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Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Beloved Community


Please join the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the 21-Day Challenge to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Beloved Community. Coretta Scott King founded The King Center to further the goals of  Dr. Martin Luther King.  From The King Center: “Dr. King’s Beloved Community is a global vision, in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger, and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry, and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood.”


The 21-Day Challenge is an opportunity for shared learning, action, and growth. We invited the Benedictine Community to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our world.


The self-guided learning journey examines the history and impact of racism, and how it has shaped people’s lives. The experience will deepen understanding and help launch what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to improving equity and inclusion.


The challenge will begin the Sunday, January 17 through Saturday, February 6, participants will receive a daily email with readings, videos, podcasts, and ways participants can take action!


Anyone can participate, and learning can be individual or in groups.


Participation is free. All you need to do is sign up.


Please click here to sign up to take the challenge.


Beginning on Sunday, January 17, you will receive an email each day.

Each day's message will have information, links to articles, videos, and more about a specific topic. The challenge is to spend each day learning and getting a better understanding of the equity and race issues we face.

You can participate solo, or form a small group and discuss each day's topic. We will provide resources throughout the challenge to help facilitate.  At the end of the challenge, we will present you with ideas on actions you can take to help improve equity issues in our community.


If you have any questions, please contact Karl Constant at

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

As a Benedictine institution, social justice work is part of who we are. Our past Teach-In's are evidence of our work.
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Virtual 2021 Teach in on Social Justice 
Monday, March 1st 


International Education Week (IEW) is sponsored by the Department of State and the Department of Education. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. IEW promotes programs that prepare Americans Americans for a global environment. 


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