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In collaboration with colleagues across our member institutions, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has designed Eyes to See: An Anti-Racism Examen. The Examination of Consciousness — or Examen — is a practice used by Jesuits and their colleagues for helping us to make choices and act in ways that better the world. The practice of the Examen is as applicable to colleges and universities as it is to individuals. The central visual element of the Anti-Racism Examen is a 15-minute long video featuring the voices of colleagues from across the AJCU network, sharing their experiences with racism and hopes for the future. Framed as a “Composition of Place,” it shows still photographs of students, faculty, staff, administrators and Board of Trustee members across our institutions. It can be viewed on its own, or as a tool during the guided Examen. Please note that members of our college and university communities experience the wrenching realities of racism in varying ways. The Composition of Place video may evoke strong feelings: participants should feel comfortable choosing to watch all or part of it, as they choose. To learn more, please visit www.ajcunet.edu/eyes-to-see.
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