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Upcoming Events and Initiatives

The Magis Center for Equity and Inclusion is pleased to announce we will be taking nine amazing students on the inaugural Magis Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Tour. From April 18–22, 2022, we will visit colleges and universities in Atlanta, including Spelman, Morehouse, and Clark Atlanta. This college tour is an important opportunity for our students who identify as Black and African American to witness and be exposed to a predominantly Black college and university experience and is designed to encourage, support and motivate students to pursue HBCU post-secondary education.

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Parent Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee

SI is looking for members to form a Parent DEIB Committee. This committee will be a cohort of parents or guardians who represent SI’s parent affinity groups — AALPA, SIPAC, Ignatian Guild, Fathers Club and Father Sauer Academy Parent Group — and collaborate with the Magis Center for Equity and Inclusion to support parents', guardians' and students' participation in a strong culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Prospective committee members will be nominated and selected by their respective parent groups.

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Student Voice: How the Magis Program Helped My College Application Process

To explain the impact of SI's Magis program, we interviewed Samantha Loyola ’22 about her experiences at SI. She spoke about her introduction to our community, her challenges in applying to colleges, how the Magis program and specific people at SI supported her, and offered advice for younger students and their families. 

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Contemporary Challenges to Dr. King’s Democratic Vision

On January 18, 2022, SI had the honor and privilege of welcoming back Rap Sessions for a highly engaging conversation between author and activist Bakari Kitwana and 2021 MacArthur “genius” Fellowship recipient Desmond Meade. Kitwana and Meade shared a candid dialogue on the major contemporary battles facing U.S. citizens seeking to practice the most fundamental right in a democratic society: the right to vote.

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