“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, organized citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” --Margaret Mead
The idea for Cultivating Justice: A Quest Toward Racial Equity was inspired by the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge © , which was conceived several years ago by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. (#BlackMind) and co-developed with Debby Irving, and Dr. Marguerite Penick (#DiverseSolutions) to advance deeper understandings of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy and oppression. We are grateful to him for publicly sharing and encouraging others to use this concept as an educational tool. We would also like to thank past-Provost Jim Wohlpart for his vision and current Provost Herrera and the Office of the Provost for supporting this program. Thank you to everyone who submitted materials to the Quest website and/or nominated resources for inclusion. It is your work that makes this project go. Thank you to all the people and groups working behind the scenes. Thank you to the Information Technology team for the videos and web development; Dana Potter for the artwork, logo, web work, newsletter design, infographics and more; Advanced Visualization students for the infographics. They add so much; University Relations for publicity and help with the newsletters; Megan Vogt-Kostner for answering all my Qualtrics questions, Imagining America for your support, encouragement, and ideas; Julie Hammerand for project descriptions; Jeremy Schraffenberger for all the edits; Shreya Singh, the Quest graduate assistant who did all the things. She is amazing; Leah Roughton for edits; Angela Waseskuk and Hilary Oberle for letting me pitch this idea to them and for their feedback; and Disa Cornish for helping me collect feedback. Finally, thank you to everyone who signed up for this experience. Our communities are what we make them. Let's make our community one where everyone can thrive.
--Danielle McGeough, Quest Team Leader