It’s Oath Week 2013. Throughout the week, various events will be held to focus around the Oath of Inclusion. The events are open to all members of the SLU and St. Louis communities.
The keynote address will take place tomorrow evening at 7:30 in the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA). Rabbi Susan Talve, of the Central Reform Congregation, will be speaking on the importance of inclusion and activism in the plight for social justice. Rabbi Susan has helped lead both local and global social justice movements. Her congregation has become a safe space for Jews of the LGBTQ identity, and Jews of Color. Rabbi Susan has also helped advocate for workers’ and laborers’ rights, universal access to healthcare, and peace for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
You can see a complete list of Oath Week events on the SGA website. Also, make sure you let the world know how you’re Living the Oath and use the hashtags #LivinIt and #OW2013 in your social media!
Oath Week 2013
Various events and locations
In lieu of the recent acts of religious violence against Sikhs and Muslims in America, SLU’s InterFaith Alliance will be holding a candlelight vigil tomorrow, September 5th, from 7-8:30 pm at the clock tower.
Please join them in remembrance of the victims.
September 5th, 7-8:30 pm at the clock tower
Head out this weekend and buy some canned goods so that you can participate in the Interfaith Hunger Awareness Seder. The Jewish Community Relations Council and Saint Louis University have planned the Seder for this Monday, April 2nd. It will take place in Ballroom 173 of the BSC from 5:00p.m.-6:30p.m.
The goal of the Seder is to raise awareness about poverty and hunger in the United States and if you attend, you can learn what you can do personally to fight hunger.
For more information about this event and who is speaking at it check out this article here. For more information contact Gail Wechsler, Director of Domestic Issues/Social Justice at the JCRC (email@example.com; 314-442-3894) or James Hillis, Program Assistant, at the SLU Center for Service and Community Engagement (firstname.lastname@example.org; 314-977-4105).
Hunger Awareness Seder: “Let All Who Are Hungry Come and Eat”
Monday, April 2nd: 5:00p.m.-6:30p.m.
Ballroom 173, BSC
One Canned Good
It’s almost here: the last day of classes! Which means stress, stress, and more stress! Take a break from all this tension this Monday in the Griesedieck Hall Classroom.
Active Minds has you in mind as it offers ways to lower your stress level from 7:00p.m. until 9:00p.m. They will have snacks and play-doh and shaving cream; everything to help you and your friends take a break from studying for finals!
If you have any questions email email@example.com or check our the event website here.
Stress Free Zone
Monday, December 12th: 7:00-9:00p.m.
Griesedieck Hall Classroom
The Jesuit residence at UCA where five of the Jesuits' bodies were found. A rose garden was planted on the lawn to signify the area as sacred space.
Campus Ministry provided the details below about their prayer service next Wednesday:
On November 16, 1989 six Jesuits, their housekeeper, and her teenage daughter, were martyred by the Salvadoran Army at the Jesuit residence on the campus of the University of Central America (UCA) in San Salvador, El Salvador. The Jesuits and their co-workers were targeted because of their stance on human rights and justice for the poor in El Salvador during the long civil war. Father Juan Ramon Moreno, SJ, one of the victims, was a graduate of Saint Louis University.
This year, 22 years later, Campus Ministry will be remembering the lives of the Jesuits and their co-workers by holding a short prayer service on Wednesday, November 16 at the campus clock tower from 12:15-12:30pm. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join Campus Ministry for this event.
The prayer service will be held in conjunction with a day-long School of the Americas (SOA) awareness raising vigil at the clock tower. The SOA, now called WHINSEC, is a US Army training facility for Latin American and Caribbean military personnel located in Columbus, Georgia. Following the murder of the Jesuits and their companions, a US Congressional special task force, led by Representative Joseph Moakley (D-MA), found that 19 of the 26 officers responsible for the killings had received training at the SOA.
In response to the death of the Jesuits and their co-workers, an annual vigil and non-violent protest has been held at the gates of the SOA/WHINSEC calling for its closure and for just foreign policy towards Latin America. Beginning in 1990 with just a handful of hunger strikers, the movement has grown into a gathering of nearly 20,000 participants. This year, over 11 Saint Louis University students will be attending the Georgia vigil.
Salvadoran Martyrs Prayer Service
Wednesday Nov. 16 12:15PM