The Karson Institute Opening Celebration
We are absolutely delighted to share that after operating as a virtual institute for the last two and a half years, the Karson Institute will open its physical space on October 9. We invite you to join us at the Reception and Opening to toast our space and hear a bit more about our plans for the 2023-24 Academic Year. Year. Tickets are limited and Registration closes on October 7, 2023.
Founded on the campus of Loyola University Maryland in 2020, the Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice provides a scholarly space for professors, students, social justice workers and activists to come together to research, discuss, debate and explore answers to America’s most urgent questions on inequality, injustice and racial inequity. We know that as a nation, we are stronger together. Still, decades of racial injustice, social inequity, and systemic acts of violence against marginalized communities have separated us. Throughout history, there have been moments of awakening where we have taken up these broader questions and attempted to settle them; but we have found that moments can only lead to movements when there is an infrastructure in place to support operationalizing the work.
We believe that we are in the midst of one of those moments and that The Karson Institute is the place to house the research, train students and community members, and operationalize the movement for racial and social justice. We tell the stories and capture the stories of this moment. We are both committed to addressing these difficult questions and uniquely situated to provide multiple opportunities to think through and implement solutions. We look forward to welcoming you to our new space and to continuing this important conversation.