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MLK Week @ CSB/SJU 2018

Unpacking the Intersections of Race and Racism within Catholicism


MLK Week: "Redeeming the Soul of America" runs January 15th - 19th, with events taking place each day. These events include the MLK Day Teach-In, as well as guest speakers, a poverty simulation, poetry readings, and community dialogues and workshops throughout the week.

Inclusive Community Discussion

Join Presidents Hemesath and Hinton for a conversation about what it means to be an inclusive community and learn about our institutions’ next steps towards that goal.

  • Monday, January 15
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • CSB - Gorecki 204

Suggested reading:

Replacing the Cracked Mirror: The Challenge for Diversity & Inclusion


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Keynote Speaker Fr. Bryan Massingale

"Redeeming the Soul of America: The Challenge of King's Vision to the Faith Community"

  • Tuesday, January 16
  • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
  • CSB - Benedicta Arts Center

Fr. Bryan Massingale, S.T.D. is a leader in the field of theological ethics. He is a past Convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium and a former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. He is a current member and past coordinator of the North American Regional Committee of the “Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church” project.

Learn More About Fr. Massingale

Massingale's articles in U.S. Catholic

Poverty Simulation

Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families, but unless you've experienced poverty, it's difficult to truly understand. The Poverty Simulation is an interactive experience that sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty. Sponsored by CSB Sustainability Office, SJU Campus Ministry, and International & Intercultural Student Services.

  • Wednesday, January 17
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • CSB - Gorecki 204 B&C

Space is limited. RSVP to participate by completing this form!

Spoken Word Artist Ashlee Haze

  • Thursday, January 18
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • SJU - Brother Willie's Pub

The spoken word artist and four-time poetry slam grand champion will provide another perspective of life and awareness and how MLK’s work is still to be done in many different ways by many different people.

Learn More About Ashlee Haze