The Joseph William and Madeline Eberle Klein Fund was established for the explicit purpose of supporting educational events (including courses, programs, lectures, and the like) and materials specifically directed toward greater inclusion in the Roman Catholic Church of those groups of persons currently disaffected from it including, but not limited to the LGBTQ community, or gender, racial or political minorities.

Spring 2020

A Conversation: the criminal justice system, communities of color, and the Catholic Church

Wednesday, February 5th at 7 pm

Cardinal John P. Foley Center

Journalist Dawn Araujo-Hawkins will be joined in conversation by Sr. Alison McCrary, SFCC, a social justice movement lawyer, and Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, to discuss acts of bias, racial profiling, excessive sentencing practices and more.

Registration for the event is encouraged. Please register for the event here.

Co-sponsored by SJU Law Alumni Endowment, Justice and Ethics in the Law, and the Center for Inclusion and Diversity.

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Luncheon Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador

Mission Week event

Thursday, February 20th at 11 am

Campion Student Center, Doyle Banquet Hall South

A guided discussion with members of SJU’s El Salvador Delegation and members of the Jesuit community about the influence and legacy of the Jesuit Martyrs over lunch.

Co-sponsored by the Jesuit Community, the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program, and the Office of Mission Programs.

Between the Borders with Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ

Thursday, March 19th at 7 pm

Campion Student Center, Doyle Banquet Hall North

Sr. Normal Pimentel, MJ, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, will share her personal story, discuss the advocacy that she and her sisters are engaged in with immigrants and refugees, and her perspective about the crisis on the border and the Catholic Church’s response.

Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program.

The World Will Be Saved By Beauty and Other Lessons I Learned from My Grandmother, Dorothy Day

Tuesday, April 7th at 7 pm

Campion Student Center, Doyle Banquet Hall North

Dorothy Day’s granddaughter, Kate Hennessey, will join us for a discussion of her critically-acclaimed book, Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother.  She will also explore Day’s personal philosophy and how her own faith journey has been influenced by her grandmother.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Theology & Religious Studies and Gender Studies.