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

Welcome to Week Three of the 21-Day Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network runs through Sunday, February 27, 2022.  Join any time at 21-Day Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge, or fill in the Fairfield University Registration Form.  This Challenge is designed to meet participants where they are on their racial justice journey.  It can be done individually and in groups. 


Anyone interested in journeying with someone through this challenge, can email Kevin Molloy in Campus Ministry – kmolloy@fairfield.edu. Interested participants will be matched with a Campus Minister who will be available to meet one-on-one once a week to unpack the experience. Campus Ministers will participate in the challenge alongside their prayer partners.


We are also offering drop-in sessions so that we can gather in community to reflect on the Challenge: 


Week Three Drop-In Sessions

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Join Melissa Quan, Director, Center for Social Impact; Kurt Schlichting, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; and Jonathan Delgado, Assistant Director for Community Engaged Research to reflect on racism and housing. They will draw on resources provided by the Ignatian Solidarity Network and also on research examining local contexts and communities in Connecticut.

Zoom Link: https://Fairfield.zoom.us/j/95287035167


Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Join students Tyler Heffern, Speaker of the FUSA Senate, and Eden Marchese, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, FUSA, to discuss racism and the environment.

Zoom Link: https://Fairfield.zoom.us/j/93693085890


Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Join Alpha Sigma Nu student leaders Renée Levesque and Peter Baron to discuss racism and mass incarceration.

Location: Barone Campus Center, Room 202


Friday, February 25, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join Jocelyn Boryczka, Vice Provost for Scholarly and Inclusive Excellence, and Rachelle Brunn-Bevel, Faculty Chair for Inclusive Excellence, and Associate Professor & Chair, Sociology and Anthropology, to discuss policing and racism.

Location: Barone Campus Center, Room 206

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 partners across campus, including Campus Ministry, the MLK Convocation Committee, Center for Social Impact, Center for Catholic Studies, Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, CT-ACE Fairfield Chapter, FUSA, and Alpha Sigma Nu. 


For further questions, please contact Jocelyn M. Boryczka, Vice Provost for Scholarly and Inclusive Excellence, at jboryczka@fairfield.edu.


For more information, contact Tasha Mehne / 2360 / tmehne@fairfield.edu