April 21, 2021

Post-Verdict Gonzaga Community Gathering

Event Details

Date & Time

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Cost

Free


Location

Foley Library Steps


Event Type & Tags

  • Faith Mission
  • Student Life

About This Event

Let us not grow weary in doing what is right,
for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest
if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9

Following the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial for the death of George Floyd, we breathed a collective sigh of relief, a moment of gratitude that we were not disappointed in the jury’s thoughtful decisions. However, simultaneously, there existed a palpable sense of obligation to continue on a journey toward greater justice in our nation. As the scripture noted above suggests, we have to keep going, keep working, keep speaking up, keep learning. As a community of Zags, we will do that together.

A moment to collect our thoughts and to process the trauma of George Floyd’s death is appropriate for us. It is necessary for us to also validate the fears our Black friends and neighbors continue to have, resulting from many instances of violence, and to express our solidarity with them as this journey toward more judicial victories continues.

If you are able, please join us. Reflections and responses will be given by students, faculty and staff. You will also be able to express thoughts on note cards to be posted on campus.

This gathering is for Gonzaga students, faculty and staff only. Per COVID safety guidelines, all must wear masks and practice social distancing.

Please consider wearing your Zags for Black Lives t-shirt or all black.

View the Unviersity's message message of solidarity with our Black students, faculty, staff, families and alumni.