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Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement

Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement

The Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement's (DICE) mission is to establish a culture of inclusive excellence, equity, and human flourishing for all members of Saint Louis University and our connected communities through education, elimination, and transformation.

DICE's areas of responsibility include the Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship, the Center for Social Action, #OccupySLU, a Diversity Speaker Series, Atlas Week, and the annual MLK Tribute. The office also oversees our fulfillment of the Clock Tower Accords, which commit us to actively strengthen diversity, inclusion and equity on our campuses.

DICE also underwrites travel and registration fees for students and faculty to attend conferences that promote diversity, inclusion and racial justice.

Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series

The DICE and Black Alumni Association sponsor the Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series. This webinar series offers guidance, expertise, and experiences from some of SLU’s distinguished professors, faculty, and notable alumni on racial matters that have occurred, and are still present, in not just St. Louis but in the country.

We explore topics ranging from the history of racial injustice as a part of our country’s past; to how it has had a profound and continuing effect on the present. This webinar series is a year-long multi-part series examining whiteness, anti-blackness, and anti-racism in society. This is Saint Louis University’s commitment to achieving the commitment of the values rooted in Ignatian spirituality in achieving social justice and racial equality through the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Topic One: "Navigating White Spaces: A Personal and Professional Dialogue"

The topic one discussion centered around the struggles that Black and Brown individuals face working in all White spaces. The moderator for the webinar series is Richard Marks, Ed.D., director of the Cross Cultural Center. The featured panelists for topic one are Belinda Dantley, J.D., the director of inclusion and diversity education at SLU's School of Law; Richard Harvey, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Kathryn Redmond, J.D., a two-time graduate of Saint Louis University from the College of Public Health and Social Justice with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice '09 and the School of Law '19.

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Topic Two: "Working Together & Becoming Better Allies"

The topic two discussion dove deeper into how we can go beyond surface-level allyship to form true allyship that is consistent and allows everyone to work together. Topic two panelists are Kira H. Banks, Ph.D., co-founder of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity and associate professor in the Department of Psychology; Dixie Meyer, Ph.D., associate professor for the Medical Family Therapy Program; Lauren Bartlett, J.D., assistant clinical professor of law and director of the Human Rights at Home Litigation Clinic at the School of Law; and Christopher Tinson, Ph.D., director of the African American Studies Program. Richard Marks, Ed.D., director of the Cross Cultural Center, served as the host and moderator.

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Additional Resources from Panelists