Opus Events and Resources
CDCA guest speakers at a Student Leadership Lunch
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Stimson Room 114
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Salon with Fr. Augustin Karekezi, S.J.,
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Lunch with Jesuit Provincial from Burundi and Rwanda
Wednesday, October 15th
Xavier Global House Lounge
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David Albert, Director, Friends of Land for Tillers' Freedom (LAFTI)
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Additional details: David Albert is a long-time friend of Krishnammal Jagannathan and a LAFTI activist here in Washington. Friends of LAFTI is located in Olympia. For information, visit their website.
Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Space for approximately 25-40 people. RSVP's can be sent to Catherine Punsalan at email@example.com.
Soup With Substance
SU Students Tuseef Chaudhry, Emily Griffin and Matt Lyons speak about their experiences witnessing the work of the three Opus recipients from India, Burundi and Nicaragua.
Wednesday, October 30, 2008
Student Center 130
Additional details: A simple lunch of soup will be served. All students, faculty and staff members are invited. No need to RSVP. The group includes both undergraduate students.
Student Lunches with Opus Prize Recipients
Monday, November 17, 2008
Additional details: 3 simultaneous presentations with each recipient and joined by faculty in a presentation to approximately 55 students over boxed lunches. Topics intended for broad audience.
Marguerite "Maggy" Barankitse
Law School Courtroom
Faculty Interviewers: Ron Slye (School of Law), Saheed Adejumobi (A&S) and Barbara Anderson (College of Nursing)
LeRoux Room, STCN 160
Faculty Participants: Valerie Lesniak (STM), Nalini Iyer (A&S), Mike O'Connor (Education)
Faculty Participants: Madhu Rao (Albers), Sue Jackels (Science & Eng.), Jodi Kelly (Matteo Ricci)
If you would like to attend a lunch, please contact the Faculty Ambassador within your School:
A&S: Catherine Punsalan
Matteo Ricci: Michael Mariotti
College of Education: Michael O'Connor
Albers: Madhu Rao
Nursing: Barbara Anderson
STM: Sharon Callahan
Science and Engineering: Sue Jackels
School of Law: Ron Slye
For further reading about the Dalit class in India:
Bama is a well known Tamil Dalit woman writer whose memoir Karukku and novel Sangati are available in English translation from Oxford University Press.
David Davidar has written a novel called The House of Blue Mangoes which deals with caste issues in Tamil Nadu and this book is readily available in the public library systems.
Hugo Gorringe's Untouchable Citizens which is a sociological study of the Dalit Movement in Tamil Nadu.
S. Viswanathan's Dalits in Dravidian Land is reportage on Dalit issues.
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