We will commemorate Juneteenth here at JCU, as we started to do last year, with a community reflection opportunity on Friday, June 18th for all university employees to recognize the significance of this day and discuss how we will work as a community toward our goals of addressing racial injustice as a core part of our Jesuit Catholic mission. All JCU employees are invited to attend.
What: Freedom & Hope: An Afternoon of Reflection Honoring Juneteenth
Date: Friday, June 18
Time: beginning at 12:00 noon (lunch will be served)
Who: open to all full and part-time faculty and staff and graduate assistants
Learn more and register online: https://jcu.edu/form/juneteenth-reflection
This campus opportunity combines commemoration with reflection by incorporating an Ignatian examen, based upon “Eyes to See,” AJCU’s new Anti-Racism Examen. In Ignatian spirituality, the examen is a regular practice of self-examination designed to help the individual move towards recognizing God and goodness in the midst of all things. In our Afternoon of Reflection, we will utilize the examen framework as a community, to explore our own work of becoming an anti-racist institution grounded in justice, equity, and human dignity.
This program qualifies for a half-day of Mission Leave after consultation with your supervisor.