The DICE and Black Alumni Association sponsor the Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series at ΘνΓΓΙη. This webinar series offers guidance, expertise, and experiences from some of ΘνΓΓΙηβ€™s distinguished professors, faculty, and notable alumni on racial matters that have occurred, and are still present, in not just St. Louis but in the country.
We explore topics ranging from the history of racial injustice as a part of our countryβ€™s past; to how it has had a profound and continuing effect on the present. This webinar series is a year-long multi-part series examining whiteness, anti-blackness, and anti-racism in society. This is ΘνΓΓΙηβ€™s commitment to achieving the commitment of the values rooted in Ignatian spirituality in achieving social justice and racial equality through the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The topic one discussion centered around the struggles that Black and Brown individuals face working in all White spaces. The moderator for the webinar series is Richard Marks, Ed.D., director of the Cross Cultural Center. The featured panelists for topic one are Belinda Dantley, J.D., the director of inclusion and diversity education at ΘνΓΓΙη's School of Law; Richard Harvey, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Kathryn Redmond, J.D., a two-time graduate of ΘνΓΓΙη from the College of Public Health and Social Justice with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice '09 and the School of Law '19.
The topic two discussion dove deeper into how we can go beyond surface-level allyship to form true allyship that is consistent and allows everyone to work together. Topic two panelists are Kira H. Banks, Ph.D., co-founder of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity and associate professor in the Department of Psychology; Dixie Meyer, Ph.D., associate professor for the Medical Family Therapy Program; Lauren Bartlett, J.D., assistant clinical professor of law and director of the Human Rights at Home Litigation Clinic at the School of Law; and Christopher Tinson, Ph.D., director of the African American Studies Program. Richard Marks, Ed.D., director of the Cross Cultural Center, served as the host and moderator.