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Summer Institute for New Students

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2023 Summer Institute on the Humanities of Healing and Restoration
July 17-21, 2023 | Stories for Racial Justice and Healing

DePaul’s new Social Transformation Research Collaborative (STRC) examines and celebrates the cultural forms and traditions that people of color have created to survive historical and structural violence. Our stories, art, food, music, history, poetry, and religious practices have been, and are, sources of resilience, rebuilding, and intellectual community.

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"Look Up" by Maici Williams

We are very excited to invite newly admitted DePaul undergraduates to become part of our Collaborative by applying for a one-week Summer Institute on Stories for Racial Justice and Healing.

If selected, the new undergraduates will join a dynamic group of faculty​, staff, current and past DePaul students, and special guests to explore various modes, genres, and forms of stories and storytelling that connect with the Institute's theme.

Students will explore questions like:

  • How have various modes, genres, and forms of storytelling exposed, documented, and challenged racism and other forms of inequality and injustice?
  • How have artists and writers of color used storytelling to raise awareness about structural societal problems and envision a better future?
  • How have people of color and members of other marginalized groups used writing, poetry, fiction, music, art, photography, and other humanistic expressions to inform action and build new structures of anti-violence and anti-racism?
  • What particular skills and inspiration can we take from the humanities that will allow us to interrogate present circumstances critically, enhance or multiply the frameworks we use to understand things, and articulate alternatives or solutions?

What are the costs?

In addition to meeting new friends and mentors and learning more about DePaul, students will earn two hours of college elective credit; all travel, on-campus room and board, fees, and tuition expenses will be paid by DePaul.

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