Carthage offers a variety of recurring events that speak to matters of diversity.
My Brother’s Keeper
This leadership program for men of color strives to build excellence in four key areas: personal development; academic excellence; professional preparation and civic engagement; and meaning, purpose, and leaving a legacy. Events include leadership retreats, meetings with corporate leaders and business owners, workshops on internships, job shadowing, presentations from community leaders such as CEOs, pastors, professors, politicians, community organizers, social justice advocates, etc.
Cultural Field Trips
Trips introduce Carthage students to diverse communities, help them visit important organizations in each community, and allow them to enjoy an authentic meal in each community we visit. Special attention is paid to the history of social justice movements in each community. Past visits have included trips to Pilsen, Chinatown, Washington Park, and Lakeview in Chicago, and the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie.
This film series presents important documentaries highlighting important historical and contemporary social justice issues. Discussions follow each film. Past films have included “Freedom Riders,” “Fierce Light,” “February One,” “I Am Not Your Negro,” “13th,” and “The Laramie Project.”
Java & Justice
This dialogue series is designed for audiences to discuss difficult topics while practicing active listening and the building of community over free coffee and tea. Past topics have included immigration, new campus social movements, and civil disobedience.
Wiggan-Kenniebrew Black Alumni Network Reunion
Oct. 11-13, 2019
In fall 2019, Carthage hosted the first reunion of the Wiggan-Kenniebrew (W-K) Black Alumni Network. It was open to alumni who identify as African American or biracial, those who participated in the Black Student Union, and all who support the W-K Network’s efforts. The reunion took place during Homecoming weekend on Oct. 11-13, 2019.