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In Memory of James Guadalupe Carney, S.J.
Harvest of Empire film Introduced and discussed by Denise Griebler
UCC Minister and Immigration Rights Advocate February 6, 2014
Recovering Nonviolent Anti-colonial History in Africa: Matt Meyer,
War Resisters International Africa Working Group
March 13, 2014
March 27, 2014
We all enjoyed hearing about The Joy of Justice work: Ending Slavery in Brazil, A talk by Danielle Poe Associate Professor Philosophy, University of Dayton. She shared her experiences going to Brazil with a Catholic Relief Services delegation.
UCA Jesuit Martyrs Fundraiser Dinner April 8, 2014
Bob Scullin S.J. provides music The Fountain Lounge is filled with diners
Fundraiser dinner 2014
Gene Palumbo speaks UDM students who have traveled to El Salvador share their experiences
Attendees including students and Denise Griebler
Meg Marshall with Miny Romero, Fr. Rick Cassidy and Jane Brackley Davis
April 2014 annual fundraiser dinner: Speakers Gene Palumbo, Miny Romero, and Jane Brackley Davis at
the Sacred Heart Seminary with Fr. Rick Cassidy
Bishop Gumbleton speaks in conjunction with viewing of film Monseor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero, April 10, 2014
Fr. Joe Mulligan speaks Sept. 22, 2014 about the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador, remembering the 25thanniversary
of their death. Watch online: Part one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCIWeWNrJmg & Part two:
Dr. Laura Finley Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Barry University, FL
Preventing Domestic Violence Our society needs to reform victim services and other social service
agencies to be more responsive to families needs so that they can be pro-active and resolve family tensions before they escalate into domestic
violence. Finley earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from WMU in 2002.
See Dr. Finleys Oct. 2, 2014 presentation on preventing domestic violence at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqj8kQFR2-
Poetry and Politics Reflections on Kenya: Where are we Going? By
Abdilatif Abdalla Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Writing a series of pamphlets
called Kenya: Twendapi? (Kenya: Where are we going?) criticizing the government and signed Wasiotosheka (discontented), the Kenyatta government imprisoned him for three years in solitary confinement. While in prison in terrible conditions, he wrote poems called Sauti ya Dhiki (Voice of Agony), later published by Oxford University Press.
Abdilatif Abdalla shares his poetry and his life story, October 28, 2014
Abdilatif Abdalla enjoys Detroit
At the Motown Museum At the Detroit River
Film Viewing: October 29, 2014
On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists entered a Selective Service office in suburban Catonsville, Maryland, dragged stacks of draft records outside, and set them on fire with homemade napalm. They then prayed and waited to be arrested. After their trial captured national headlines others heard their call to action. Between 1967-1972, there were hundreds of acts of civil disobedience against U.S. draft boards
See and listen to Joe Tropea, director of film, Hit and Stay, and Jerry Berrigan (son of Phil) Oct. 29, 2014, at:
The History of Philosophy in Africa: Does it begin in Egypt? Anke Graness, University of Vienna
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Dr. Graness addressed the significance of ancient Egypt for the history of philosophy in Africa.
She concluded by outlining the consequences of this study for intercultural or cross-cultural philosophy in a globalised world and for the curriculum of philosophy institutes and the canon formation in philosophy.
See: Polylog. Journal on Intercultural Philosophy,
Please see Dr. Anke Granesss talk online via youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-sWZwgDDsM
Dr. Anke Graness tours Detroit, meets Tyree Guyton, artist of the Heidelberg Project!
John Barrie spoke on: Technological Design to Improve the Lives of Indigenous Peoples of Nicaragua and Guatemala: How Michigan Students Get Involved December 5, 2014
see his website: http://www.apptechdesign.org
John Barrie explained the work of Appropriate Technologies Collaborative