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Mission Week

Mission Week

Mission Week celebrates the University’s Jesuit and Maryland heritage from March 17 - April 1, 2019. The creation of Loyola’s Mission Week was inspired by the strategic plan, The Ignatian Compass, which calls the Loyola community to engage more fully with the University’s Ignatian mission. The week will be celebrated with events and activities related to Loyola’s mission.

Sunday, March 17 Mass with Steven Spahn, S.J.
6 p.m., Alumni Memorial Chapel
Monday, March 18 Hanway/Humanities Symposium Speaker
7 p.m, Reitz Arena
Tuesday, March 19 Mission Driven Leadership Alumni and ICP Alumni Gathering
By Invitation Only
Wednesday, March 20

Living the Mission: Loyola Welcomes Marcia Chatelain
3 - 4:15 p.m., McGuire Hall East
Marcia Chatelain is Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. The author of South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration (Duke University Press, 2015), Chatelain is a scholar of African American life and culture. In 2014, Chatelain organized her fellow scholars in a social media response to the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, titled #FergusonSyllabus. #FergusonSyllabus has led to similar initiatives online and has shaped curricular projects in K-12 settings, as well as academia. Chatelain was also a co-host of “Undisclosed: The Killing of Freddie Gray,” a podcast. Chatelain recently served on Georgetown University’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation. She is currently researching African American communities and McDonald’s for her next book.

Festival Sing
7 p.m., Alumni Memorial Chapel
Ever wish you could hear the Belles, Chimes, Greysounds, Chapel Choir, Gospel Choir, Repertory Choir, and Loyola Singers all in one place? Here's your chance! Join us this Wednesday in the chapel for the annual Festival Sing!

Women's Lacrosse vs. Georgetown
7 p.m., Ridley Athletic Complex

Thursday, March 21 Ignatian Teach In
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Concurrent sessions in College Center Conference Rooms 105, 107, 113, 114 and McManus Theatre
The Mission Week Teach-In invites the campus community to explore and take action on issues impacting our world. Learn from students, faculty and community members about gun violence, racial justice, mass incarceration, climate change and immigration. Sessions will offer an opportunity to localize broad issues and advocate for our common good. The event will culminate with Dr. Kaye Whitehead hosting her widely popular radio show, “Today with Dr. Kaye,” from McManus Theatre.
Friday, March 22 Maryland Day
See the full schedule of Maryland Day events
Tuesday, March 26 Building a Better World Through Business Keynote Speaker
7:30 p.m, McManus Theater
Monday, April 1

Common Text Spring Keynote
7 p.m., McGuire Hall
Loyola welcomes Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author of What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America. Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN's The Undefeated website. His rise from humble roots in Detroit to his present perch as a world class intellectual, noted author of 19 books, prominent leader and national media fixture testify to his extraordinary talent. Dyson has also taught at other elite universities like Brown University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Columbia University, and The University of Pennsylvania. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.