21 Day Challenge: Black Lives Matter : Show Up Act Up Speak Up

Last date was Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm (CT)
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In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the rise of global protest demanding systemic change, it is imperative that we reexamine, and restructure programs intended to address issues of social justice.  In an open letter to Marquette University, Dr. Rivera Berruz stressed that for any institution with Christian roots, service is an essential, ethical requirement. But what does it mean to serve? We cannot proclaim that our mission is to prepare women and men in the fight for a more just society when, in fact, our model for addressing social issues often reinforces preexisting savior complexes. 

21 Days of Action: Black Lives Matter (Show Up, Act Up, and Speak Up) is a self-reflective series to critically engage the Marquette community in conversations on racial injustices, economic injustices, and what it means to truly serve in a community. 
In this series, we will be exploring topics such as:
  • Race Friends and our social lives
  • Interrupting racism
  • Understanding demands of the movement
  • Why does Black Lives Matter?
Each week for four weeks, participants will Show Up (engage in multimedia resources on the theme), Act Up (participate in a virtual or in-person action in support of justice), and Speak Up (meet virtually or in-person with peers to discuss and support).  
Speak Up groups will meet on Tuesdays from 12-1 pm or Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm. You will have the option to participate virtually or in-person.

Kickoff: Sept 29/30
Challenge Week 1: Oct 6/7
Challenge Week 2: Oct 13/14
Challenge Week 3: Oct 20/21
Challenge Week 4: Oct 28/29

Hosted by the Burke Scholarship Program and the Center for Community Service.
Opens Sep 11, 2020 12:00am
Registration Closes
Any time before each end date or when space runs out.

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