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New edition of Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education released Oct. 27

| By Stephanie Weaver
Commitment to Justice book

This press release was co-written by Emma Bianco, ’17, Kelly Burchard, ’17, Mary Alice Devaney, ’17, Tim Attolino, ’17, and Paola Pascual-Ferra, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication, for CM 404: Senior Capstone in Public Relations.

Loyola University Maryland’s Commitment to Justice committee is hosting a book launch event for the third edition of Commitment to Justice in Higher Jesuit Education on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4—5:30 p.m. in the 4th Floor Program Room of the Andrew White Student Center on the Evergreen campus.

For this new edition, members of the Loyola community were asked to reflect on the question, “How do you live justice at Loyola?” The book includes more than 30 reflections from administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, and current students. In his essay for the book, Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola, writes, “Living justice at Loyola requires a promise to question situations where people are left behind, and a commitment to use one’s talents to serve.”

The event will feature a panel discussion with Fr. Linnane; Amanda Thomas, Ph.D., dean of Loyola College of Arts and Sciences; Bahram Roughani, Ph.D., associate dean for natural and applied sciences; Marcia Wiedefeld, director of disability support services; and Leah Hill, ’17. The panel discussion will be moderated by Brian Norman, Ph.D., associate vice president for faculty affairs and diversity.

Following the discussion, there will be a Q&A led by students from the Class of 2017.

The Commitment to Justice committee was founded in 2000 and charged with helping implement Jesuit justice ideals. To learn more about the new edition of Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education and about the committee’s work, visit and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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