That We May Be One: Racial Justice and the Catholic Church

Beginning Tuesday, October 17, 2017 with "The Catholic Church and the Racial Divide in the United States"

Keynote by the Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton, Bishop of Belville, Illinois, followed by a conversation with Tyrone Brown, Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at Seattle University.

Catholic Heritage Lectures - Events - Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture - Seattle University

The Ignatian Witness to Truth in a Climate of Injustice.

An Ignatian Witness to Truth: SU’s Mission and Racial Justice

Monday, November 13, 2017

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

LeRoux Room

Light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP at: centerforjesuiteducation@seattleu.edu

All are welcome to discuss the article of the same name that appeared in the fall Conversations in Jesuit Higher Education magazine as it pertains to our SU diversity and inclusion efforts. Massingale’s powerful and pertinent talk from SU’s 2017 Justice Conference is highly recommended: https://www.seattleu.edu/jesuit-education/justice-conference-2017/     Co-sponsored by: Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Jesuit Education

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Navigating the Immigration Puzzle: Information Session about DACA, Travel Bans and SU

October 3, 2017 from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Wycoff Auditorium

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as of March 5, 2018. On October 3rd we will be offering resourceful and practical guidance to those in our community for whom the Executive Order has real consequences. Join us for a conversation about recent actions by the United States federal government impacting DACA recipients and other students. Hear from an immigration lawyer and leaders across the institution regarding resourceful information and practical guidance to those in our community for whom the federal government’s recent actions impacting DACA recipients and other students. Organized and hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and University Counsel’s Office.

DACA Free Legal Clinics

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as of March 5, 2018. 

Current DACA beneficiaries whose benefits expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 are eligible to apply for renewal. The deadline for renewal is October 5, 2017. 

We want to inform you of upcoming free legal clinics throughout the greater Seattle community to assist with renewal applications, legal consultations and information on next steps and options for DACA students and employees:

Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m.

St. Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Church

11700 1st Ave. NE

Seattle, WA 98125

Sponsored By: Asian Counseling & Referral Service, Korean Community Service Center

Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m.

Highline College

2400 S. 240th St.

Des Moines, WA 98189

Sponsored By: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Washington Dream Coalition

Sunday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m.

South Seattle College - Georgetown Campus

6737 Corson Ave. S.

Seattle, WA 98108

Sponsored By: South Park Information and Resource Center, Washington Dream Coalition, Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, Catholic Immigration Legal Services, Refugee Women’s Alliance, St. James Immigrant Assistance

You will need to bring the following to the clinics:

  • Copy of work permit or copy of I-765 approval notice
  • Previously filed DACA application
  • $495 money order for filing fee
  • 2 passport pictures
  • 2 photo IDs
  • Social Security Number

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the City of Seattle also have DACA webpages with current information, resources and listings of free legal clinics.   

In addition, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Office of Institutional Inclusion are organizing upcoming on-campus programs to support our students, faculty and staff. We will provide more information about those programs as they become available.


Natasha Martin, J.D., Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Alvin Sturdivant, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Development

book cover from common text Notes from No Man's Land featuring a white cover with close up of wood pole along left side and orange letters on right stating name of book and author Eula Biss

Please join us for a lively reading and discussion from this year's Common Text, Notes from No Man's Land, with author Eula Biss. A brief literary reading from the book will be followed by an audience Q&A with the author. All members of the Seattle University community are welcome to attend. If you are a course instructor, you may reserve with Eventbrite. They will accept a block of up to 25 tickets if you want to bring your class.

Notes from No Man’s Land is a collection of essays that highlights many important and challenging conversations about race in the U.S., including issues of “passing,” eugenics, segregation, public education, state violence, fear, neocolonialism, white privilege/fragility, intersectionality, class, “news” reporting, etc. It serves as the 2017-18 Common Text at Seattle University.