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Over the summer, Loyola’s Anti-Racism Initiative Working Group thoroughly reviewed and discussed the concerns surfaced by our community. Offices around the university provided programming to support students, staff, and faculty in the wake of widespread racial unrest, faculty and staff worked to identify existing experts and resources, and the organization worked to increase our capacity to provide programming to faculty. Below is a timeline of these meetings and events.

Event Date
Serious questions around law enforcement incidents, culminating with the killing of George Floyd, refocuses the nation's attention on issues of racial justice May 25, 2020
From Grief to Action statement from Dr. Rooney May 31, 2020
Building Bridges statement from Provost June 2, 2020
Session for faculty of color, Online Community Gathering: A Time for Healing ​& Action  June 4, 2020
The Institute of Pastoral Studies led a service of prayer and reflection for the community June 4, 2020
Black and African American Community Conversation: A community conversation for staff who identify as Black and African American, to give voice to their personal emotions while supporting one another. June 4, 2020
Defining and Navigating Racial Tension Part 1: The Learner’s Group held a discussion with staff  to explore the definition of racism and offer skills to recognize and address race-based bias at the individual level. June 5, 2020
Anti-racist pedagogy and practice sessions for faculty June 8-9, 2020
Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) webinar; Confronting Racism: Aspiring Allyship and Anti-Racist Frameworks  June 10, 2020
First meeting of Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  June 11, 2020
The Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility hosted a webinar titled “Understanding and Addressing the Epidemic of Inequities.” June 11, 2020
Defining and Navigating Racial Tension Part 2: A discussion for Staff offering skill building to recognize and address race-based bias at the institutional level. June 12, 2020
Our Road Toward Racial Justice statement from the Provost, Acting Assistant Provost for Academic Diversity, Dean of the School of Education, and the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs June 16, 2020
Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  meeting  June 17, 2020
Juneteenth Recognition Announcment June 18, 2020
Juneteenth Recognized and Commemorated & University closed June 19, 2020
Executive Council on Diversity and Inclusion discusses Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)   June 22, 2020
Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  meeting  June 24, 2020
Requested faculty and staff with expertise on anti-racism to share their skills and abilities (to identify Loyola University Chicago assets)  June 30, 2020
Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  meeting  July 1, 2020
Call for applications for faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Liaisons  July 7, 2020
Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy (FCIP) hosts Anti-racist Theory session for faculty  July 7, 2020
Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  meeting  July 8, 2020
At the boundaries of our comfort zone July 10, 2020
Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy (FCIP) hosts Anti-racist Course design session for faculty July 14, 2020
Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy (FCIP) hosts Anti-racist action and advocacy session for faculty  July 21, 2020
Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  meeting  July 22, 2020
Dean of Students and Robyn Mallett meet with Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI) student members (Taylor Thomas/student government, Connor Elmore/Black Cultural Center, LaShaunda Reese/Black Graduate Student Alliance, Jessica Simpson/White Coats for Black Lives) to discuss progress on 10 concerns  August 4, 2020
FCIP hosts Anti-racist Pedagogy session for faculty  August 4, 2020
Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  meeting  August 5, 2020
Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  student members meet with Tim Love (Office for Equity and Compliance) and Lester Manzano to learn about policies for dealing with complaints of racial bias at LUC.  August 6, 2020
Dean of Students and Robyn Mallett meet with Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  student members to discuss progress on 10 concerns  August 11, 2020
Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  meeting  August 12, 2020
Dean of Students, Jane Neufeld, and Robyn Mallett meet with Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  student members to discuss progress on 10 concerns  August 18, 2020
Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  meeting  August 19, 2020
On campus demonstrations to support Black students begin August 22, 2020
Provost’s Retreat with all Deans and Provost staff: Devoted 3 hours to discussing and moving forward Anti-Racism Initiative  August 24, 2020
Dean of Students, and Robyn Mallett meet with Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  student members and campus safety officers to discuss relationship with Chicago Police Department August 25, 2020
Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI)  meeting  August 26, 2020
Supporting our Black students and peaceful protests - Message from Division of Student Development  August 28, 2020
Selected inaugural class of faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Liaisons  August 28, 2020
Supporting our Black students and advancing Loyola’s antiracism initiative -- Broader community message August 31, 2020
Will Rodriguez, Jane Neufeld, and Robyn Mallett meet with Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI) student members met to follow up and check in with student demonstrators after student encounter with CPD September 2, 2020
Will Rodriguez, Jane Neufeld, and Robyn Mallett meet with Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI) student members met with Campus Safety officers, Sergeant Bruce McCree and Sergeant Dan Monreal. Continuation of discussion about training, relationship with CPD. September 9, 2020
Will Rodriguez, Jane Neufeld, and Robyn Mallett meeting with Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI) student members with Provost Norberto G. and Vice Provost Sheila McMullen – discussion about the possibility of an Office of Black Student Success, racial bias training for the Undergraduate Admission Office, provost and academic deans September 16, 2020
Will Rodriguez, and Robyn Mallett meet with Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI) student members and CFO Wayne Magdziarz to discuss how the university prioritizes the needs of Black students September 23, 2020
Will Rodriguez, Jane Neufeld, and Robyn Mallett to meet with Anti-Racism Initiative group (ARI) student members and Badia Ahad to discuss faculty training October 7, 2020