A compilation of resources, events, and initiatives focused on pursuing racial justice.   

If you would like to add to this list, please contact the HSC Ministry team at HSCMinistry@luc.edu.

These webpages are a collaborative work between 
and the Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage.
   

 

 

 

 

Anti-Racist Film Discussion Series:
"Get Out"

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1-2 p.m. Central

Presented by Loyola University Chicago's 
Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy
& Lake Shore Campus Ministry
 

 


Please register here.


The Anti-Racist Film Series is an effort to cultivate anti-racist thought, action and pedagogy by examining race, structural and systemic racism, belonging, identity, and other themes through the medium of film. The series is designed to give participants different perspectives on issues of the day, as well as educate them on different aspects of anti-racist thought.

Participants will screen the films on their own time. Then, participants will meet to discuss the film. Presenters will present briefly on each film before opening discussion. Supplementary materials will be provided for further watching and reading. Supplementary materials, and links for the films and the Zoom meetings will be sent to registrants in advance of the discussion sessions. As a result, registration is required

 

Facilitators:



Omer Mozaffar
Muslim Chaplain and Lecturer
Departments of Theology and Modern Languages and Literatures
Loyola University Chicago

 

Jack Nuelle
Program Manager
Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

 


  

Anti-Racist Film Discussion Series:
"Blindspotting"

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 1-2:30 p.m. Central

Presented by Loyola University Chicago's 
Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy
& Lake Shore Campus Ministry

 


Please register here.


The Anti-Racist Film Series is an effort to cultivate anti-racist thought, action and pedagogy by examining race, structural and systemic racism, belonging, identity, and other themes through the medium of film. The series is designed to give participants different perspectives on issues of the day, as well as educate them on different aspects of anti-racist thought.

Participants will screen the films on their own time. Then, participants will meet to discuss the film. Presenters will present briefly on each film before opening discussion. Supplementary materials will be provided for further watching and reading. Supplementary materials, and links for the films and the Zoom meetings will be sent to registrants in advance of the discussion sessions. As a result, registration is required

Facilitators:


Omer Mozaffar
Muslim Chaplain and Lecturer
Departments of Theology and Modern Languages and Literatures
Loyola University Chicago

 

 

Jack Nuelle
Program Manager
Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

 

 

 

For Loyola University Students:
LUServe Racial Justice Virtual Service

Friday, March 12, 2021
3:00 p.m. CST

 Presented by Loyola University Chicago Community Service and Action.

 


Join fellow Loyola students to support the community through a service program related to racial justice.

Register here via LUCommunity. You will be asked to sign in using your UVID. 

 


 

Neighbors:
Building Links Between
Maywood and Dominican University

Saturday, March 6 - Friday, March 12, 2021

 


Please click here to register for any of the following:

  • Saturday, March 6 (1-2pm): History of the 290
    An hour long tour that traces the social injustices and challenges surrounding the Eisenhower Expressway. Learn about issues such as redlining, the displacement of BIPOC, suburbanization and how the construction of the 290 impacted Maywood and its neighbors.

  • Sunday, March 7 (in-person PM time TBD): Faith and Community
    Learn from the rich religious diversity by participating in one or more church services in the Maywood community (virtual and in-person options available).

  • Monday, March 8 (6:00pm-7:30pm): The History Living in Maywood’s People
    Maywood Public Library staff will host this event as they share with us the narratives of Maywoodians Listen to Maywood’s past and be a part of its present through conversation and imagining.

  • Tuesday, March 9 (various times - see below): Nourishing a Community
    Maywood experiences injustice in many forms: food insecurity, challenges for those who are aging, and health disparities are just a few. Take a virtual tour and/or sign-up to visit and work alongside members of the Quinn Center as they prepare, package and distribute food in a drive-through meal distribution program, or help in the after-school program.

  • Wednesday, March 10 (4:00pm-5:15pm): Organizing in the Maywood Community
    Spend an evening with the Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership (CSPL) to understand the work of community organizing in Maywood. CSPL staff and members will share about their recent activities, challenges and successes as they work to address injustices from within.

  • Thursday, March 11 (6:00pm-7:30pm): Bridging the Divide – an Evening of Sharing Utilizing Racial Healing Circles 
    Dominican’s TRHT initiative will host conversations to address questions of relationship between the Village, Residents and the University. 

  • Friday, March 12 (3:00pm-5:00pm): The Beginning of the Journey
    Join us for a reflection and inspiring blessing as we draw together our insights from a week full of relationship and exploration.

 


 

CURL Friday Morning Seminar:
"Race, Crime, and Gentrification in Chicago Neighborhoods"

Friday, February 26, 2021, 10:30 a.m. Central 

 

 

Please RSVP here.

Jan Doering, Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University, will be presenting.
 

 

How to be a Healthcare Antiracist:
An Education Series for Beginners and Allies

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 7-9 p.m. Central

Presented by The Institute for Antiracism in Medicine 
& Rush University Medical Center
 

 


Please RSVP here.


In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide 2.0 continuing education for the healthcare team. Student participants will be eligible to request reimbursement after registering. Check your email confirmation for details. Rush University students can register for free by using their student email address.

 


 

Matters of the Mind:
The Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Alzheimer's Disease Research

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central

Presented by The Alzheimer's Association 
& The Carter Foundation
 

 

Please RSVP here.


The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter is presenting a virtual seminar on Thursday, February 25 from 10 am to noon on the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Alzheimer's research.  It is truly an important topic because people of color are diagnosed with Alzheimer's at a higher rate than white people. 

 


 

An Interview With:
Andrea Jenkins

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6-7:30 p.m. Central

Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago's Women's Studies & Gender Studies,
College of Arts and Sciences, Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and others.
 

 

Please RSVP here.


Join us for a conversation with Councilwoman Andrea Jenkins about social justice, civic engagement and being a leader in her community.

 


 

 

Social Justice Book Club:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Presented by the SSOM White Coats for Black Lives and HSC Ministry 

 


RSVP for WC4BL's first Social Justice book club! Open to all members of the Health Sciences community!

We have decided as a club to divide the book into sections and discuss each section individually. We believe this will make the reading more manageable and allow for a more in-depth analysis of each section of the book. Luckily, the book is naturally divided into 3 sections.

  1. Part 1 Discussion – Chapters 1 - 11: January 28th 7pm central
  2. Part 2 Discussion – Chapters 12 - 22: February 11th 7pm central
  3. Part 3 Discussion – Chapters 23 - end: February 25th 7pm central

Learn more and RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSeJf.../viewform

Please consider purchasing your book from Semicolon Bookstore, a Black-owned bookstore located in Chicago (515 N Halsted St Chicago, IL 60642). They offer the book for $16. Online purchase and shipment can be made using this link: https://bookshop.org/.../the-immortal-life.../9781400052189

 


 

Let's Talk: Privilege, Racism and Collective Healing
Webinar on Mental Health and Racial Trauma

Monday, November 23, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

Presented by White Coats for Black Lives

 

Tandra Rutledge, Director, Business Development, Riveredge Hospital
Board of Directors for the Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Please register here in advance of this event. 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

*EGR & CCGH Honors Supported Lecture Credit

 


 

Implicit Bias Training Session 2

Thursday, January 7, 2020, 6:00-7:15pm Central

Presented by White Coats for Black Lives


Join us for a night of introspection, education and conversation surrounding four models of leadership central to overcoming. We will be joined by Dr. Hatchett who will be discussing a framework to address implicit bias individually and collectively, with a mindfulness-based approach. Attendance at the first session is not required.

Please register here for this event.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Recommended reading: Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out by Ruth Kin
https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-Race-Transforming-Racism-Inside/dp/1683640810


Featured co-facilitators: 

  • Dr. Lena Hatchett
    • Lena Hatchett, PhD, is Director of Community and University Partnerships in the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago. She leads the institution in health equity research and education through program and policy development. Dr. Hatchett’s research reduces racial and economic health disparities.  To improve the local food systems, Dr. Hatchett co-founded the Maywood Multicultural Farmers Market and the Cook County Green Corps, a youth green job training program. 
    • Learn more about Dr. Hatchett here: https://hsd.luc.edu/bioethics/aboutus/facultydirectory/people/lenahatchettphd/
  • Ailie Kuutan
    • Aili Kuutan helps people who overthink do what they feel like they're meant to do.  She's a coach and yoga & meditation teacher with a degree in Engineering and is certified by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching.  On her podcast, Pure Light, she explores how to believe in yourself and be happy with who you are.  Find her at ailikuutan.com
  • Kelley Gray
    • Kelley Gray is a Project Manager for Proviso Partners for Health, a community-driven, multi-sector coalition that promotes community health, health equity, and transformational systems change.  She serves on the leadership team by creating curriculums, co-facilitating and providing support for community wellness programs. She is also the founder and facilitator of “True You” a curated space of healing from racial trauma for black people.  She holds a B.S. in Human Resources from Illinois State University and a M.A. in Social Justice from Loyola University Chicago.

 


 

MLK Book Discussion:
Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America
 by John Lewis

Friday, January 29, 2020, 12-1pm Central

 

LUC faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to participate in the MLK Book Discussion. We will commemorate Civil Rights icon, the late Congressman John Lewis. Congressman Lewis won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, and we are excited to explore a rich discussion about his book, Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America, on January 29 from 12:00PM - 1:00PM CST. We encourage you to bring your lunch. 

Registration
Interested in participating? Preferred registration by January 27 is available. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom meeting information to join us on January 29.   

Book Reading
A limited number of electronic copies of Congressman Lewis' book are available through Loyola's University Libraries. Alternatively, below are several local, independent retailers that may have the book available for purchase: 

Get Involved - Discussion Facilitator's Needed
Are you interested in volunteering as a Discussion Facilitator? Register to attend the Book Discussion by January 15, and we will provide additional information about volunteering on January 29.

 


 

Session 4: Reconciliation, Reparations, and Racial Justice in Healthcare:
What do Catholic institutions owe?

Wednesday, October 28, 7-8pm Central

To view a recording of this event, please click here.

Theme: What would it look like for Catholic universities, medical schools, hospital systems, and other employers to implement true racial justice? What form might reparations take?

Panelists: Dr. Therese Lysaught, PhD, Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Healthcare Mission Leadership, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Healthcare Leadership at Loyola Chicago - Bio, Dr. Cory Mitchell, Director of Mission Integration, Mercy Health - Bio, and Dr. Malik Henfield, PhD, Professor and Dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago - Bio

Date: October 28 at 7-8pm

 


 

 

Session 3: The Role of Faith Communities
in Dismantling White Supremacy in the U.S. 

Wednesday, October 14, 7-8pm Central

To view the recording of this event, please click here.

Theme: How might churches and other faith communities take up the work for dismantling white supremacy in the U.S. healthcare system? What specific steps could be taken now both individually and structurally? What are the long term goals? What can faith leaders do to lead their communities in dismantling the structure of white supremacy?

Panelists: Dr. Shawnee Daniels-Sykes, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics, Mount Mary University - Bio and Ralph McCloud, Director, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Bio

Date: October 14 at 7-8pm

 


 

Session 2: Systemic Racism in the U.S. Healthcare System

Tuesday, September 29, 7-8pm Central

To view the recording of this event, please click here.

Theme: How does the U.S. healthcare system maintain white supremacy through deliberate and disproportionate denial adequate health care to black and brown individuals/communities?

Panelists: Dr. Brian Williams, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago Medical School - Bio, Jessica Simpson, MPH, Founder of White Coats for Black Lives at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine - Bio

Date: October 6 at 7-8pm

 



 

 Racial Justice Grand Rounds:
Training Health Care Workers to 
Provide Equally Compassionate Patient Centered Medical Care 

Tuesday, September 29, 7-8pm

To view the recording of this event, please click here.

Theme: What is the first-hand experience of patients and providers who are Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)? What specific steps could medical schools, hospital systems, and individual health care providers take?

Panelists: Dr. David Ansell, MD, MPH (Senior Vice President for Community Health Equity, Rush University Medical Center -Bio), Dr. Lena Hatchett, PhD (Associate Professor, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine and Director, Community and University Partnerships -Bio)

Moderator: Jessica Simpson, MPH

Questions regarding this event can be directed to Michael Bayer or the Stritch School of Medicine White Coats for Black Lives team.

 

 


 

LUC Faculty & Staff: Ignatian Spirituality Series: Racial Justice 

September 17, 2020 

Please RSVP to HSCMinistry@luc.edu by Monday, September 14, 2020. 

This session hopes to build upon the resources circulated for self-learning regarding racial justice during the Ignatian Days of Service this past July/August. We hope to accomplish this through pre-session circulation and review of resources, in-session review of a the "Danger of a Single Story" video, and facilitated conversation around this resource and others.