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Diversity Club
Moderators: Benjamin Krauss, bkrauss@gprep.com
Jim Pizelo, jpizelo@gprep.com
International Students' Club
Moderators: Ben Krauss, bkrauss@gprep.com
Liz Slamkowski DiTommasso, lslamkowski@gprep.com
People Including People
Moderator: Barry Barfield, bbarfield@gprep.com
Women's Leadership Club
Moderators: Benjamin Krauss, bkrauss@gprep.com
Kati John, kjohn@gprep.com
Work of Men of Color Club
Moderator: Ben Krauss, bkrauss@gprep.com

Wisdom from Elders

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.

Dr. Nsombi

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.

Capt. Meidl

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.”