Anti-Racism Task Force
The Anti-Racism Task Force seeks to be a practical, supportive body for students, staff and faculty that upholds MTSO’s commitment to being an anti-racist multicultural institution.
We live out this mission as a group by focusing our attention on the four following goals:
- Understanding the role of racism in our classrooms, our curricula and campus life.
- Enhancing the school’s capacity (skills and resources) for candid and challenging, yet respectful dialogue and action addressing racial equality and justice within our community and the larger society.
- Creating opportunities for awareness of the multiple dimensions of racism, social power, and faith as a factor for reconciliation and redemption in social relationships.
- Developing strategies for becoming an anti-racist multicultural school.
Task force members
The Anti-Racism Task Force includes students, staff and faculty.
- Austen-Monet McClendon, student
- Elizabeth Speidel, student
- Gwen Thomas, student
- Phil Yoder, student
- Tejai Beulah, coordinator of partnerships and Black Church and African Diaspora Studies Specialization
- Kathy Dickson, director of vocational discernment
- Benjamin Hall, director of enrollment management
- Kris Lo Frumento, director of student services
- Trad Noguiera-Godsey, writing instructor
- Mark Reed, assistant director of admissions
- Valerie Bridgeman, dean and vice president for academic affairs
- Elaine Noguiera-Godsey, assistant professor of theology, ecology and race
- Ryan Schellenberg, associate professor of New Testament