Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Holding Space: A Community Gathering of Educators

Please join us for Holding Space: A Community Gathering of Educators, a monthly, virtual series that invites our colleagues into community to discuss major topics important to us in University education, to share words or silent presence in our collective griefs and losses, and to celebrate our collective joys.

  • We will hold one gathering per month for our BIPOC-Identified Educators on Fridays, from 11:30am-1pm. 
  • We will also hold an all-inclusive session (inclusive of all Loyla Educators, BIPOC & White-Identified) once per semester, Fall semester date & time TBD.

We have found that having the option to gather in racial 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.

Please drop in when you are able. All Loyola educators are welcome (includes all faculty, all staff, and graduate students who teach). These sessions are private and will not be recorded. View the schedule below!


AY '23 - '24 - BIPOC Educator Gatherings

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

  • September 15, 2023 
  • October 20, 2023
  • November 17, 2023 (TENT)
  • December 8, 2023 
  • January 19, 2024 
  • February 23, 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.