In Light of the Recent Election

November 11, 2016

The recent U.S. election leads us at the Center for Social Concerns to affirm our conviction that a just society must be founded upon the dignity of all people. 

Whatever our differences, we are all fully members of the human family and all have a right to participate fully in the economic, political, and cultural life of society. 

Conversely, it is wrong for a person or a group to have barriers to their full participation created or reinforced by structures, actions, or rhetoric that demean or undermine their dignity. In the words of the U.S. Catholic bishops, “The ultimate injustice is for a person or group to be treated actively or abandoned passively as if they were non-members of the human race. To treat people this way is effectively to say they simply do not count as human beings.”

We thus pledge to continue to work for justice for all and the common good as taught by the Catholic social tradition: through our educational programing, our public events, and the reinforcement of a campus environment where all are welcome, and where honest, civil conversation can safely proceed. 

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January 2022

Virtual Postgraduate Service Fair
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Postgraduate Service Info Session | Teach for America
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual Postgraduate Service Fair
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Labor Café Goes Zoom!
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Virtues and Vocations presents Mary Gentile: Giving Voice to Values
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

February 2022

Application Close | SSLP 2022
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Signs of the Times Series | Education
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Proposal Deadline | Community Impact Grants
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 4:30pm

March 2022

Catholic Social Tradition Minor Open House & Info Session
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm