Fake News and How to Spot It

While awaiting the final results of the election, more news sources are putting out projections and articles at a faster rate. Though we look to these publications for guidance, they might not be as dependable as we think. This week’s blog draws on the resource page from Gleeson Library on how to stay critical of…

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SF aloha run

Running for Black Lives

In the last month, staff members of the McCarthy Center participated in the San Francisco Aloha Run, a unique opportunity for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to stand up for Black Lives by participating in an uplifting and healthy activity. In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the 2020 run has been titled,…

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Revolutionary Love Project logo and Valarie Kaur

Time for Revolutionary Love

The Leo T. McCarthy Center is co-sponsoring this year’s Critical Diversity Studies Forum. In this week’s blog, we introduce the keynote speaker Valarie Kaur, creator of the Revolutionary Love Project, a national initiative devoted to creating media that inspires others to practice the ethic of love. Its current project target racism and hate toward minority…

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An Invitation to IGNITE

In this week’s blog, Christoper Kerr, executive director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, speaks on the legacy of Robert M. Holstein and his work on the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in preparation for ISN’s virtual event, Ignite: A Celebration of Justice. The Robert M. Holstein Memorial scholarship supports many McCarthy Center students in internships,…

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Living Out Our Constitution

Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. As we mark Constitution Day, the importance of the Constitution as a living document hold true today. With an election, a pandemic and a reckoning on the disparities against Black bodies, a conversation of how these all intersect is vital. Check out…

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100 years since the 19th Ammendment

Earlier this week, on August 18, we celebrated the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. Our road to women’s suffrage was hard-won, but also complicated and deeply flawed. As White women like Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton marched the streets with banners…

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Our Commitment to an Anti-Racist Center

To our students, community partners, and colleagues We have been grieving and feeling outrage at the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, Elijah McClain, members in our local community: Alex Nieto, Mario Woods, Jessica Williams, Kenneth Harding, and Sean Monterrosa, and those named and unnamed, who are victims of anti-Blackness and…

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