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We Stand in Solidarity with Afghan Women Read More We Stand in Solidarity with Afghan Women For 175 years Saint Mary’s College has been educating women to make a difference in the world. As an early leader in the education of women, the College continues to respond to the complex needs and challenges of the contemporary world. A Conversation About Race and Privilege Read More A Conversation About Race and Privilege On September 20, 2021, the Center for Spirituality and the Division for Inclusion and Equity hosted a discussion based on Father Daniel P. Horan's latest book, A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege. Commencement Highlight Read More Commencement Highlight Wearing bright blue stoles intricately embroidered with the French Cross, 29 seniors from diverse backgrounds celebrated the 14th annual Multiethnic Graduation Celebration May 19, 2021.n Campus Celebrates Juneteenth Read More Campus Celebrates Juneteenth The sound of drums could be heard across campus Friday, June 19, to celebrate this year’s Juneteenth—the first year the day is recognized as a national holiday. Our Work for Justice Continues Read More Our Work for Justice Continues As a college community, what can we do in the face of human suffering, anguish, and demands for change? President Katie Conboy and Executive Director Redgina Hill ask for continued work toward racial justice in a letter to students, faculty, and staff. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Saint Mary’s Read More Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Saint Mary’s On Monday, January 18, Saint Mary’s held its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Organized through the President’s Council on Inclusivity and Multicultural Diversity (PCIMD), the 25-minute virtual ceremony honored the legacy of Dr. King and his impact on the College, the community, and the world. Saint Mary’s Fights Back Against Racism Read More Saint Mary’s Fights Back Against Racism It is no small feat to make the world a just and inclusive place but by broadening perspectives, Saint Mary’s hopes to help make an impact on campus and in our communities. Saint Mary’s invites you to join the College in the fight against racism. You’re encouraged to review and adopt these tools into discussions with friends and family, in your workplace, and everywhere you interact with others. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Read More Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Throughout the month, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on our campus, we recognize the contributions of our Hispanic American alumnae to the history, culture, and achievements of the US. Celebrating Juneteenth! Read More Celebrating Juneteenth! As people across the country gather in observance of Juneteenth to commemorate African American freedom, we join by highlighting several African American alumnae who have made significant contributions to their communities. An Open Letter to Our Community from the Board of Trustees Read More An Open Letter to Our Community from the Board of Trustees June 8, 2020 Dear Saint Mary’s Community, We are grateful to be part of a community that is committed to racial justice and equity. On June 1, Saint Mary’s College issued a strong public statement acknowledging the righteous anger arising from the recent murder of George Floyd and the deaths of countless others at the hands of police. We reaffirmed the College’s commitment to fight for all marginalized, victimized populations and to disrupt the dehumanizing effects caused by systemic and interpersonal racism.