• NCORE Team


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    Keyonis Johnson

    Undergraduate Student
    Majoring in Social Justice,
    Minor in Sociology & African American Studies
    Junior
    Originally from Chicago, IL & Fridley, MN
     

    WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HAMLINE UNIVERISTY NCORE NETWORK?
    I was initially interested in NCORE because of previous student participants’ sharing their great experiences at the conference. Their experience combined with my personal interests and investment in race relations and racial justice. I had and still have a profound passion for educating myself as well as my community about racial issues and all of its intersections.

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NCORE MEMORY or SESSION?
    Although I enjoyed all of the sessions that I attended, there was one in particular that impacted me significantly. The session was centered on white women and women of color engaging in conversation about race. The session provoked thought of new perspectives that I had never encountered before. A quote that resounded with me was that “race is always in the room whether a person of color is in the room or not” (Frances Kendall).

    WHAT DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE?
    I am definitely taking away a profound, deeper and meaningful understanding of oppression on my different fronts including racism, classism, sexism and many more. My consciousness of these issues is at the highest peak that it has ever been. And, of course, I am taking away a ton of knowledge and experience that was/is life changing.

    WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL GOALS FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR?
    My personal goals for my participation in NCORE and anti-racism during the academic year are to: (1) Develop a deeper knowledge of racial oppression within my own target identities (e.g., African American, female); (2) Engage in transformative dialogue on campus; and (3) Gain positive supporters and allies, and to also hopefully be seen as a selfless ally to others.

  • Hamline News

    Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives encourages undergraduate students to apply for Diversity Summer Collaborative Research grants. The goal of this collaborative research program is to help address student concerns and university needs for strengthening Hamline's practice of diversity and inclusion through activities and all realms of university life. Applications are due March 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

    Hamline University President Fayneese Miller spoke to the Midway Como Monitor about her experiences and observations following the shooting death of Philando Castile, and her work with Hamline's Center for Justice and Law, the St. Paul Foundation, and The Circle of Peace Movement to create the community conversation forum What Would Justice Look Like? The upcoming community dialogue will be held on March 15, 5:30-9 p.m. in Klas Center. 

    The Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) in the School of Education was awarded a second grant of $457,000 from the Minnesota Department of Education's Math and Science Partnership Program to continue its innovate work in science teacher training. This brings the total grant amount for this two-phase project to $907,000.