Several St. Ambrose University students, faculty and administrators were having lunch with Sister Barbara Moore, CSJ, the university’s spring commencement speaker, when the topic of “Race Matters” came up. That was the theme of a yearlong focus on racial justice as part of St. Ambrose’s commitment to social justice. Events included free lectures, films, concerts, artistic performances and exhibits.
All gathered at the table in the Cosgrove Hall faculty dining room appreciated the university’s focus on racial justice, but Sr. Moore, a longtime civil rights activist, also noted that it isn’t necessary to wait for special occasions to tap into the expertise of people with color.
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