An open letter from AARA

To the Xavier community: Aspiring Anti-Racist Allies (AARA) is an affinity group of approximately fifty self-identified White staff, faculty and alumni who want to become anti-racist, anti-supremacist allies and examine our own ideas about race and racism. We meet every other week to discuss readings and current events. Our focus is on challenging ourselves and other White people to take responsibility for racist oppression. We welcome opportunities to communicate, collaborate and build relationships with people of color to challenge racism together. As such, we are writing this open letter in response Jeff Coleman and Dave Johnson’s letter to students regarding … Continue reading An open letter from AARA

An open letter to our elected officials

By: The Xavier University IFTJ Delegation ~Open Letter~ This past weekend, the Xavier University Delegation had an incredible experience participating in the Ignation Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), a conference attended by more than 1,500 students, staff and affiliates of Jesuit high schools, colleges and universities from across the continental United States. IFTJ focused on engaging individuals in dialogue on social justice issues on which individuals need to take action on. During our trip, we had the opportunity to meet with members of Sen. Sherrod Brown’s staff in his Washington, D.C. office. In our meeting with Brown’s team we discussed … Continue reading An open letter to our elected officials