Unity Week!

Tomorrow is the beginning of Unity Week! This week is dedicated to LGBTQ identities and for that reason there will be a lot of LGBTQ centered programming. Here’s the schedule:

Sunday Nov 1

  • Movie Viewing: “For the Bible Tells Me So” – Cardinal Foley Center 4pm
    • A film exploring how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Followed by discussion with special guests from the Waldron Mercy Academy
    • Moderated by Sr. Elizabeth Linehan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Opening Liturgy Eucharistic Celebration – Chapel of Saint Joseph 7pm

Tuesday Nov 3

  • ANNUAL SPEAK OUT! – Forum Theater 11am
    • Share your experience as a friend, an ally, or an LGBTQIA person or just come to listen. A light lunch will be served
  • Intervening when something seems wrong: Suicide Prevention and Helping Skills – Cardinal Foley Center 5-7pm
    • SJU Active Minds

Wednesday Nov 4

  • Defeating Discrimination: LGBTQ Issues and Employment Law – Cardinal Foley Center 6:30pm
    • A conversation with Margie Winters, Andrea Vettori, and Jess Gulash (’04) Esq.

Thursday Nov 5

  • Movie Viewing: “Longtime Companion” – Cardinal Foley Center 6:30pm
    • A film highlighting early gay and lesbian activism around the HIV/AIDS crisis. Discussion to follow

If you are a freshman or have not yet attended Speak Out, you should go. I promise it will be one of the best experiences that you have at SJU and every student, staff, and faculty member should experience it at least once!


Unity Week is sponsored by The Alliance, Faith-Justice Institute, Department of Athletics, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Mission, Gender Studies Program, Committee on the Status of Women, Title IX Coordinator

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