Solidarity Cabinet


Justin Bertsche

Graduation Year: 2014

Hometown: West Chicago, IL

Major: Philosophy & Business/Econ  

Why Solidarity? I chose to join Solidarity because the Lord has been opening my eyes to see the importance of race. Specifically, He has been revealing to me truths of systemic racism and personal prejudice. I believe understanding racial issues will help me love my sisters and brothers in Christ more and help bring reconciliation on Wheaton’s campus.

What is one lesson of racial reconciliation that you’ve recently learned and want to share with our community? Like many people on Wheaton’s campus, I wasn’t able to see that race was still an important issue and honestly I didn’t think about it very much until recently. I want to share what I’ve learned with others so they too may enter into the dialogue and learn how to better love their sisters and brothers in Christ.

If you have any questions about issues of race I’d love to talk to you. Let’s get coffee or a meal and talk about it. Email me. Seriously.

How has the community of Wheaton impacted you? The most important things I’ve learned from Wheaton’s community are how to love Jesus more and how to actively care about important issues.

When you’re not studying or working on projects, where can we find you on campus? Either in the SRC or Lower Beamer playing ping-pong or watching sports. I’m also a big fan of long meals by the fireplaces in Saga.

What would you do at Wheaton if you had more time? If I had more time left at Wheaton I would take more Philosophy, Art, BITH and Anthro classes. We are truly blessed with great teachers.

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