This Week at Seattle University, 1/27-1/31

Written by Hannah Crivello
January 27, 2014


Social Justice Monday?Carrying on the Legacy: Fighting Arizona's Attack on Ethnic Studies in Arce v. Huppenthal
Monday, Jan. 27
noon-12:50 p.m.
Sullivan Hall, Room C5

In recognition of Fred T. Korematsu?s birthday, celebrated now in California and other states as day to reflect on the struggle for civil rights, the Korematsu Center at Seattle University School of Law will present its work to preserve ethnic studies in Arce v. Huppenthal, a case that is garnering national attention. Currently on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the case challenges an Arizona law?s enforcement that led to the elimination of the highly successful Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District, including the removal of books on Mexican American history and perspectives from district classrooms. This discussion will feature Korematsu Center Executive Director Bob Chang; Kadi Kuhlenberg, ?12, SU law alum and former student in the Civil Rights Amicus and Advocacy Clinic. For more information, visit Social Justice Mondays or contact Junsen Ohno at Sponsored by the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Access to Justice Institute and Seattle University School of Law.

Fossil Fuel Divestment
January 29, 2014
Capion Ballroom

As many on campus are aware, over the past year there has been a growing student movement calling for the divestment of Seattle University?s endowment funds from the fossil fuel industry. Whereas this movement has been gaining momentum, University Honors Council in conjunction with Sustainable Student Action is looking to facilitate an academic forum on the issue of divestment and its connection to growing human-induced Global Climate Change in order to highlight the importance and complexity of this issue to a larger audience.
The forum will consist of a series of speakers from various academic and municipal communities as well as round table and town hall style discussions. Expert speakers in environmental studies, law, ethics, economics, and policy will be featured. Among these speakers will be Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda and former mayor of Seattle, Mike McGinn. Everyone with any connection to Seattle University is more than welcome! For more information, please email Calvin Garrett at

Splinter Dance Company Performs "The Art of Justice"
January 30, 2014
Pigott Auditorium

The Center for the Study of Justice in Society presents an Interactive Performance as part of their ART OF JUSTICE Series. The Splinter Dance Company is composed of a diverse group of professional dancers from Seattle who have come together to enhance community awareness of critical social issues. Splinter uses dance and movement-theater in their educational work confronting the issues of racism, sexism, violence, the needs of the poor and the importance of unity in diversity. They will inspire you to think critically about and work to confront these issues. Splinter's repertoire ranges in styles from hiphop and breakdance, to lyrical, salsa, contemporary and jazz.?
General Admission $10.00, Current Student w/ID $5.00 and Discount for Groups of 10 or more.