Student Leaders: In Context

What is In Context?

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in this quarterly open discussion series to talk about race, diversity and reconciliation.

Finding yourself and learning about others [In] the greater [Context] of history, the Bible, and societal systems.

Join us through discovery, community, and engaging conversations, as we unpack and unveil some realities of race relations, its intersections and impact on our stories.


In Context is an ASSP program that meets every quarter for six weeks.  There are 2 to 3 groups per quarter that meet over a selection of the following content:

  • Deconstruction of Race - This discussion group will learn more about the construct of "race" in America and examine its legacy and relevance in society today.
  • White Privilege - This discussion group will provide an introduction towards understanding the foundations of White Privilege that underlie SPU's Born Identity Exhibit's purpose and relevance.

Winter 2018 Quarter

January 30- March 6

Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm

Register by Jan 29



Each quarter In Context seeks out student facilitators to assist in the group discussions. If you have participated in In Context before and may be interested in an opportunity to develop and practice the skill of facilitation, contact Carly Pena,

If you have questions or want more information, contact:


History of In Context

In Context was created by the 2010-2011 ASSP Intercultural Director, DeHeavalyn Pullium '11.  In its first year it was awarded ASSP Outstanding Program for Diversity at the 2011 Student Leadership Celebration.

Urban Promise Response

Read more about students' experience of In Context in SPU's etc.