Danielle M. Young, Ph.D., Jeffrey J. Sable, Ph.D., and Jack Curran, FSC, Ph.D.
This paper documents the second Lasallian Higher Education Colloquy on Racial Justice. Through contemplating and applying Lasallian values, colloquy participants explored challenges and solutions to racial justice issues on Lasallian college campuses. Seminar-style sessions promoted breadth and depth of discussion, developed important themes for carrying out racial justice work in a Lasallian context and participants also actively created tools to facilitate this work. First, they updated a draft of the Mission Mandated Lasallian Vision for Racial Justice (created during the first colloquy). This paper presents it in its entirety to inspire contemplation, action, and revision. Second, they wrote a call for the creation of Lasallian Affiliates for Racial Justice collective. This collective, together and by association, would connect and coordinate racial justice actions within and across campuses. Details of the role of these Affiliates, as well as further steps to ensure racial justice work continues in momentum, are also discussed.
Exploring the Intersections: Racial Justice, our Lasallian Heritage, and the Catholic Tradition
KEYWORDS: Lasallian; Catholic; Social Justice; Racial Justice; Pedagogy
Danielle M. Young, Ph.D.
Danielle M. Young, PhD, assistant professor in Psychology at Manhattan College, earned her PhD in Personality and Social Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her current research focuses on the process and impact of social categorization, with a focus on stigmatized groups.
Jeffrey J. Sable, PhD
Jeffrey J. Sable, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of behavioral sciences at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He received his doctorate in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003 with an emphasis in cognition and neuroscience and an interdisciplinary graduate minor in college teaching.
Jack Curran, FSC, Ph.D.
Jack Curran, FSC, Ph.D., is Vice President for Mission at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. He previously served in senior administrative roles at two other Lasallian higher education institutions, Bethlehem University and Saint Mary’s College of California. Throughout his more than 30-year career in education, Br. Jack has researched and published various works concerning the relationship between human rights and religion based on empirical data involving Muslim and Christian adolescents and young adults. He is also part of an international comparative human rights and religion project developed through Radbound University, The Netherlands. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Manhattan College, entered the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1979, and went on to earn his master’s and doctorate in social work from the State University of New York at Albany.