Activism for Justice: The 2010 LaFarge Convocation

Submitted by Genevieve Bleidner '13 on February 1, 2010

news_cas_pj_bishopmurry2_10Fairfield University welcomed students back to campus from a long winter break with a week-long celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the events for the week was a highly anticipated convocation lecture that took place on Thursday, January 21 in the Quick Center Kelley Theatre from 2 to 4 p.m., with the keynote address delivered by the most reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Ph.D., who is the Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio.

The convocation was opened by Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, followed by an Invocation given by Rev. Michael J. Doody, S.J., Director of Campus Ministry. news_cas_pj_bishopmurry_10The Glee Club gave a wonderful performance, which was followed by student remarks on their perspectives of “Activism for Justice.” Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., President of the University, then introduced the Keynote speaker of the afternoon, and presented the LaFarge and Vision awards to recipients.

Closed by Fr. Fitzgerald, the event was a wonderful addition to the week of celebrating and reflecting on diversity and civil rights. The holiday was made even more special with this honorable guest and community event.

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