Weekly Update: October 26-November 4

Featured Events:

Fall Break Service & Justice Trips
Soup and Stories

Come hear students from each of our Fall Break Service and Justice Trips share their experiences while enjoying delicious soups. The Students are invited to share about their personal experiences, those of the group, the community they visited, or how they plan to bring their experiences back to Omaha.

We will have 2 sessions. The first session will be from 11:30am – 12:30pm and the second will be from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. We will provide two kinds of soup, one meat and one vegetarian, while they last. We will also have a picture slideshow playing in the background. This event will take place in Harper Center room 3023.

Share a Meal with the Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives
Fr. Pat Conroy, the Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, will share a meal and informal conversations before sharing his personal vocation story and talking about how we can engage in Ignatian Advocacy now and in the future. The lunch and sharing with Fr. Pat Conroy will be on Monday, October 29th from 12:30-1:30pm in the CCSJ Multi-Purpose Room! Fr. Pat is a wonderfully spirited, wise man and we are so blessed that he is taking his time to come and talk with us! We hope to see you there! For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Haley Warren at haleywarren@creighton.edu or Michelle Villegas at michellevillegas@creighton.edu.

Service and Justice Opportunities:

Friday, October 26th
“Lighten My Load”: A Celebration and Fundraiser for the Congo Women Association
Please join Congokazi to celebrate three years of educating girls in Congo (DR). With the help of the Omaha community, we have helped young Congolese women recover their lives and futures through education. Celebrate the girls (and you!) by enjoying a spirit tasting and a dazzling array of hors d’oeuvres. A silent auction featuring Creighton season men’s basketball season tickets and handmade items from the Congo will be a highlight of the evening. This event will take place from 5:30-7:30pm at St. Cecilia Cathedral Monsignor Graham Center located at 701 North 40th Street. Tickets are $25 (over 21 years of age) and $15 (students – under 21). Please RSVP Dr. Andrea Zardetto-Smith by calling 402-321-3453 or emailing at lightenmyload@gmail.com

Sunday, October 28th
Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration
Sheldon celebrates its sixth annual Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration. The event is free and open to the public. Music by Antonio Almazán; “Los Zapatos Mágicos”/”Pedro’s Magic Shoes” by Ric Averill, performed by students from Lincoln High School; Traditional music by Los Villanos, and Folkloric dance by Sangre Azteca. There will also be a community ofrenda, art-making stations, traditional foods, and a silent auction. The event is a collaboration of the Sheldon Museum of Art, Sheldon Art Association, Día de los Muertos Community Advisory Committee, Nebraska Latino American Commission, Lincoln Public Schools, and Mourning Hope with generous support from Southeast Community College, Ameritas, BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska, and Lincoln Benefit Life. It will take place at UNL located at 12th and R Streets in Lincoln, NE.

Whiteclay Awareness Meeting
Mission: To seek the betterment of the people of the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation through acts of Charity, sponsoring events, speakers, and raising awareness surrounding the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. Come learn more! This meeting will take place at 6:00pm in Humanities Rm 308. Contact senior David Fuxa for more information at DavidFuxa@creighton.edu.

Monday, October 29th
Share a Meal with the Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives
Fr. Pat Conroy, the Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, will share a meal and informal conversations before sharing his personal vocation story and talking about how we can engage in Ignatian Advocacy now and in the future. The lunch and sharing with Fr. Pat Conroy will be on Monday, October 29th from 12:00-1:30pm in the CCSJ Multi-Purpose Room! Fr. Pat is a wonderfully spirited, wise man and we are so blessed that he is taking his time to come and talk with us! We hope to see you there! For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Haley Warren at haleywarren@creighton.edu or Michelle Villegas at michellevillegas@creighton.edu.

Palestine and Palestinians in History
Panel discussion with the theme Palestine and Palestinians in History, featuring a diverse group of Palestinian Americans reflecting and telling their stories.
Much has been written, documented, researched, filmed and implied about Palestine and the Palestinian People. The kick-off for the activities will be a panel discussion from a diverse group of American Palestinians reflecting on their belonging to their homeland. This event will take place in the Harper Ballroom from 6:30 – 8:00pm. For any questions, please contact Dr. Naser Alsharif (402-280-1857), nalshari@creighton.edu

Tuesday, October 30th
Discovering Peru FLPA
Discovering Peru: Language, Church, and Society in Context Info Session
This new FLPA is a 6 weeks immersion in South America from May 20, 2013 – June 28, 2012. 9 credits can be obtained including SPN, THL 343 and SOC 411. More information can be learned at the Info sessions on October 30th at 9:00pm and November 1st at 6:00pm. Both sessions will be in Skutt 105. To find out more you can also contact Dr. Thomas Kelly at thomaskelly@creighton.edu

Palestinian Ethnic Festival
Ethnic Food Sale-Middle Eastern: Creighton Skinner Mall, 11:30 am-1:00 pm $6/plate -$ 1 for dessert. Bring Cash Please! (Rain Location: Mutual of Omaha Student Lounge, Hixson Lied Bldg, 1st Floor).
Festival: including cooking class (Baklava, Grape Leaves, more) at every half hour, music, and MORE! Union Pacific Room, from 11:30 am-3:00 pm

Vatican II Film Series: The Faithful Revolution Part 5
Kenefick Humanities Film Series “Vatican II: The Faithful Revolution” is a five part film series on the significance of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Part V: “Dynamics of Hope” will be shown in Harper Center room 3028 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

Wednesday, October 31st
Invisible Children’s Latest Documentary Screening
Invisible Children (they work with child soldiers in Uganda, Congo, and South Sudan) will be screening their latest documentary (MOVE) at Creighton University! The screening will be in the Harper Auditorium at 7:00pm. We will have a roadies team (Invisible Children activists) and a former child soldier speak about his experiences of being part of the LRA and will then discuss some ways that the audience can get involved.

Climate Action Plan Implementation Kickoff
Please join us at 10am in the Union Pacific Room of the Alumni Library as Creighton University kicks off the implementation of our Climate Action Plan. We will discuss why sustainability is important to the Jesuit Mission, share what Creighton has accomplished to date, introduce our Climate Action Plan and what it means for you, present next steps, and layout opportunities to get involved.

Thursday, November 1st
Fall Break Service & Justice Trips Soup and Stories
Come hear students from each of our Fall Break Service and Justice Trips share their experiences while enjoying delicious soups. The Students are invited to share about their personal experiences, those of the group, the community they visited, or how they plan to bring their experiences back to Omaha.

We will have 2 sessions. The first session will be from 11:30am – 12:30pm and the second will be from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. We will provide two kinds of soup, one meat and one vegetarian, while they last. We will also have a picture slideshow playing in the background. This event will take place in Harper Center room 3023.

19th Annual Markoe-DePorres Social Justice Lecture
“Racial Justice and the Catholic Church,” by Fr. Bryan Massingale, Author of the book by the same title (Orbis, 2010) and Associate Professor of Moral Theology, Marquette University. This presentation helps commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Omaha De Porres Club by Fr. John Markoe, SJ, November 3, 1947, in Creighton Hall 430. This event will take place in the Harper Auditorium from 7:30-8:30pm.

Hospital Ethics Committee Ethics Education Presentation: “Dilemmas in Caring for Undocumented Patients on a Long Term Basis”
Discussant: Helen Stanton Chapple, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor. CHPE
Ethics education sessions are for doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, other health care professionals, and the public. Registration is not required for this event. This event will take place from 12:00 to 1:00pm at Hospital Becic Dining Room located at 601 N. 30th Street.

MAG+S 2013 an Ignatian Pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Brazil
The dates of MAGIS are July 12-22 and begin in Salvador da Bahia, a beautiful old colonial town on Brazil’s northeastern coast. The group of young people 19-30 years old will then travel to World Youth Day in famous Rio de Janeiro from July 23-28. We are also seeking staff or faculty who are interested in leading a group of Creighton Students on this journey. Anyone interested in going please contact Marie Hilton, Campus Ministry, mhilton@creighton.edu by November 1. The deadline to apply is November 12. For more information about these events check out the US Jesuits’ website, http://www.jesuit.org/wyd/magis/

Friday, November 2nd
Movie “Belonging” Screening
For many Palestinians, the years of 1948 (the establishment of Israel) and 1967 (the year of the Arab-Israeli Six Day War, and the Israeli capture of Palestinian territories) brought with them the darkest days in memory. Director Tariq Nasir and his family counted themselves among the displaced at those critical junctures, and watched helplessly as long-held territories were violently torn out from under them. But sadder still was the idea that these ordinary citizens suddenly lost a sense of belonging.
Movie Belonging followed by Q &A will be held in Harper Ballroom from 6:30-8:00pm. For any questions, please contact Dr. Naser Alsharif (402-280-1857), nalshari@creighton.edu

Sisters of Mercy, Justice Calendar Event – “Friday Film Series”
Critical Concern – Earth. The third of our Fall “Friday Film Series”- Flow….For Love of Water. This event will take place at 7:00pm at Servite Center of Compassion located at 7400 Military Avenue, Omaha. There will be a free will offering.

TP Drive for Sienna Francis House
SAC is sponsoring a TP Drop Off to benefit the Sienna Francis House. Every Friday in November (except 11/23, the day after Thanksgiving) from 7:30-8:30 a.m., you can toss us packages of toilet paper at drop-off locations listed <a href=”http://www.alumni.creighton.edu/redirect.aspx?linkID=10886&eid=102045″here. Donations can also be made at any time to your SAC representative. In an average month, the Sienna Francis House goes through 2,880 rolls of toilet paper, so please help by donating a few packs.

Saturday, November 3rd
Peace Vigil
Peace Vigil at 72nd & Dodge St in Omaha; parking lot on NE corner. This event will take place from 1:00-2:00pm and is a weekly event. For more information, contact Steve Horn 402.426.9068.

Upcoming Events:
Spring Break 2013 Service & Justice Trips Participant Info Meetings
Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8

Attend these information sessions to learn more about Service & Justice Trips as well as to learn about the application process. Service & Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) during Fall and Spring break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. Two trained student coordinators lead a group of 6-14 students. During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learn about local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students. The Info Meetings are on Nov 7 from 12:00 – 1:00pm in Harper Center room 2067 (CCSJ) and Nov 8 from 9:00-10:00pm in Harper Center Hixson-Lied Auditorium.

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