The Ellacuría Initiative Events, Spring 2020

    February 18, 2020
    The Ellacuría Initiative invites you to join us for our programming this semester.

    For Spring 2020, we will focus our efforts in two areas:

    1. Immigration, migration, and refugees

    • The Refugee Crisis and Church Asylum in Europe. Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m., BRN 228: Sr. Makrina Finlay of the St Scholastica Abbey in Germany will talk with students about church asylum and the refugee crisis in Europe

    • Understanding Yazidi Refugees. Wednesday, March 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m., TDC 401: Viewing of On Her Shoulders, the documentary about Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad. The discussion will be led by Yazidi-Canadian sisters Nafiya and Jamileh Naso.

    • The Immigration Simulation. Thursday, March 5, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (self-paced), TDC Ballroom: Students will enact a process of immigrating to the US.

    2. St. Oscar Romero

    March 24 is the 40th anniversary of the assassination of St. Oscar Romero in El Salvador.  

    • Romero, the film. Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m., TDC 401: Viewing of the film Romero with a discussion led by Dr. Will Cohen, Theology and Religious Studies

    • Mass. Tuesday, March 24, 12:05 p.m., Madonna della Strada: Mass to celebrate Romero’s life and commemorate his death. The usual 12:05 mass will not be held this day.

    We encourage all students and colleagues to attend.

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