Judson’s Black History Month Draws to a Close

Events are winding down for Judson’s Black History Month. At the speaker’s request, Rondell Trevino and Pastor Peter Hong will delay their planned chapel presentations.

February 24
10 a.m., Virtual Chapel: “A Unity in Diversity” featuring Alumnus and Author Edward Gilbreath. He will speak on “The Relevance of MLK’s message in 2021.”

February 25
9 a.m.: A panel discussion by the Internal Diversity Committee will be held at the February Staff Assembly in honor of Black History Month. The discussion will focus on continuing the relevance of MLK’s message. This panel discussion is an outgrown of the “Unity & Diversity” chapel.

February 28
Black Student Union Meeting, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Location TBD
Colors of Characters” Movie Premiere about the Steve Skipper story following a live Zoom with Steve SkipperThis BSU fundraiser will include popcorn and pizza. Tickets will be $8 with a special student discount; $12 for others. Faculty, staff and students, please come out and celebrate the closing celebration for Black History Month and purchase tickets to attend.

Join the United Way’s Equity Challenge
For the entire month, the United Way of Illinois has issued a challenge to participate in a number of weekly informational messages concerning diversity, inclusion and equity that will be beneficial to the Judson University community. Please visit the attached website and enroll in these weekly messages. You can spend as little as 15 minutes or as much as an hour or so reading and listening to the information. Some of the topics covered are: “Understanding Privilege, Housing & Redlining, Justice System Inequities, and Systemic Ethnic Bias”. Through these weekly challenges, you can listen to equity conversations to gain a deeper understanding about systemic ethnic bias and inequity. The hope is to foster awareness, provide education and promote action. This is a 21-week program that you can take advantage of as we move towards a more inclusive campus.

Please sign up at  http://unitedwayillinois.org/equity-challenge/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=

This initiative is supported by the Office of Diversity and Spiritual Development and the Wellness Center.

More activities will be announced by the Black Student Union as their plans progress to celebrate Black History month.

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