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RRI Ramp Up Keynote webinar – What Happened in Tulsa?

Thursday Apr 8 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Damario Solomon-Simmons, who will be delivering a keynote presentation on the history of the Tulsa race massacre, which occurred May 31-June 1, 1921.

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2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About Race and Reconciliation Initiative

RRI Ramp Up Keynote webinar – What Happened in Tulsa?
Starting with the fall 2020 semester, the Race and Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) will commit its first year to research focusing primarily on Black Americans and TCU’s experiences with racism, slavery and the Confederacy. Other identities will be addressed in year two. This academic endeavor will draw upon a number of our existing programs to raise awareness of racism and inequality, helping us work toward a campus culture where everyone is respected and valued. RRI also will immediately open channels of communication with the broader TCU community through the placement of signage next to the statue of Addison and Randolph Clark, TCU’s founders, both to signal the start of the initiative and to encourage continued community engagement. In recognizing that this is merely the first step of many, a final report and recommendations from the first year of inquiry will include modeling how to explore other identities in the university’s shared history.
RRI Campus Quest

RRI Campus Quest

Friday Apr 9 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Race and Reconciliation Initiative, in partnership with SGA DEI, MGC, IGC, NPHC, IFC, and Panhellenic Council, are excited to present to you the TCU Campus Quest on April 9th! The TCU Campus Quest is a campus-wide quest to find key facts from RRI’s research with many prizes in store! The winning team will receive a grand prize of four American Airlines vouchers for $250.

Create your teams of 1-4 people and sign up via TCU Engage RSVP by April 8th. Teams must register via the TCU Engage RSVP to be eligible for any prizes.

Campus Commons

Campus Commons
2901 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About Race and Reconciliation Initiative

RRI Campus Quest
Starting with the fall 2020 semester, the Race and Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) will commit its first year to research focusing primarily on Black Americans and TCU’s experiences with racism, slavery and the Confederacy. Other identities will be addressed in year two. This academic endeavor will draw upon a number of our existing programs to raise awareness of racism and inequality, helping us work toward a campus culture where everyone is respected and valued. RRI also will immediately open channels of communication with the broader TCU community through the placement of signage next to the statue of Addison and Randolph Clark, TCU’s founders, both to signal the start of the initiative and to encourage continued community engagement. In recognizing that this is merely the first step of many, a final report and recommendations from the first year of inquiry will include modeling how to explore other identities in the university’s shared history.
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Who is Charley Thorp?

Monday Apr 5 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Sylviane Greensword, Postdoctoral Fellow for the Race & Reconciliation Initiative, who will share some new findings about Charley Thorp, an emancipated Black whose labor contributed substantially to the early years of TCU.

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Virtual-Attend or sign up online
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About Race and Reconciliation Initiative

Who is Charley Thorp?
Starting with the fall 2020 semester, the Race and Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) will commit its first year to research focusing primarily on Black Americans and TCU’s experiences with racism, slavery and the Confederacy. Other identities will be addressed in year two. This academic endeavor will draw upon a number of our existing programs to raise awareness of racism and inequality, helping us work toward a campus culture where everyone is respected and valued. RRI also will immediately open channels of communication with the broader TCU community through the placement of signage next to the statue of Addison and Randolph Clark, TCU’s founders, both to signal the start of the initiative and to encourage continued community engagement. In recognizing that this is merely the first step of many, a final report and recommendations from the first year of inquiry will include modeling how to explore other identities in the university’s shared history.
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Who is Fred Rouse?

Tuesday Apr 6 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Professor Adam McKinney, assistant professor of Dance, who will discuss his efforts to reclaim and honor the memory of Fred Rouse, who was lynched by the KKK in early twentieth century Fort Worth. He will also share information about the Fort Worth Lynching Tour, which is open weekends through May 1.

Virtual-Attend or sign up online

Virtual-Attend or sign up online
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About Race and Reconciliation Initiative

Who is Fred Rouse?
Starting with the fall 2020 semester, the Race and Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) will commit its first year to research focusing primarily on Black Americans and TCU’s experiences with racism, slavery and the Confederacy. Other identities will be addressed in year two. This academic endeavor will draw upon a number of our existing programs to raise awareness of racism and inequality, helping us work toward a campus culture where everyone is respected and valued. RRI also will immediately open channels of communication with the broader TCU community through the placement of signage next to the statue of Addison and Randolph Clark, TCU’s founders, both to signal the start of the initiative and to encourage continued community engagement. In recognizing that this is merely the first step of many, a final report and recommendations from the first year of inquiry will include modeling how to explore other identities in the university’s shared history.
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RRI Reel-conciliation movie night: What is the 13th Amendment really about?

Wednesday Apr 7 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join friends and classmates for an outdoor film screening on the 13th Amendment.

Campus Commons

Campus Commons
2901 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About Race and Reconciliation Initiative

RRI Reel-conciliation movie night: What is the 13th Amendment really about?
Starting with the fall 2020 semester, the Race and Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) will commit its first year to research focusing primarily on Black Americans and TCU’s experiences with racism, slavery and the Confederacy. Other identities will be addressed in year two. This academic endeavor will draw upon a number of our existing programs to raise awareness of racism and inequality, helping us work toward a campus culture where everyone is respected and valued. RRI also will immediately open channels of communication with the broader TCU community through the placement of signage next to the statue of Addison and Randolph Clark, TCU’s founders, both to signal the start of the initiative and to encourage continued community engagement. In recognizing that this is merely the first step of many, a final report and recommendations from the first year of inquiry will include modeling how to explore other identities in the university’s shared history.
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LaDainan Tomlilnson – Keynote Address

Thursday Feb 25 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

TCU Race & Reconciliation Initiative invites you to an evening with LaDainian Tomlinson ’00 during their RRI Week. His keynote speech “Acknowledging Our Past, Defining Our Future” will feature questions submitted by you. Email rri@TCU.edu to ask LT a question.

Watch live on

TCU Facebook https://bit.ly/2LmwYMQ

TCU YouTube: https://bit.ly/2LjpA4J

Virtual-Attend or sign up online

Virtual-Attend or sign up online
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About Race and Reconciliation Initiative

LaDainan Tomlilnson – Keynote Address
Starting with the fall 2020 semester, the Race and Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) will commit its first year to research focusing primarily on Black Americans and TCU’s experiences with racism, slavery and the Confederacy. Other identities will be addressed in year two. This academic endeavor will draw upon a number of our existing programs to raise awareness of racism and inequality, helping us work toward a campus culture where everyone is respected and valued. RRI also will immediately open channels of communication with the broader TCU community through the placement of signage next to the statue of Addison and Randolph Clark, TCU’s founders, both to signal the start of the initiative and to encourage continued community engagement. In recognizing that this is merely the first step of many, a final report and recommendations from the first year of inquiry will include modeling how to explore other identities in the university’s shared history.
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Race & Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) Week

Monday Feb 22 - Feb 26 | 6:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Race & Reconciliation Initiative for RRI Week on February 22-26 with activities for
students, faculty and staff. For the most current information for each event, please visit https://calendar.tcu.edu/group/race_reconciliation_initiative_task_force/calendar

Virtual-Attend or sign up online

Virtual-Attend or sign up online
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About Race and Reconciliation Initiative

Race & Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) Week
Starting with the fall 2020 semester, the Race and Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) will commit its first year to research focusing primarily on Black Americans and TCU’s experiences with racism, slavery and the Confederacy. Other identities will be addressed in year two. This academic endeavor will draw upon a number of our existing programs to raise awareness of racism and inequality, helping us work toward a campus culture where everyone is respected and valued. RRI also will immediately open channels of communication with the broader TCU community through the placement of signage next to the statue of Addison and Randolph Clark, TCU’s founders, both to signal the start of the initiative and to encourage continued community engagement. In recognizing that this is merely the first step of many, a final report and recommendations from the first year of inquiry will include modeling how to explore other identities in the university’s shared history.
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Race & Reconciliation Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Thursday Oct 22 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Featuring the TCU Speech and Debate Team, October’s town hall will model dialogue and debate on a central question for the Race & Reconciliation Initiative: How should TCU tell the history of the Clark brothers?

Virtual-Attend or sign up online

Virtual-Attend or sign up online
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About Race and Reconciliation Initiative

Race & Reconciliation Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Starting with the fall 2020 semester, the Race and Reconciliation Initiative (RRI) will commit its first year to research focusing primarily on Black Americans and TCU’s experiences with racism, slavery and the Confederacy. Other identities will be addressed in year two. This academic endeavor will draw upon a number of our existing programs to raise awareness of racism and inequality, helping us work toward a campus culture where everyone is respected and valued. RRI also will immediately open channels of communication with the broader TCU community through the placement of signage next to the statue of Addison and Randolph Clark, TCU’s founders, both to signal the start of the initiative and to encourage continued community engagement. In recognizing that this is merely the first step of many, a final report and recommendations from the first year of inquiry will include modeling how to explore other identities in the university’s shared history.