Sept. 24, 2020
In the first of a guest speaker series sponsored by the Work of Men of Color club, Fr. Peter Byrne, S.J., the Rev. Happy Watkins, and GU assistant coach Roger Powell Jr. came to the Gonzaga Prep campus to reflect on Wisdom From Elders. The Google Meet event was moderated by Director of Equity and Inclusion Ben Krauss and club president Ephraim Watkins `22.
Feb. 13, 2020
Gonzaga Prep invited EWU's Dr. Okera Nsombi to present to students, faculty, and staff for our Black History Month lecture on Wednesday. In “the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Black History,” he explored ways of oppression that are deeper than common understanding.
“[Oppressors] impose new terms on people that fit what you want them to be," he said.
As examples, he shared phrases whose origin and linguistics unwittingly perpetuate oppression. He also introduced a collection of books to students that provide a broader view of history than the common European worldview.
Nov. 4, 2019
Police Capt. Tracie Meidl spoke to students on Wednesday, Nov. 6 about her career with the Spokane Police department. Women's Leadership Club sponsored her visit, where she shared insights about her experience as a woman in a male-dominated profession. “You have to constantly prove yourself.” she said. Her desire to rise in the ranks also came with a call to give back, and “to give more than I’m giving.”