Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Holding Space: A Community Gathering of Educators

Please join FCIP for our monthly drop-in program, Holding Space: A Community Gathering of Educators. These sessions are open to all Loyola Educators (staff, faculty, & graduate student instructors)!
Participants are able to self-select among two affinity groups: Our “BIPOC Experiences” group (intended for our BIPOC educators to come together and discuss their personal experiences in the academy) and our “Supporting our BIPOC Community” group (intended for all of our educators who want to discuss strategies and learn more ways of supporting the members of our LUC BIPOC community).
  • This event is a “drop-in” event, meaning that participants can feel free to drop-in anytime during the 11:30am-1:00pm period and join the conversation. Hope to see you there!
  • We have found that having the option to gather in affinity groups has been both necessary and valuable for our BIPOC colleagues in terms of processing and working through certain immediate major events, issues, and concerns, especially those that deeply impact us on the basis of racial marginalization. We are glad to offer two spaces, one intended for BIPOC experiences and connection, and the other intended for all individuals who want to learn how to better support the BIPOC members of our LUC community.
  • These sessions are private and will not be recorded. View the schedule below!

AY '23 - '24 - Educator Gatherings

Each gathering will be held virtually on Fridays, 11:30am-1pm, at this zoom link

Fall 2023

  • September 15, 2023 
  • October 20, 2023
  • November 17, 2023
  • December 8, 2023 

Spring 2024

  • January 19, 2024 
  • February 16, 2024
  • March 22, 2024 
  • April 26, 2024


*This program is intended as a private space for open and honest discussion about issues important to our community. To facilitate this, any disclosures of discrimination or related concerns that may arise in the course of the program will not constitute a report to the Office for Equity & Compliance (OEC) or to the University. Disclosures or allegations of sexual misconduct may be subject to Loyola’s responsible campus partner reporting obligations. All members of the University community can always access supportive measures and other resources by submitting a report or complaint of discrimination or sexual misconduct any time using the online reporting forms and resources available 24/7 at www.luc.edu/equity, or by contacting the OEC directly at 773-508-7766, equity@luc.edu, or in person in Granada Center, Suite 403, on Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus during the university’s business hours.