This six-week dialogue series focuses on diversity and inclusion and what these mean in the context of Catholic higher education. Using readings and activities that allow participants to explore the Catholic Church’s institutional response to racial injustice and identify how systemic racism also affects campus climate at the institutional level, these dialogues will allow faculty and staff participants to make connections to their own practice and context. The series is based on the book Racial Justice and the Catholic Church (Orbis, 2010) by Bryan Massingale. The series is co-facilitated by Dr. Ursula Aldana and Dr. Jane Bleasdale, Assistant Professors in the Catholic Education Leadership Program in the USF Department of Leadership Studies. Co-sponsored by Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach, Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, Human Resources, and University Ministry with funding provided by the USF Jesuit Foundation.
Stories about emerging from hiding and how it feels to uncover a repressed cultural identity, come out as an American without documents, and emerge from adult diapers in a very public way. Along the way