the first time." A statement that feels just as relevant today, as we pursue "the agenda" of creating a society of peace and justice.
Seattle University is hosting many virtual events throughout the month, including "A Racial Equity Reckoning" - Black History Month Keynote Address with Dr. Benjamin Danielson on February 18. The Ignatian Solidarity Network has two great online resources that you can begin any time and go through at your own pace: the 21-Day Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge and the Novena for Racial Justice.