The Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Week of Racial Justice and Reconciliation is a partnership between the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Division of Student LIfe. Each year, departments across the College embrace our interconnectedness and seek to encourage and foster racial healing, justice and reconciliation through these initiatives. Our 2021 events were created in recognition of the ongoing challenges with race relations in the United States. Now more than ever, we seek to embody the legacies of racial justice through strategies and actions that lead to healing and reconciliation. The 2021 theme is "Our Interconnectedness Binds Us Together" with an emphasis on Dr. King's speech to Mount Holyoke students in October 1963.
Co-sponsors of this year's programming are the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the Weissman Center for Leadership, the Office of Community and Belonging, the Teaching and Learning Initiative, the Alumnae Association, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Jewish Student Union, Examining Privilege, Library and Information Technology Services, the Department of Religion, McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives and the Daughters of Zion.