Justice Summit on Human Dignity: Understanding Race in the 21st Century
April 15-22, 2021: Weeklong culmination of the Justice Summit
Bellarmine is embarking on its first all-school Justice Summit in which we will journey together to take a deeper dive into a justice issue. As part of our Jesuit roots we are called to walk with the excluded. In solidarity with other Jesuit schools, we choose to participate in our first Justice Summit on Human Dignity.
The Summit on Human Dignity focuses on an issue that is particularly relevant and informs students on its complexities and nuances, as well as its social ramifications.
The 2021 Justice Summit on Human Dignity topic is: Understanding Race in the 21st Century.
This year’s summit will focus on the ways in which systemic racism impacts our society. We are committed to being bridge-builders between people of different backgrounds while living out our mission to form each young man to “seek justice and truth throughout his life.” We will explore a timeline of racial injustice, focusing on redlining in Tacoma.
"A Jesuit education should aim to free [its community] to confront honestly the social injustices of racism, sexism and religious intolerance." ~ What Makes a Jesuit School Jesuit.
We are answering the call from Pope Francis and the Jesuits West province to deepen our understanding of ourselves and each other. Our hope is to help you to think critically about the issues and challenges that you encounter in our increasingly complex world.
Our hope is to graduate young men and women of conscience, compassion and competence who will harness their voices as well as their agency to influence and affect positive change for those most in need of justice and equity.