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Dear Marquette Students,
We have had time to reimagine what Midnight Run will look like with new, socially distant public health standards, and we’re actually really excited with what we’ve come up with!
So, what will Midnight Run look like this semester if we aren’t going out and serving in person?
This semester, Midnight Run will shift from active service to mindful learning. In the face of a public health crisis, a massive movement for racial justice, and a growing need to educate ourselves, there is a lot to talk about. We all feel this, whether it's from watching the news or reading an infographic on an Instagram story. What do we do with all this new information? How do we process this? How will we decide what to change in our personal lives going forward, knowing what we have learned?
Midnight Run will seek to address these questions this semester with weekly small group reflection, or Midnight Run’s Round Table. Each week, site coordinators will facilitate conversation on various topics grounded in anti-racist, social justice work. Instead of going out and serving each week with our volunteer group, we will be staying in and helping each other grapple with these tough topics. This is a semester to strengthen our beliefs, clearly see how to live out our mission, and foster future agents of social change.
Midnight Run’s Round Table discussion groups will be a safe, friendly place to unpack the complicated issues we’re all trying to get educated on. The weekly meeting will be a place to relax, decompress, and learn from each other. We may not be able to serve in-person, but we can use this opportunity to slow down and better ourselves for when we can in the future.
We hope you are as excited about this as we are! Can’t wait to see you all soon!
Peace & Good,
Brigid Hughes, Emma Grogan, Joey O'Connor, and Sarah Lipo