The following is a partial list of events happening across the John Carroll University campus this semester that contribute in some way to our goal of inclusive excellence in all aspects of university life. This listing also includes a calendar of some important interfaith and intercultural holidays celebrated by members of our community.

Corrections and additions to this listing are appreciated and encouraged. Please send all updates to Megan Wilson-Reitz at mwilsonreitz@jcu.edu.

[Last updated November 19, 2018]

August 2018

Monday, August 20 (sundown) – Tuesday, August 21 (sundown): Eid al-Adha (Islam, Druze)

Monday, August 27: Multicultural Welcome Dinner Sponsored by CSDI.

Thursday, August 30: “Welcome Home! Poetry Reading To Raise Awareness for Refugees and Immigrants.” Join faculty poets George Bilgere and Philip Metres and students Autumn Franz, Christ Gnassingbe, Sylvia Iorio, Sophia Maltese, Wesley Olin, Zeljana Opacak, and Zach Thomas for a reading of poems to raise awareness about the plight of immigrants and refugees and the work of Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services. Donations welcome. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 8:00 pm, Rodman A. Sponsored by the English Dept. and the Program in Peace, Justice and Human Rights. 

 

September 2018

Sunday, September 9 (sundown) – Tuesday, September 11 (sundown): Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)

Tuesday, September 11 (sundown) – Wednesday, September 12 (sundown): Hijra (Islam)

Wednesday, September 12: Campus Ministry “Explore” program attends interfaith “Teatime for Peace” at Brecksville United Church of Christ. Transportation and meal provided. Van leaves at 6:30 pm. Free for students; registration required. 

Thursday, September 13: “The Women of the Wall: Freedom to Worship at the Kotel” – guest speaker Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D. Part of the 2017–2018 Tuohy Lecture Series: Politics, Nationalism, & Religious Repression. 7:30 pm, Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center. Sponsored by the Tuohy Chair in Interreligious Studies.

Sunday, September 16: Eid Al-Adha Dinner Celebration — All welcome. Food, henna artist, more. 6:00-9:00 pm, Atrium, Dolan Science Center.  Sponsored by the JCU Muslim Student Society.

Monday, September 17: Annual Geller Lecture “Stopping Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Follow the Money.” Guest speaker John Prendergast, founding director of the Enough Project.  7:00 pm, LSC Conference Room. Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Pat Drake at 216-397-4381 or pdrake@jcu.edu.

Tuesday, September 18 (sundown) – Wednesday, September 19 (sundown): Yom Kippur (Judaism)

Friday, September 21: International Tea House. Social gathering for American and international students, faculty, and staff to meet, talk, play games, and learn about one another’s food, drink and traditions. Food and snacks from the Philippines and Brazil will be served along with Bubble Tea. 2:00-4:00 pm, Center for Global Education (Admin B104). Sponsored by the Center for Global Education & University Counseling Center.

Saturday, September 22: Fall equinox/Mabon (Wicca)

Saturday, September 22: Annual Drag Show featuring local queens Aurora Thunder, Anhedonia Delight, and Peach Fuzz. Free food, prizes, and fun. Q&A after the show. 10:00 pm – 12:00 midnight. Dolan Science Center Atrium. Sponsored by SUPB, LGBTQIA+ Allies, and CSDI. For additional information or accommodations, contact abernett19@jcu.edu.

Sunday, September 23: Staff of Color Employee Resource Group attends the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival. For details, click the link or contact Sloan Cargill & JP Graulty, Co-Chairs, Staff of Color ERG.

Sunday, September 23 (sundown) – Sunday, September 30 (sundown): Sukkot (Judaism)

September 24-28: Mock Border Wall Week: Build Solidarity, Not Walls. Two sections of fencing will be set up on campus: one outside of the student center and one in front of the library. The fence will have information on the humanitarian, economic, and environmental cost of the wall, as well as U.S. immigration policy. See below for events Sept. 26 and 28. Sponsored by Students for Social Justice. 

Monday, September 24: Screening of the film He Named Me Malala. 7:00 pm, CSDI Lounge, Lombardo Student Center. Sponsored by JCU Chapter of Amnesty International.  For more information contact Celina Vuyancih at cvuyancih21@jcu.edu.

Monday, September 24: A Reading by Zach Savich and Hilary Plum.For those interested in the intersection between literature and politics from two contemporary authors–Zach Savich and Hilary Plum are the authors of numerous award-winning books of poetry and prose, including Daybook and Strawberry Fields, a novel about war and other disasters. 8:00 pm, Rodman A. Sponsored by the English Dept. and the Program in Peace, Justice and Human Rights. 

Monday, September 24: Mid-Autumn Festival Pop-Up Program featuring mask and lantern decorating, Asian snacks provided. 2:00-4:00 pm, Lombardo Student Center Atrium. Sponsored by the Student Union Programming Board and the Asian Pop Culture Club. For additional information and accommodations, please contact lhuynh19@jcu.edu.

Wednesday, September 26: Border Wall Debate. Debate followed by moderated open forum on the topic of a border wall. 8:00 pm, Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center. Sponsored by Students for Social Justice and the John Carroll Debate Team. Contact ssj@jcu.edu with any questions.

Thursday, September 27: “Blood Rising: Painting the Lost Women of Juarez.” Screening of 30-minute documentary followed by Q&A with Brian Maguire, the Irish artist whose attempts to raise awareness about the disappeared women of Juarez are the topic of the film. Presented by the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Program of John Carroll University with the assistance of Irish American Archives Society and the Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland and the support of the Irish American Charitable Foundation.

Thursday, September 27: CSDI’s Social Justice Movie Series: The Light of the Moon 6:00 pm, AD 226. A raw portrayal of the six weeks after a woman is sexually assaulted. View trailer here. Sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and the Violence Prevention and Action Center. Film followed by discussion. Email kcundiff20@jcu.edu with any questions or for accommodations.

Friday, September 28: Prayer Service for Immigrants. Meet at the Peace Pole near the fountain for a short reflection, followed by a silent walk around the Quad in honor of those who have died crossing the border. 11:45 a.m. Sponsored by Students for Social Justice and Campus Ministry. Contact ssj@jcu.edu with any questions.

Friday, September 28 – Saturday, September 29: Food Deserts and Inequality in Food Access. 5:30-7:30 pm Friday – discussion and dinner from Choolah Indian BBQ; 9 am – 2 pm Saturday – community service with refugees at Ohio City Urban Farm, followed by reflection and lunch at Barraco Arepa Bar before return to campus. Sponsored by CSDI and Global Education. Register in advance by emailing mmcbride@jcu.edu.

Friday, September 28: Regular meetings begin for the Q@JCU Employee Resource Group and Millennial Employees Resource Group. 

Saturday, September 29: Caring for Our Common Home: Laudato Si’ and Integral Ecology Conference. All are welcome. Free for students, and includes lunch. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Dolan Science Center.  Registration required. Sponsored by the Diocese of Cleveland Social Action Office.

 

October 2018

Tuesday, October 2: “The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander from the Holocaust to Today” with guest speaker Amos Guiora. 7:00 p.m., Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Honors Program. 

Thursday, October 4: “Ireland and the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Accords: Stories, Lessons, and Challenges of Peacebuilding.” 8:00 pm, Rodman A. Sponsored by the Program in Peace, Justice and Human Rights.

Friday, October 5: “The Troubles”: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding – an interactive workshop. 8:00 am – 12:00 noon, Murphy Room, Lombardo Student Center from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration required. Sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and the JCU Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program. 

Friday, October 5: JCU students will attend Case Western Reserve University’s “Professionals with Pride: Northeast Ohio LGBTQIA+ Collegiate Career Fair.” 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, CWRU Thwing Center. Students can meet and network with a wide range of LGBTQIA+ inclusive employers in a variety of fields.  Registration required. Round-trip transportation from JCU provided for students; contact Salo Rodezno at srodezno@jcu.edu to sign up.

Sunday, October 7: Campus Ministry “Explore” program attends worship services at The Heights (Gateway Christian). Transportation and meal provided. Van leaves at 9:30 am. Free for students; registration required.

Wednesday, October 10:Why Cardi B Matters.”  Lunchtime seminar and discussion on what the rap star Cardi B (and other pop culture figures) can teach us about the good and bad of media, class, race, gender, and more. Part of the CSDI Brown bag series. Refreshments provided; feel free to bring a lunch. 12:15-1:15 pm, AD 226.

Monday, October 15: Write your name in Arabic. LSC Atrium, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Event presented as part of “Empowerment Week: Expanding the Definition of Diversity.” Sponsored by the Student Union Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Contact jcusudi@gmail.com with any questions.

Monday, October 15: What Not to Wear: Fashion Appropriation. 6:00 pm, LSC Conference Room. Event presented as part of “Empowerment Week: Expanding the Definition of Diversity.” Sponsored by the Student Union Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Contact jcusudi@gmail.com with any questions. Follow us on IG @jcusudi for updates on Empowerment Week.

Monday, October 15: Closing Reception forDe La Cocina Al Ojo (From the Kitchen to the Eye)” Photo Exhibit. Grasselli Library Gallery, 5:30 pm. Join us to celebrate this special collaboration between the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Grasselli Library, the Mexican Consulate of Detroit, and the Centro Mexicano de Cleveland in honor of Latinx History Month.

Monday, October 16: Poetry reading and conversation with Palestinian American poet Deema Shehabi, author of Thirteen Departures from the Moon and other works. 8:00 pm, Rodman A. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the English Dept. and the Program in Peace, Justice and Human Rights. 

Tuesday, October 16: Ask About My Pronouns. 1:00-2:00 pm, CSDI Lounge (down the hall from the Jardine Room). Event presented as part of “Empowerment Week: Expanding the Definition of Diversity.” Sponsored by the Student Union Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Contact jcusudi@gmail.com with any questions. Follow us on IG @jcusudi for updates on Empowerment Week.

Tuesday, October 16: Cultural Art Night. 6:00-8:00 pm, LSC Atrium. Event presented as part of “Empowerment Week: Expanding the Definition of Diversity.” Sponsored by the Student Union Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Contact jcusudi@gmail.com with any questions. Follow us on IG @jcusudi for updates on Empowerment Week.

Wednesday, October 17: Empowerment Week: Diversi-Tea. Topic: body image. 2:00-4:00 pm, CSDI Lounge (down the hallway from the Jardine Room). Event presented as part of “Empowerment Week: Expanding the Definition of Diversity.” Sponsored by the Student Union Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Contact jcusudi@gmail.com with any questions.  Follow us on IG @jcusudi for updates on Empowerment Week.

Wednesday, October 17: Civil Rights Attorney Subodh Chandra will speak on the current state of civil rights in America. 7:00 p.m., Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center. Sponsored by the Arrupe Scholars Program.

Wednesday, October 17: Social Justice Movie Series: The Normal Heart. 6:00 pm, LSC Conference Room. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Julia Roberts, and directed by Ryan Murphy, the story follows a gay activist who attempts to raise HIV and AIDS awareness in the early 1980s. Event presented as part of “Empowerment Week: Expanding the Definition of Diversity.” Sponsored by the Student Union Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Contact jcusudi@gmail.com with any questions. Follow us on IG @jcusudi for updates on Empowerment Week.

Thursday, October 18: “The Situation of Christians in the Arab World: How Interreligious Dialogue Can Help” – with guest speaker Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald, M.Afr., SThD. Part of the 2017–2018 Tuohy Lecture Series Politics, Nationalism, & Religious Repression. 7:30PM, Dolan Science Center, Donahue Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Tuohy Chair in Interreligious Studies.

Thursday, October 18: “Know Your Rights” workshop with The American Civil Liberties Union. 7:00 pm, LSC Conference Room. Sponsored by the College Democrats at JCU, the Student Union Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Contact jcusudi@gmail.com with any questions.

Thursday, October 18: “Free Speech and Hate Speech” – a discussion co-sponsored by the Student Union and The Carroll News. Jardine Room, D.J. Lombardo Student Center, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Closed to the public – open to members of the John Carroll University Community only.

Thursday, October 19: Dasara (Hinduism)

Friday, October 19: International Tea House. The International Tea House is a monthly social gathering where American and International students, faculty, and staff can meet, talk, play games, and get to know each other. Join us on Friday, October 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the Center for Global Education, B104 (B-wing). Snacks from Taiwan and UK and tea from around the world will be provided! Event presented as part of “Empowerment Week: Expanding the Definition of Diversity.” Sponsored by the Student Union Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Contact jcusudi@gmail.com with any questions. Follow us on IG @jcusudi for updates on Empowerment Week.

Friday, October 19: Cultural Game Night. 8:00-10:00 pm, The Underground. Event presented as part of “Empowerment Week: Expanding the Definition of Diversity.” Sponsored by the Student Union Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Contact jcusudi@gmail.com with any questions. Follow us on IG @jcusudi for updates on Empowerment Week.

Friday, October 19: Undesign the Red Line: Exploring the history and legacy of inequity, exclusion, and U.S. Housing Policy. 3:40-6:20 pm. Undesign the Red Line is an interactive exhibit exploring the history of race, class, and U.S. Housing Policy. Join us for a tour of the exhibition, which will connect the history of housing discrimination and segregation to the political and social issues of today. Participants will have the chance to tour the exhibit with guidance from a tour guide host. Sponsored by CSSA. Registration required: https://givepul.se/1y8d4 

Saturday, October 20: The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble presents Spirit of Hungary 1848: Revolution and Roots in Dance and Music. Free tickets available for JCU faculty, staff and students in advance; all others $20. 2:00 p.m., Administration Building, Kulas Auditorium. For more information, click here.

Saturday, October 20: Dance Around the World. 9:00 pm – 12:00 midnight, O’Malley Atrium. Event presented as part of “Empowerment Week: Expanding the Definition of Diversity.” Sponsored by the Student Union Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Contact jcusudi@gmail.com with any questions. Follow us on IG @jcusudi for updates on Empowerment Week.

Monday, October 22: Community Impact Meeting on Free Speech and Hate Speech. Hosted by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. 4:00 p.m., CSDI Lounge in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center. The meeting will provide an opportunity for students to discuss the impact of open dialogue on our community.

Monday, October 22: Does ONGO Law Enforcement Affect US‐based NGOs in China? Fulbright Visiting Scholar Dr. Yang Li from China presents the first of two lectures in the Cleveland area. 6:00-7:30 pm., O’Connell Reading Room, Dolan Science Center.

Tuesday, October 23: Poverty & Social Justice Summer Internship Showcase. 5:00-6:00 pm, O’Connell Reading Room, Dolan Science Center. Come and learn more about these exciting summer, non-profit internship opportunities focused on engaging and advocating for issues of social justice, homelessness and inequality. A pizza dinner will be served. For more information about the event or the internship programs, go to jcu.edu/service or email Maryellen Callanan at mcallanan@jcu.edu. Sponsored by the Center for Service and Social Action; Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program; and University Mission and Identity.

Wednesday, October 24: Conversation and book signing with Yossi Klein Halevi, author of the book Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center, 7:30 pm. Open to the public. Free admission and parking. Light refreshments served. Books available for purchase and signing. To learn more, contact yossi@jcu.edu or call 216-397-4221. Sponsored by the Dept. of English and the Program in Peace, Justice and Human Rights.

Wednesday, October 24: Documentary The Dark Side of Chocolate, focusing on the injustices of the chocolate industry including child trafficking and labor. 6:30-7:30 pm, St. Francis Chapel. Sponsored by JCU Fair Trade. Fair Trade tea, coffee, and chocolate will be provided.

Thursday, October 25: CSDI’s Social Justice Movie Series presents the film Spotlight. 6:00 pm, AD 258. Q&A to follow film. Email kcundiff20@jcu.edu with any questions or for accommodations.

Friday, October 26: Hillel Halloween Shabbat Dinner, Murphy Room. Costumes encouraged. All welcome; please contact jpeleg21@jcu.edu by October 23 to make a reservation.

Sunday, October 28: Campus Ministry “Explore” program attends worship services at Peace Lutheran Church. Transportation and meal provided. Van leaves at 9:30 am. Free for students; registration required. 

Monday, October 29: Break the Silence on Domestic Violence. Take a vow of silence in honor of victims who have lost their lives to domestic violence. Participants are asked not to speak, text, or use social networking sites for the entirety of the day. A reflection session will be held at 5 p.m. to debrief with participants. Hosted by the Violence Prevention and Action Center.

Monday, October 29: 2018 Annual East Asian Festival at JCU. 4:00-6:30 pm, Muldoon Atrium, Dolan Science Center. Food, performances, crafts and more. For details: sites.jcu.edu/eas/events/2018-east-asian-festival/

Tuesday, October 30: Voting and Catholic Social Teaching. Join the Campus Ministry department for a discussion of Catholic Social Teaching as it applies to voting. We will also do an analysis of Issue 1 from different perspectives on how Catholic Social Teaching intersects with this issue. Come and enjoy lunch and discussion of this important topic. 12:00 noon, O’Dea Room.

Tuesday, October 30: HR Faculty/Staff Training on Affirmative Action Plan and Diversity Recruitment. 10:00-11:00 am, Jardine Room. [Repeat offering Nov. 13.]

Tuesday, October 30: Implicit Bias Training for all staff in the Academic Affairs Division. LSC Conference Room, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. [Second offering for Academic Affairs staff on Nov. 7.] For details or to register please click here.

November 2018

Thursday, November 1: All Saints Day (Christianity) / Samhain (Wicca)

Friday, November 2: Feast of All Souls (Christianity) 

Friday, November 2: African-Asian Game Night. CSDI Lounge, 7:30-9:00 pm. Pizza & cultural snacks provided. Sponsored by the Asian Pop Culture Club in collaboration with African Dounia.

Monday, November 5: Media & Me: A reflexive, interactive, & artistic lunchtime workshop exploring how media plays a role in shaping our identities. 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Jardine Room. Facilitated by Dr. Aaryn Green, Diversity Fellow in The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, and Professor Amy Wainwright, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. Part of the CSDI Brown Bag Series. Refreshments provided but feel free to bring a lunch. All are welcome.

Wednesday, November 7: Diwali (Hinduism/Sikhism/Jainism)

Tuesday, November 7: Implicit Bias Training for all staff in the Finance & Administration Division. LSC Conference Room, 9:30 – 11:30 am. [Repeat offering on Nov. 13.] For details or to register please contact Tricia Chiller.

Tuesday, November 7: Implicit Bias Training for all staff in the Academic Affairs Division. LSC Conference Room, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. [Repeat of Oct. 30 workshop.] For details or to register please click here.

Thursday, November 8: Panel Presentation — “Live and Direct: Poverty, Affordable Housing, and Homelessness in Cleveland.” Despite the ‘renaissance’ in Cleveland, people still struggle to live a dignified life. 46% of the people in Cleveland live in poverty and 23,000 people experience homelessness. Join Chris Knestrick, Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, for a panel discussion that will center the perspectives of people with lived experienced of homelessness and community leaders advocating for change. 5:00 pm, Rodman A. Sponsored by the Program in Peace, Justice and Human Rights. 

Thursday, November 8: Colleen Dulle of America Media presents “From the Sacristy to the Streets: Catholic Activism in 1968 and 2018.”  Part of the Catholic Studies Lecture Series. 7:30 pm, LSC Conference Room. Free and open to the public.

Friday, November 9: Accessibility Tour of Campus.  Ever wondered how JCU would be different if you couldn’t use stairs? Now’s the time to find out! The Arrupe Scholars are hosting a wheelchair accessible tour this Friday, November 9. The tour will leave from the labyrinth in front of Rodman Hall at 3:30 pm. This interactive simulation will feature discussions about accessibility at JCU and in Cleveland. Contact Megan Whitman (mwhitman20@jcu.edu) for more information.

Sunday, November 11: Campus Ministry “Explore” program attends Unitarian Universalist services. Transportation and meal provided. Van leaves at 10:30 am. Free for students; registration required. 

Monday, November 11: Black Students in Action roller skating field trip, 9:00 pm. Part of the BSA Week of activities. For more information or to register contact mwheatley21@jcu.edu.

Monday, November 11: Symposium: Theorizing and Countering Gendered and Sexual Violence. 2:00-5:30 pm, O’Connell Reading Room, Dolan Science Center. Panelists Debra Bergoffen, Clara Fischer, and Namrata Mitra present papers. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Shula Chair in Philosophy. See link for more details.

Tuesday, November 12: Black Students in Action host a Trap Spelling Bee in the Underground, 7:00 pm. Part of the BSA Week of activities. For more information contact mwheatley21@jcu.edu.

Tuesday, November 13: HR Faculty/Staff Training on Affirmative Action Plan and Diversity Recruitment. 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Jardine Room. [Repeats Oct. 30 training.]

Tuesday, November 13: Implicit Bias Training for all staff in the Finance & Administration Division. Dolan A202/203, 1:30 – 3:30 pm. [Repeat of Nov. 7 workshop.] For details or to register please contact Tricia Chiller.

Tuesday, November 13: Black Students in Action host program on Financial Wellness, SB 106, 7:00 pm. Part of the BSA Week of activities. For more information contact mwheatley21@jcu.edu.

Wednesday, November 14: Implicit Bias Training for all staff in the Mission & Identity Division and departments reporting to the President’s Office. 8:30-10:30 am, O’Dea Conference Room. For details or to register please contact Megan Wilson-Reitz.

Wednesday, November 14: Black Students in Action host Open Mic Night, LSC Atrium, 7 p.m. Part of the BSA Week of activities. Click here to sign up. For more information contact mwheatley21@jcu.edu.

Thursday, November 15: Implicit Bias Training for all staff in the Enrollment Division. 2:00-4:00 pm, Reading Room, Dolan Science Center. For details or to register please contact Joanne Baudo.

Thursday, November 15: Black Students in Action and African Dounia host a Fusion Dance Class. Dance Studio, 7:00 pm. Part of the BSA Week of activities. For more information contact mwheatley21@jcu.edu.

Friday, November 16: International Tea House: monthly social gathering where American and international students, faculty, and staff can meet, talk, play games, and get to know each other. Sponsored by the Center for Global Education. Global Ed Conference Room (B104 Admin Building – B Wing), 2-4 pm. Snacks from Thailand and Russia will be served.

Friday, November 16: Launch of First@JCU – students, faculty and staff who are the first in their families to attend college or graduate school. 11:50 am – 1:30 pm, Jardine Room, Lunch provided.  RSVP here. 

Friday, November 16: Black Students in Action and SUPB host a dinner at Zanzibar Soul Fusion, 8:00 pm. Part of the BSA Week of activities. For more information contact mwheatley21@jcu.edu.

Friday, November 16: Film screening: Boy, sponsored by Hillel at JCU and the Middle Eastern Student Association. 7:30 pm., Donahue Auditorium. Pizza and beverages provided. RSVP: jpeleg21@jcu.edu.

Friday, November 16: White Ribbon Campaign – inviting men to wear white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women and girls. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, LSC Atrium. Sponsored by VPAC.

Sunday, November 18: Campus Ministry “Explore” program attends Spanish-language Mass at Sagrada Familia Catholic Church. Transportation and meal provided. Van leaves at 11:30 am. Free for students; registration required. 

Monday, November 19: Documentary: The True Cost – learn the shocking truth about the fashion industry. Documentary followed by discussion. Sponsored by CSSA with the support of several academic departments. 7:00-9:00 pm, LSC Conference Room. Fair trade snacks and beverages will be served. Visit truecostmovie.com for the trailer and more information.

Monday, November 26: Write 4 Rights program – Join our speakers to learn about about 11 urgent human rights cases and lend your voice to Amnesty International’s global letter writing marathon. Sponsored by the JCU chapter of Amnesty International. AD 226, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bring a pen.

Monday-Tuesday, November 26-27: Fair Trade Holiday Sale – sponsored by Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors Group. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Center Atrium. For further information, contact Heather at hcraigie@jcu.edu or 216.397.6233.

Tuesday, November 27: Trans Day of Remembrance. Vigil in remembrance of all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence this year. 4:30 p.m., next to the Saint Francis Chapel (near the University Bookstore). Sponsored by Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Biology Department; Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion; Campus Ministry; Student Union; LGBTQIA+ Allies; Q@JCU; and Grasselli Library.

December 2018

Saturday/Sunday, December 1-2 (TBD): Campus Ministry “Explore” program attends Kirtland Temple Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Transportation and meal provided. Time/date TBD. Free for students; registration required. 

Sunday, December 2: Advent season begins (Christianity)

Sunday, December 2-6: SNAP Week Challenge. JCU students will take on the challenge of eating for a week on a SNAP (food stamp) budget. On December 6th, a Poverty Simulation will be held on campus, lead by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Sponsored by students in the Arrupe Program. Sign up here. 

Sunday, December 2 (sundown) – Monday, December 10 (sundown): Hanukkah (Judaism)

Saturday, December 8: Bodhi Day (Buddhism [date has regional variations])

Friday, December 21: Winter Solstice/Yule (Wicca)

Tuesday, December 25: Christmas (Christianity)

Wednesday, December 26 – Tuesday, January 1: Kwanzaa (African-American cultural celebration)