Working for Racial Justice: Montgomery, Minneapolis, and Omaha


“We cannot close our eyes to any form of racism or exclusion, while pretending to defend the sacredness of every human life.”
- Pope Francis

Working for Racial Justice: Montgomery, Minneapolis, and Omaha

Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4, 2020

Register here

Join us for the Working for Racial Justice: Montgomery, Minneapolis, and Omaha weekend experience. In conjunction with the MAP program at Marquette University, and in collaboration with our community partners in Minneapolis, Montgomery, and Omaha, participants will explore the history of the racial justice movement in the United States, learn about current issues in racial justice through the lens of our community partners, see how partners are working for racial justice in our local community, and highlight assets and leaders of the local community. Ending the weekend, participants will hear about the next steps for addressing racial justice in our own lives.

Participants will be placed in groups within which they will reflect on the content over the course of the weekend and engage in Ignatian Advocacy and inclusive conversations about racial justice. Working for Racial Justice will introduce participants to ways to be involved in positive change after the weekend.

This experience is open to all Creighton students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae.

Any questions? Contact Ken Reed-Bouley or Kaliyah Meriwether.

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The tentative schedule is as follows (subject to change):

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Dinner On Your Own
5:00-5:30 PM: Intro/Framing the Weekend - Dr. Erika Kirby and Kaliyah Meriwether
5:30-6:00 PM: Small Groups – Ice Breakers, Ground Rules, Hopes
6:15-7:15 PM: Session #1 – What we see in 2020, a Frank Conversation

7:30-8:15 PM: Small Group Reflection
8:15-9:00 PM: Team Trivia (Optional)

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10:00-10:45 AM: Working for Racial Justice in Montgomery: Part 1

11:00 AM-12:15 PM: Working for Racial Justice in Montgomery: Part 2

12:15 PM-1:30 PM: Lunch on your own
1:30-2:45 PM: Working for Racial Justice in Minneapolis Through Art and Organizing

3:00-3:45 PM: Small Group Reflection
3:45-4:45 PM: Working for Racial Justice in Omaha, Four Perspectives from Our Community

5:00-6:00 PM: Small Group Reflection and Social Analysis

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10:00-10:30 AM: Racial Justice Examen
10:30-11:30 AM: Working for Racial Justice at Creighton University, How can we become an antiracist institution? What are we doing? What else do we need to do?

11:30 AM-11:55 AM: Virtual One-On-One
12:00-12:30 PM: Working for Racial Justice in your sphere of influence, Next steps and Ignatian Advocacy