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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. 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. Our Stand on Racism Read More Our Stand on Racism This past weekend, hundreds of protests were organized across the United States and around the world demanding attention to racial injustice. Communities are calling for action, insisting that we — individually and collectively — must take a forceful stand against racism, speak out for racial justice, and embrace the plain truth that Black lives matter. The murder of George Floyd and the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, have incited outrage, and we believe this is righteous anger. In the broader community of South Bend, the 2019 death of Eric Logan and its divisive after-effects show that right here in our city there is much work to be done.