Packer continues working to address issues related to race and racism at Packer. We invite alumni to participate in these efforts and to continue to hold us accountable.
This month, we launched IMPACT: Insights into Anti-Racism Work at Packer, a twice-yearly publication with the mission of sharing the story of Packer’s anti-racism initiatives and programs. In the current issue, discover what the Packer community has learned about the history of racism, how the math department is becoming anti-racist, how Middle Schoolers are addressing hate speech, and more.
Alumni Book Club
This year, the Alumni Board launched the Packer Alumni Book Club. Participants joined Packer students, faculty, and staff in reading Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. Alumni had a chance to read the same materials as Packer students and better engage with this topic. The book was a great starting point for the new group, which will explore works on a variety of topics going forward. (Watch the video about how Stamped impacted adults in our community.)
Alumni Focus Groups
In January 2021, we will be inviting alumni to participate in focus groups about the alumni community's role in Packer's Anti-Racism Action Plan and ways in which Packer can better support and engage alumni of color. See the alumni calendar for more information and watch your email inbox for the invitation.
We value alumni participation in this topic. You can stay up to date on Packer's anti-racism work by visiting www.packer.edu/anti-racism.