September 16, 2021
Posted by ICTC on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 2:41 PM PDT
The Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture would like to extend a warm welcome to SU faculty, staff, students and the broader community as we begin the new academic year. We are excited to share our programming and hope that you can join us!
The ICTC will continue the theme of "Globalization, Spirituality and Justice" this year, and fall quarter the Patrick Howell, SJ, Catholic Heritage Series has two events scheduled responding to the topic of "Vatican II at 60" - a main lecture by Dr. Massimo Faggioli on October 21 and a panel discussion with Dr. Catherine Clifford and Dr. Orlando Espin on October 28. See below for the full event descriptions. In addition to the programs on Vatican II, we enter this autumn season with a full calendar of events and celebrations:
- Today we wish our Jewish colleagues, students and neighbors a blessed Yom Kippur. G'mar chatima tovah.
- The Season of Creation, a time of environmental reflection and advocacy, began on September 1 and ends on October 4 - the Feast of St. Francis; the ICTC, as part of the Creation Care Network, is co-sponsoring a reflection event on September 25 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in West Seattle.
- Hispanic Heritage Month is September 16 - October 15. See this extensive guide for many local celebration events and visit the Hope Border Institute to learn about current action items to address the crisis on the border.
- National Migration Week is September 20-26, and will end with the Vatican’s celebration of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), which always falls on the last Sunday of September.
- Indigenous Peoples' Day is on October 11, and the ICTC welcomes Maka Black Elk, Executive Director for Truth and Healing at Red Cloud Indian School, on Tuesday, October 12 for a dialogue on confronting Catholic Indian boarding school history.
Best wishes for the new academic year,
Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez, ICTC Director, and Jessica Palmer, ICTC Assistant Director