Safe space encourages reflection on racial injustice

Chasity Pugh

In light of the recent deaths of Terence Crutcher and Keith Scott, the Office of Mission and Ministry is providing students and staff with a time to pray and reflect.

John Sebastian, Vice President of Mission and Ministry, announced via email on Friday, Sept. 23 that with the increased media attention of the recent killings, the community should come together to support each other through the processes of anger and grief.

“Seeds for Change” is a three-day safe space that will be held in the Manresa Den from noon to 2:30 p.m. from Wednesday, Sept. 28 to Friday, Sept. 30.

Loyola community members are encouraged to attend and acknowledge their feelings about racial injustices. This will be a safe space to reflect on the recent killings, cry, share and write messages or prayers. At least one Mission and Ministry staff member will be present throughout the event.

The messages and prayers created during this time will be displayed in the One Loyola Room in mid-October. These “Seeds of Hope” for which the event is named will include stories and images of those who have helped to bring justice to communities across the nation.