The Lavender Ceremony is a celebration of those on campus who have supported the LGBTQ community in their time on campus and day to day lives. While open to all members of the campus, the ceremony will honor those of the graduating class in particular. If you would like to attend the Lavender Ceremony, Alliance asks that you please choose the proper response below where you will be sent to an appropriate page. The event will take place Thursday, May 1st, in the Great Room of Bellarmine Hall beginning at 4:00 pm and ending by 6:30pm.
Do you have interesting stories you would like to share with the world? Contact Tebben Lopez who has created a new website encouraging visitors to contribute content.
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The focus is on content for and about the bettering of our world. By presenting articles, photographs, film, poetry and illustration, be cause aims to encourage a more mindful concept of the global condition and instigate biocentric passion. This includes cultural explorations and appreciations, commentary on humanitarian problems and efforts, and investigations into environmental phenomenon and concerns. To this end, topics can range from the 18th century Enlightenment influence on human rights to NGO efforts in wildlife conservation to the vanguard neuroscientific research on the health benefits of meditation.
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Fairfield University’s Muslim Student Association has planned a series of events in recognition of “Islam Awareness Week,” taking place from Monday, April 7 to Friday, April 11, 2014. The endeavor speaks to the University’s value of diversity on campus and its ongoing efforts to attend to the spiritual needs of its non-Catholic students by way of providing collaborations beyond the Catholic and Jesuit tradition.
The Muslim Student Association has asked us to invite women involved in WGSS to participate in Hijab Day on Wednesday. Women interested in participating can meet at the BCC Information Desk between 10am and 12pm; please bring a scarf. The group members will help put the scarfs on. Participants then proceed to wear it of the rest of the day and reconvene again at 5:30pm in BCC 206 for a reflection and dinner.
For more information about all this week’s events, please visit: http://www.fairfield.edu/lassochannel/press/pr_index/index.lasso?id=4040
The View from the Bus: Opportunities for Making Mischief
Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK
Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m., Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre
This event is free and open to the public
Reception: 6 p.m. in the QCA lobby
The Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program will be welcoming Sister Simone Campbell to campus for a public lecture on Thursday, April 3rd at 7 pm in the Kelley Theatre of the Quick Center. Many of us know Sister Campbell from her 2012 speech at the Democratic National Convention, or possibly from her appearances on The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, or 60 Minutes. She is perhaps best known as an organizer of the “Nuns on the Bus.” Sister Campbell has worked tirelessly for healthcare reform in the U.S. and has been hailed by one of our Religious Studies colleagues as “one of the most important progressive voices in American Catholicism.” Sister Campbell’s talk, open to the public and titled “The View from the Bus: Opportunities for Making Mischief,” will mark the 20th anniversary of Women’s Studies (now Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies) at Fairfield and 40 years since undergraduate women graduated from the University.
The following sponsors have generously contributed their support for the 40/20 celebration: The Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences; Office of the President; Center for Catholic Studies; Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions; Student Affairs; Charles F. Dolan School of Business; The School of Nursing; The School of Engineering; Bennett Center for Judaic Studies; Campus Ministry; Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.