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 2021

Winter Quarter Times: Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm, Jan 27-Feb 24

Contact: Patti Fong,, with questions

Follow us:

Instagram: @spucatalyst 


Sign up for In Context, a quarterly workshop series on racism and capitalism run through Catalyst. We also host stand-alone events on topics related to socioeconomic justice. Our goal is to equip SPU community members to build radical imagination for a better world by thinking critically about systems of exploitation. All SPU students, staff and faculty are welcome. Please fill in our In Context Interest Form for more information and to find out 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.