“Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement: Why and How” Join us March 18-20, 2016 at Goshen College.
In the shadow of the recent spree of racism in colleges across the country, and under the longer shadow of historic racism and racialized violence in the United States, Goshen College’s PAX Club, Black Student Union, Latino Student Union, and the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies Department are organizing this year’s Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship around the theme of “Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement: Why and How?”
A mix of input and interaction—working with a wide variety of leaders, in small groups and plenary sessions—will help us examine race and racism in our own institutions, colleges, and churches. Sessions will be organized under four main headings:
- Why does it matter?
- What’s my part?
- What will we say?
- What sustains and inspires us?
The goal of our work is to empower us to combat racism individually and institutionally, in our homes and in our hearts. We will work toward being able to make two kinds of statements concerning race and racism by the end of our time together: one will be statements directed to our different institutions that speak to the particular issues they are facing, the other will represent the common voice we have forged in our work together in this Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship conference.
ICPF conference participants: here’s the schedule; names of those leading the different sessions coming shortly!
Friday, March 18
|4 – 6 p.m.||Check-in (Newcomer lobby)|
|6 – 7||Light meal for participants coming from outside Goshen (Newcomer 17)|
|7 – 8||Introducing the conference and ourselves|
|8 – 10||Movie: Dear White People (Newcomer 17)|
Saturday, March 19
|8 – 9 a.m.||Breakfast (Westlawn Dining Hall)|
|9 – 10:45||Why Does It Matter?
|10:45 – 11||Break|
|11:15 – 12:15 p.m.||What’s My Part?
3 teach-in options:
|12:15 – 1:15||Lunch (Westlawn Dining Hall)|
|1:30 – 2:45||What Will We Say? (1)
Student facilitated work toward our conference statements on race and racism
|2:45 – 3||Break|
|3:15 – 4:30||What Sustains and Inspires Us?
2 teach-in options:
|4:30 – 5:00||Response and reflections from our keynote speaker, Dr. Whitehead|
|6 – 8||Dinner in Goshen|
Sunday, March 20
|8:30 – 9:30 a.m.||Breakfast (Westlawn Dining Hall)|
|9:30 – 11:30||What Will We Say? (2)
Again, student-facilitated work together
|12 – 1 p.m.||Lunch (Westlawn Dining Hall)|