This weekend, we at Saint Mary’s recognize Juneteenth (short for June Nineteenth) — the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to ensure that all enslaved people be freed.
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Cynthia Leon began her college career at Saint Mary’s as a biology major hoping to go into premed, but she realized there was more than one way to help people and switched her area of study to psychology and Spanish.
Saint Mary's hosted "Responding to Racism: A Lasallian Dialogue" in June 2020. The virtual panel discussion included voices from the Lasallian Catholic family to come together for conversation and action to work for racial justice and equity.
It is with deep sadness that I write to you today in light of the killing of Mr. George Floyd just one week ago. His death is shocking and appalling. And so I write this realizing that I don’t have the words to adequately express what this has meant to and for our community, nor do I have the words to describe what has impacted so many individuals and families and neighborhoods over the past several days.