The Border Crisis: A Panel Discussion
Thursday October 10, 2019
A panel of leading experts will address the moral, legal, and historical dimensions of the current immigration crisis at the U.S./Mexican border. Panelists include: Michelle Mendez, director of the Defending Vulnerable Populations section of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network; Dr. Dario Euraque, Professor of History and International Studies at Trinity College; and Maureen Sweeney, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.
Co-sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies
Combatants for Peace: Working Together for Peace in Israel/Palestine - A talk by Suliman Khatib and Tuly Flint
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Combatants for Peace (CFP) is a movement made up of Palestinians and Israelis who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence in Israel/Palestine, and now collectively advocate for a just peace through nonviolent means. Their mission is “to build the social infrastructure necessary for ending the conflict and the occupation.” Through joint marches, alternative Memorial Day ceremonies, educational events, and joint efforts to address the problems facing local Palestinian communities as a result of occupation, they seek to demonstrate that there is another way to be together, and that peace is possible. Suliman Khatib and Tuly Flint will share their personal stories as well as talk about the movement, its goals and activities, and the challenges they face.
Co-sponsored by Messina, the Department of Sociology, and Global Studies
Careers in Peace and Justice - A talk by David Smith
Thursday, January 30, 2020
David Smith, author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace, is a career coach, educational consultant, and trainer as well as the president of the Forage Center for Peace building and Humanitarian Education. He will speak about how to pursue a fulfilling career path promoting peace and justice.
Creating Capacity for Diverse Cultures to Connect: Understanding the Dynamics - A talk by Frank Eastham
Monday, March 16, 2020
Frank Eastham is the current Chief Operating Officer at Bridgeway Community Church, a non-denominational and multicultural Christian church in Columbia, Maryland. He is the former Executive Director of School improvement in Howard County Public Schools and a member of the Human Rights Commission. He will speak about the importance of building connections among diverse cultures.
The Call to Service: A Restorative Vision to Sustain Us
October 11, 2018
Widely known as "the grandfather of restorative justice," Howard Zehr is a Distinguished Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.
Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, CCSJ, and Messina
William Julius Wilson
Race Relations in the Age of Trump
November 13, 2018
William Julius Wilson, renowned sociologist and the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, addressed the structural roots of urban poverty and current race relations.
Co-sponsored by Messina, CCSJ, with financial support from the President's Office
Bearing Witness to Europe's Refugee Crisis
February 7, 2019
As an American poet and translator who lives in Greece, A. E. Stallings addressed Europe's refugee crisis and read from her work.
Co-sponsored with the Center for the Humanities, and the Departments of Classics, English, and Writing
Fighting for Peace and Justice: The Armenian Genocide Case Study
April 9, 2019
Anthony Barsamian, co-chair of the Armenian Assembly of America, addressed the Armenian genocide and the struggle for recognition and justice.
Erricka Bridgeford & Ellen Gee
Baltimore Ceasefire Audio
September 21, 2017
Errika Bridgeford and Ellen Gee, co-founders of the Baltimore Ceasefire, spoke about their efforts to reduce gun violence in the city. Peace and Justice studies stands in solidarity Baltimore Ceasefire. A visual representation of this was displayed on the quad by the Peace and Justice Studies Club.
Archbishop John Barwa, Archdiocese of Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, India
Religious Persecution and Peacebuilding in India
October 3, 2017
Co-sponsored with Catholic Studies
Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli, Washington Office on Latin America
No Justice, No Peace? The Future of the Justice Pillar in the Colombian Peace Accords
January 24, 2018
Co-sponsored with Latin American and Latino Studies
American Injustice: Mercy Humanity, and Making a Difference
March 19, 2018
Activist attorney and author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson spoke with the Loyola Community about his "dedication to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned, and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system."
Co-sponsored with Messina and Mission Integration
Sister Helen Prejean:
Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues
March 26, 2018
Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Messina, Catholic Studies, Office of Mission Integration, CCSJ, Campus Ministry and the Loyola-Notre Dame Library
Dr. Aisling Swaine, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Conflict Related Violence Against Women: Identifying Connections and Distinctions
September 22, 2016
The Freddie Gray Cases: A Panel Discussion on the State of Criminal Justice in Baltimore
October 4, 2016
Panelists included David Jaros (University of Baltimore Law School), Dorcas Gilmore (Baltimore Legal Action Team), and Michael Pinard (University of Maryland Law School)
October 20, 2016
Bassam Tariq, TED fellow and director of Sundance documentary film These Birds Walk
Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Nonviolence in a Violent World
February 2, 2017
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, spoke to the Loyola Community about his grandfather's teachings, which focused on using anger to promote constructive action rather than violence.