Resources to Help End Racial Injustice
Whitworth denounces the sin of racism that continues to plague our nation, our community, and our campus, and we ask every member of the Whitworth family to reflect upon ways we can take action and contribute to a more just, equitable, and humane society.
What Whitworth Offers Now
- A letter from June 5, 2020, from Chief Diversity Officer Lorna Heranandez-Jarvis to the Whitworth community: Steps Whitworth Is Taking to Address Racial Injustice.
- Zero tolerance: Read our non-discrimination statement in the Whitworth Student Handbook.
- Counseling and pastoral care for underrepresented students.
- A donor-supported affinity group for faculty members of color.
- Help-a-Pirate and CARES Act assistance for students in financial need.
- DEI Speaker Series to engage community on race-related issues.
- Intergroup dialogue training on race and racism for students and employees.
- Racial reconciliation groups through the Office of Church Engagement that create Christian community action plans.
- Monthly meetings with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office to help ensure justice and equity for students of color.
- A virtual courageous conversation with faculty and staff about racism on Wednesday, June 10, from 3:30-5 p.m. (details on how to attend to be announced).
- A Zoom prayer gathering offered by campus ministry for racial justice on Friday, June 12, from noon to 12:30 p.m. (details on how to attend will be announced). If you have a specific prayer request, email us at email@example.com and our ministry staff will pray over your needs.
- The Whitworth Ministry Summit offered virtually June 23-25 with a focus on the theme of "Lament & Hope," particularly as these biblical concepts pertain to racial reconciliation and justice: www.whitworth.edu/summit.
- Continued intergroup dialogue training on race and racism with student and employee groups.
- Summer workshops for faculty on inclusive and culturally responsive pedagogy for integration with the WhitworthFLEX fall plan.
- Continued intensive training for equity advocates in search committees to ensure equity in the hiring process.
- Development of a courageous conversations program around the election.
- Strengthening of the process to address bias incidents on campus, which will be shared with the community at the start of the academic year.
- Implementation of redesigned curriculum with clear student learning outcomes that will be assessed regularly.
How to Take Action Today
Places to support, articles to read, and other ways to learn about and support anti-racism.