The Race Card Project® by Michele Norris is proud to be partnering with the students, faculty and community of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas!
At Trinity University, academic excellence is expected. Trinity’s 2,400 students live in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world where borders mean less and collaboration, tolerance, and intercultural communication mean more. For these reasons Trinity offers a rigorous yet flexible curriculum enhanced with a wide range of interdisciplinary programs and special opportunities, all of which are designed to provide real world experiences, increase international exposure and understanding, and instill the values required for global citizenship and making a difference.
Michele Norris’s visit is part of a yearlong series of events on diversity, civility, and inclusion launched by Trinity University President Danny Anderson.
In a recent email to the campus, President Anderson wrote, “Diversity and inclusion are abiding community values. From our participation in San Antonio’s MLK Jr. March each year to the values in our strategic plan, respect for individuals and respect for community are at the heart of all that we do. I am proud that our campus includes students whose families live in 44 different countries.
I am proud that since 2000, we have hired faculty and staff from 12 different countries. While our origins are Christian and I am proud of our Presbyterian roots, we are also religiously, racially, and culturally diverse. Our value of ‘community’ calls for us to be ‘open to individual spiritual discovery, understanding, and growth.’ These different perspectives enrich us. I have stated to faculty, staff, and students that we must dispel any fear that hinders our work. We value open dialogue and critical thinking about all topics, including challenging or controversial topics.”
Here, you can see what others have to say and you can share your own observations, experiences, theories, opinions, triumphs, laments or anthems on race and cultural identity.
6-words is often just a start.
We are thrilled about this collaboration and hope this space will serve as a place to stoke and capture dialogue. Come back often. The wall is ever changing. The inbox is always open.