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Drop-In Sessions - 21-Day Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge

The 21-Day Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network has begun and runs through Sunday, February 21, 2021.  Join any time at 21-Day Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge, or fill in the Fairfield University Registration Form. 

Here is information about drop-in sessions where we can gather to discuss the Challenge: 

This Week

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Join the Center for Social Impact to discuss what being non-racist and anti-racist means in the context of faith and justice.

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Friday, February 5, 2021 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Join Campus Ministry to discuss prayer as a resource for racial justice, focusing on how Ignatian Spirituality—particularly the Examen—can be an effective tool in addressing our own racial biases and combating racism in society.

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Friday, February 5, 2021 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Join Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) to discuss microaggressions. 

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Looking Ahead to Week Two

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Join Prof. Paul Lakeland, Director of the Center for Catholic Studies, in a student-focused dialogue on how the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching informs and challenges the Catholic Church’s record on racial justice, including some insights from Pope Francis’s later letter, Fratelli Tutti, on political love and the importance of dialogue in forming social friendship.

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 Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Join Campus Ministry which will open the space to an honest and vulnerable conversation about how the Catholic Church, the Society of Jesus, and Jesuit Colleges and Universities have been complicit in the U.S.’s original sin of slavery, segregation, and racism.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Join CT-ACE Women’s Network to discuss the overall experience with the Challenge and the day’s topic, a culture of white supremacy.

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Friday, February 12, 2021 – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN) to discuss the day’s theme of "A Culture of White Supremacy: Jesuit Institutions, Slavery and Equity."

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Details for Week Three drop-in sessions will be shared in the coming days. 

This Challenge leads up to our Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. with Cristina Beltrán. This Challenge brings our Fairfield community together as one way to reflect on and advance our Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Mission Statement.  For further readings to compliment the 21-Day Challenge, please visit our DiMenna-Nyselius Library Antiracist Resource Guide.

This 21-Day Challenge is supported by the MLK Convocation Committee, Center for Social Impact, Center for Catholic Studies, Campus Ministry, Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, CT-ACE Fairfield Chapter, and Alpha Sigma Nu.

For further questions, please contact Jocelyn M. Boryczka, Associate Vice Provost for Scholarly, Creative, and Community Engagement, at





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