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 a Catalyst ASSP program that meets every quarter for six weeks. There are two to three 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 toward understanding the foundations of white privilege and its relevance.

Fall Quarter 2022

Fall Quarter Times: Mondays, 5:00-6:30 pm, weeks 4 - 9, Oct 3 - Nov 7

Contact: Rae Perez,, with questions

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Instagram: @spucatalyst 


6 Week Workshop

Sign up for In Context, a 6 week workshop on racism, capitalism and transformative justice. It takes place quarterly and is hosted by Catalyst in partnership with the JPC. Together we will learn about the ever-present reality of systemic racism in order to refine our perceptions of ourselves, our histories, and our collective society. We hope to foster a safe space in which all SPU students, staff, and faculty are invited to engage in challenging and transformative conversations and to equip SPU community members to work towards a better world by thinking critically about systems of exploitation. All SPU students, staff and faculty are welcome. Queer, trans, and BIPOC folks are encouraged to participate. Participants should expect to commit to attending all 6 meetings.

Please register to join this quarter's meeting times.

If you have questions or want more information, contact:

“...justice is something for which every generation has to strive.”
Dr. John M. Perkins
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Reconciliation Studies

Equip yourself to participate in the work of reconciliation when you add a Reconciliations Studies minor to your given field of study.