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Restorative Justice: Story Telling, Healing, and Transformation

President Denise M. Trauth | July 16, 2020


Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

On June 25, 2020, I shared with you the new organizational structure for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) at Texas State University. This new structure merges units that have previously been doing DE&I work separately. Today, I am pleased to announce the unit’s new name: Institutional Inclusive Excellence.

Though we have consolidated our DE&I efforts and elevated the DE&I team to an institutional level, achieving true inclusivity is our collective responsibility as a community. And while we are unable to gather in person, community engagement remains an important and best practice of both inclusive excellence and student success. Community engagement helps to affirm our intrinsic interrelatedness and the responsibility we bear one to another.

I am writing to invite you to participate in the first program of the newly merged DE&I team: Restorative Justice: Story Telling, Healing, and Transformation.  

Restorative Justice: Story Telling, Healing, and Transformation is a three-part virtual town hall series. Part I and Part II will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., on July 24, 2020, and August 3, 2020, respectively. Part III will be held at the beginning of the fall 2020 semester. These open dialogue sessions are invaluable opportunities for us to learn more about one another's experiences, perspectives, and ideas. To register and find out more information about the town hall series, please visit Restorative Town Hall Series.

As we continue advancing DE&I at Texas State, we remain committed to engaging in discourse that helps us to take intentional action as a demonstration of our commitment to inclusive excellence.  

 

Sincerely,

Denise M. Trauth
President