Unity Week 2015

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

 

Unity Week 2014 

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Unity Week 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

OPENING LITURGY, Eucharistic Celebration of Unity

Thomas Brennan, S.J. presiding

Chapel of Saint Joseph, 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM

 

Monday, October 21, 2013  

Don’t Ever Forget About Me: A Dialogue about Nursing Care of Persons with AIDS in the 80s 

featuring Christopher Lance Coleman, Author & Associate Professor of Nursing, Penn School of Medicine

Forum Theater, Campion Hall - 4:00 PM

 

FILM – Milk

In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America.

Forum Theater, Campion Hall - 9:00 PM

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ANNUAL SPEAK OUT! Share your experience as a friend, an ally or an LGBTQ person, or just come to listen.  A light lunch will be served.

Forum Theater, Campion Hall - 11 AM – 12:15 PM 

(a light lunch will be served)

 

GSA Event,

Forum Theater, Campion Hall - 9:00 PM

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013         

FILM – Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

Lesbian community activists Edie and Thea finally get married after 42 years. Through personal and political battles, their commitment to each other is an inspiration to all.

Forum Theater, Campion Hall - 8:00 PM

 

Thursday, October 24, 2013            

Advocating for the Advocate: Gay in the Legal Professional

Lisa Campbell, J.D. Assistant Chief of the Juvenile Unit, Defender Association of Philadelphia

Larry Felzer, J.D., Director of Development and Finance, SeniorLAW Center

Jess Gulash, J.D. (SJU ’04) Attorney, Lundy, Beldecos & Milby

Moderated by Amy Lipton, Associate Professor, Dept. of Finance. (A light lunch will be served)

Forum Theater, Campion Hall - 11 AM – 12:15 PM

 

Wally Lamb, New York Times Bestselling author, will discuss his latest novel,

We Are Water.  The author’s son, Justin, an award winning slam poet will open the program.  Reception and book signing follow.

Wolfington Teletorium, Mandeville Hall - 7:00 PM

 

From Gridiron to Gridlock: Brian Sims in the PA Legislature

Brian Sims, the first openly gay Legislator from Pennsylvania’s 182nd district will discuss his first year in the Pa. Legislature.

Forum Theater, Campion Hall - 7:30 PM  

 

Friday, October 25, 2013     

12:05 PM, Closing Prayer Service, All Are Welcome in This House

Chapel of Saint Joseph

Unity Week is sponsored by the Alliance, Department of Athletics, Office of Institutional Diversity, Faith-Justice Institute, Office of Mission, Student Life, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Haub School of Business

Unity Week 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Opening Liturgy: Eucharistic Celebration of Unity
Thomas Brennan, S.J. presiding
Chapel of Saint Joseph


Monday, October 22, 2012

Opening Reception Fish Bowl
Refreshments sponsored by Residence Life and the Office of Career Services
Fish Bowl, Campion Hall
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Annual Speak Out
Share your experience as a friend, an ally, or a LGBT person, or just come to listen.
Forum Theater, Campion Hall
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Light lunch included

UniTEA or Coffee in the Open Closet
Stop in the Open Closet for a beverage and good company
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Repeated on Wednesday and Thursday


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Campusphilly Linked OUT
Join LGBT students from area Philly schools to network and learn valuable tips from LGBT-friendly employers and professionals
Meet at Moore Hall at 3:45 to take the train together
5:00-7:00 program
Top of the Tower, Three Logan Square

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Knocking on the Closet Door: Marketing to the LGBT Consumer
Presented by Mary Kate Carpenter from Swarthmore Financial Services and Mass. Mutual
Wolfington Teletorium, Mandeville Hall
11:30 AM– 1:00 PM
Light lunch included

Because the “T” is Usually Silent: Being a Transgender Ally in the LGBT Community
Come learn more about the Transgender community and how you can be a better Trans ally!
Forum Theater, Campion Hall
7:30 PM

Friday, October 26, 2012

Closing Prayer Service: All are Welcome in This House
Chapel of Saint Joseph
12:05 PM

 

Unity Week
October 21 - October 26, 2012

  • Opening Liturgy: Eucharistic Celebration of Unity, Celebrated by Tom Brennan, S.J.
  • Opening Reception
  • 11th Annual Speak Out! Share your experience as a friend, an ally, or a GLBT person, or just come to listen.
  • UniTEA or Coffee in the Open Closet
    Stop in the Open Closet for a beverage and good company
  • Campusphilly Linked OUT
    Join LGBT students from area Philly schools to network and learn valuable tips from LGBT-friendly employers and professionals
  • Knocking on the Closet Door: Marketing to the LGBT Consumer
    Presented by Mary Kate Carpenter from Swarthmore Financial Services and Mass. Mutual
  • Because the “T” is Usually Silent: Being a Transgender Ally in the LGBT Community
    Come learn more about the Transgender community and how you can be a better Trans ally!
  • Prayer Service:  All are Welcome in this House

Unity Week
October 23 -
October 28, 2011

Unity Week
October 31 - November 5, 2010

  • Opening Liturgy: Eucharistic Celebration of Unity, Celebrated by Tom Brennan, S.J.
  • Shawn & Gwenn: a Boy, a Girl and a Virus
    A married, heterosexual couple talks about living with
    the AIDS virus.
  • Coming Out on the Gridiron: an NCAA College Football Captain’s Story
    Brian Sims, former football captain at Bloomsburg University
  • Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus - Brotherly Love
    A lively performance by this award-winning ensemble.
  • LGBTQ, Catholic and You?
    Shiva Subbaraman, Director, LGBTQ Center at Georgetown University
  • 9th Annual Speak Out! Share your experience as a friend, an ally, or a GLBT person, or just come to listen.
  • Prayer Service:  All are Welcome in this House

Unity Week
November 1 - 6, 2009

  • Opening Liturgy: Eucharistic Celebration of Unity, Celebrated by Tom Brennan, S.J.
  • MILK: Film and Discussion starring Sean Penn as Harvey Milk, groundbreaking Gay activist and California’s first openly gay elected official.  
  • START ‘OUT’:  Bringing your Whole Self to Work as a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender or Ally Professional, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • HOOKING UP:  Sex, Dating & Relationships on Campus, featuring Sociologist, Dr. Kathleen Bogle, noted expert on gay and straight relationships
  • Isis King from America's Next Top Model. Isis is the first transgender woman to appear on the show, sponsored by the Student Union Board
  • 8th Annual Speak Out! Shared stories and lots of music and food, moderated by Shoshanna Edwards Alexander.
  • Prayer Service:  All are Welcome in this House

Unity Week
October 26  - 31, 2008

  • Opening Liturgy – a Eucharistic Celebration of Unity, celebrated by Dennis McNally, S.J.
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell - The Hidden Costs. Army Veteran Sergeant, Darren Manzella served two tours of duty in the Middle East as one of 65,000 gay Americans serving on active duty in the military, the National Guard and the Reserves.
  • Same Sex, Different Politics - What Election Issues Are Important to Gay Voters?
    Featuring Temple University Political Science Professor and author, Gary Mucciaroni.
  • Film and Discussion: For the Bible Tells Me So --This powerful film opens for discussion the impact of religious teaching and biblical interpretation on homosexuals in America.
  • But You’re Not a Real Girl – Exploring Transgender Identity and Expression
    Part one in a two part series exploring variations of gender expression including transgender and the differences between gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Comedian Eddie Sarfaty, featured on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and the TODAY Show.
  • 7th Annual Speak Out! Shared stories and lots of music and food, moderated by Shoshanna Edwards Alexander.
  • Prayer Service:  All are Welcome in this House

Unity Week
November 4 - 9, 2007

  • Opening Liturgy – a Eucharistic Celebration of Unity, Tom Brennan, S.J. presiding
  • "Beauty Is": Dramatic performance on the impact of crystal meth addiction in the gay community
  • A Bias Toward Diversity (Inclusion is Good Business): Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Always Our Children: Loving Someone Gay: Gay students and parents of gay children share their relationships, their struggles and their hopes for the future, presented by PFLAGG & STOP
  • Before Brokeback: Representing Homosexuals in the Media, presented by historian Jeff Hyson
  • 6th Annual Speak Out – moderated by Dr. Shoshanna Edwards-Alexander
  • Who is Called? Who is Chosen? The Struggle in the Episcopal Church
  • Prayer Service:  All are Welcome in this House

Unity Week
November 5 - 10, 2006

  • Opening Liturgy – a Eucharistic Celebration of Unity, Tom Brennan, S.J. presiding
  • Film & Discussion: “Saint of 9/11: The Life of Father Mychal  Judge, Chaplain, FDNY” Hosted by STOP, including a discussion with the film’s Executive Producer, Malcolm Lazin.
  • Sexual Orientation: Choice or Chance Noted Psychologist Joseph Schaller, Ph.D. shared the latest research on this important issue
  • Film & Discussion: Further Off the Straight & Narrow, by Katherine Sender, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • Film: Brokeback Mountain
  • Power, Perception and Prejudice, featuring Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher and lecturer and creator of the original blue eye/brown eye experiment from the late 1960’s.
  • 5th Annual Speak Out – moderated by Dr. Shoshanna Edwards-Alexander
  • Author Alison Smith, Name all the Animals,
  • Making Saint Joseph’s Yours – panel discussion with SJU Alums
  • Prayer Service:  All are Welcome in this House

Unity Week
October 30 - November 4, 2005

  • Eucharistic Celebration of Unity, Gerry McGlone, S.J. presided
  • Film Screening: Higher Learning
  • Straight Talk about Sexuality and Sexual Difference, featuring Gerald McGlone S.J. and Dr. Patricia Kelly
  • You Don’t Understand Me: Looking at Gay and Straight Communication. A panel of gay and straight couples moderated by Dr. Judi Chapman
  • Alternative Viewing: Representing Gays in the Media, Dr. Jeff Hyson, Department of History
  • Def Poetry Jam, featuring Black Ice and Lemon
  • 4th Annual Speak Out, moderated by Shoshanna Edwards-Alexander
  • Making Saint Joseph’s Yours: Gay Alums Share their Experiences
  • Interfaith Prayer Service for Acceptance and Understanding

Rainbow Week
October 10 - 15, 2004

  • Rainbow Week Liturgy: A Eucharistic Celebration of Unity
  • Out and on the Air: A Conversation with John Ogden, traffic reporter from
  • NBC Channel 10.
  • Perspectives on Gay Marriage: Personal, Legal and Religious
  • Decision 2004: the Gay Vote.  Featuring speakers from the Liberty City Democrats and the Log Cabin Republicans. Moderated by Matt Pellish, President of Student Government.
  • Voices of Empowerment: Choral Performance by the Anna Crusis Women’s Choir of Philadelphia.
  • 3rd Annual Speak Out: Voices of the Gay Community and Those Who Love Them
  • Photo Exhibit: Love Makes a Family

Rainbow Week
October 26 - 30, 2003

  • Diversity Mass, celebrated by Rick Malloy, S.J., University Chapel
  • Steven Capsuto, Alternate Channels: Gay Culture in the Media
  • 2nd Annual Speak Out on Coming Out
  • Screening of Film:  JIM IN BOLD followed by reception for the films directors and producers
  • Reading from the Laramie Project by Caps & Bells
  • Film:  Les Rosaux Sauvages (The Wild Reeds) sponsored by the French Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance Student Organizing Meeting

Rainbow Week
October 5 - 10, 2002

  • Out at Work – panel discussion on experiences in the workplace
  • Judy Shepard, STOP THE HATE, mother of Matthew Shepard
  • Chapel of Saint Joseph
  • Rainbow Week Mass
  • Speaking Out on Coming Out
  • Rainbow Week Display, Justice, Acceptance & Inclusion, Drexel Library
  • Catie Curtiss, Live in Concert, Lesbian singer, songwriter
  • Rabbi Rebecca Alpert, Transforming Tradition: Being Jewish and Gay
  • Service Project:  Visit and Prayer Service at Calcutta House
  • Mass for Diversity, Join in music and prayer
  • Joan Callahan, Philosopher, University of Kentucky
  • Mark Good, Becoming an Ally: Confronting Homophobia at Saint Joseph’s (preceded by Climate Survey)
  • Michael Muska, Gay Athletic Director, Oberlin College
  • First openly gay athletic director in the U.S.

Rainbow Week
March 25 - 27, 2002

Rainbow Week
February, 2001