This Week at Seattle University, 4/1-4/5

Written by Ryan Fallgren
April 2, 2013

Check out the different events and offerings taking place this week at Seattle University.?

Gandhian Non-Violence in Today?s World
Tuesday, April 2nd from 7-9pm
Pigott Auditorium

A Buddhist scholar and close associate of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Samdhong Rinpoche is the former prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile. He is known for his uncompromising commitment to working for social change through Gandhian principles of satyagraha (truth-insistence) and ahimsa (non-violence). Rinpoche will speak on topics such as the ongoing self-immolation protests inside Tibet and the challenges of environmental problems such as global warming. Rinpoche's talks have instilled deeper political awareness in audiences around the world, inspiring collective action for change.

ENGAGE: Exploring Nonviolent Living
Spring Quarter Mondays 7-9pm
Campus Ministry STCN 120

Engage is a cohort model program centered on actively living a non-violent lifestyle and following in the footsteps of some of the great peacemakers of history. The group will explore structural/institutional/cultural violence, the dynamics of nonviolent peacemaking, tools for transforming conflicts, and read from historical and living peace makers like John Dear, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa. If you have any interest or questions come into Campus Ministry or email Ray Kaffer at Applications are available in Campus Ministry, Student Center 120.

Lend Your Leg for Landmine Awareness
Thursday, April 4, 12:30 p.m.
The Quad and Wyckoff Auditorium

The Albers School of Business and Economics and Albers student organizations invite you to call attention to the importance of eliminating landmines around the world and increase support for mine awareness and mine action. Meet at The Quad at 12:30 p.m. for a photo shoot at which participants will roll up one side of their pants leg as a symbol of support for getting rid of landmines. After the photo shoot, a short documentary will be shown at Wyckoff Auditorium in the Engineering Building. (A preview can be seen at This event is open to the public. To learn more about mine awareness day, visit United Nations. For more information on the event at SU, contact Samantha Aw at

Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Informational
Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m.
Student Center 322 (OMA)

In honor of Cesar Chavez month, learn about what the process of donating blood and joining the bone marrow registry. In addition to logistics, learn about Chavez?s effort toward civic engagement and what it means to be a person of color and a possible donor. Snacks and drinks provided. For more information, visit M.E.C.H.L.A. or contact Marcela Valle at