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Like most institutions across the country, the John Carroll University community is working hard to understand, contextualize and embrace its particular role in the work for racial justice.

The John Carroll University Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has curated resources to help our community reflect on the history of racism in the United States. Today, JCU observes Juneteenth, a day celebrated annually, particularly in the African American community, to commemorate the end of chattel slavery in the United States in 1865.

“Juneteenth is an important reminder of the need for our society and our University to embrace a commitment to lasting racial justice,” said Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D, president of John Carroll University. “In the Ignatian pedagogical paradigm, we understand that action does not happen on its own, but rather flows from the process of reflection upon our experiences, observations, and learning.”

To learn more about the Racial Equity Resources and Juneteenth Reflections, visit