Working to Level the Playing Field
Faculty and alumni are addressing social inequities in a time of crisis.

Several faculty members and alumni met in the fall to share their experiences with, and perspectives on, social inequities exacerbated by struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recession and racial unrest. The conversations were moderated by Sheila Radford-Hill, former chief diversity officer, using as a framework the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation project. Dominican is a designated TRHT Campus Center and serves as a hub for programs and initiatives promoting racial justice on campus and in the community.

This article was included in the Fall 2020 Dominican Magazine. You can read the entire article here.

Conversations focused on healthcare, immigration, and police and protests. You can listen to these conversations, and several others featuring contemporary thought leaders, through Dominican’s new Arts & Minds Podcast Series.

 

Photo: Berto Aguayo ’16, founder of Increase the Peace and a community organizer who has been recognized by the Obama Foundation, mobilized a pop-up food pantry this summer in the Back-of-the-Yards neighborhood. He also led Black and Brown unity efforts over the summer.