Friday, October 31
Health Science- Multicultural and Community Affairs: Open House
Come to the HS-MACA open house. The mission of Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs is to promote Creighton University as a recognized leader in the training and development of a multicultural health care workforce that serves to reduce health disparities in underserved and diverse communities through research, culturally proficient education, community interaction and engagement.This will take place in the Hixon Lied Science Building, Suite G-13. Please contact Mervin Vasser with any questions.
Sunday, November 2
The Legacy of Vatican II event on campus
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr. John Clabeaux will present on the topic of: “The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Bible.” This event will be held in the Harper Center Ballroom from 3:00-5:00pm. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.
Monday, November 3
“According to Coyote”
A vibrant and entertaining anthology of tales featuring the legendary hero of American Indian mythology, “According to Coyote” is an encounter with the richness and vitality of Native American culture using age-old traditions of music, dance, and theatre. This production by the Mixed Blood Theater Company will warm the hearts of youngsters and adults alike. This will be held in the Lied Center for Performing Arts on the main stage from 7:00-8:00pm. Please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez with any questions.
“Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North”
In this award-winning, Emmy-nominated documentary, members of the DeWolf family discover that their New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. The family retraces the Triangle Trade, uncovering how deeply the North was involved in slavery, and gaining fresh perspectives on race. Most white people have foresworn overt racism, but what remains? What are the structural inequities, and what kinds of racial baggage do many of us carry? There will be Q&A with Katrina Browne (director/producer) and James Dewolf Perry (the Tracing Center’s executive director) after the film. This will be in Hixson-Lied Science Building room G04 from 7:00-9:00pm. Please contact Jessi Maynard with any questions.
“Ahead of Their Time” by Matt Holland
A book reading by Matt Holland, author of Ahead of Their Time, the story of Creighton’s DePorres Club, an interracial group that worked to end segregation in Omaha in the 1940s and 50s. There will be refreshments following the reading. This will be held in the Skutt Student Center 104 at 3:30pm. Please contact Laurel McClure with any questions.
Film Streams Movies
Film Streams is currently showing “Dear White People” and “Pride.” On the first Monday of the month at Film Streams, movies are free to students with your ID. “Dear White People” is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut. “Pride” is inspired by a true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Click here to find out more information about these films.
Tuesday, November 4
CCSJ 2015 Service & Justice Trips Coordinator Scholarship Applications Due
Need-based scholarship applications are due before the general applications. If you are interested in coordinating a Service & Justice Trip click here for the scholarship application. In order to be eligible to coordinate, you would have to have gone on at least one previous Service & Justice Trip. You will need to complete an online application, pay a $50 deposit and sign up for an interview. Payments can be brought to the CCSJ office in Harper Center, CCSJ (Harper 2067) between 8:00am-4:00pm on Thursday November 6 or Friday November 7.. Please watch our website for more details. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.
Thursday, November 6
Kenefick Humanities Chair Film Series Commemorating the Salvadoran Martyrs
In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs, “In the Name of the People” will be shown as the second of a four part film series this semester. “In the Name of the People”is an evocative vision of a nation and its tragic civil war. Four filmmakers who secretly entered El Salvador, marched with a guerrilla column across the troubled country, and followed it into combat against government force in San Salvador. The civil war is given a personal dimension as we meet the insurgents and their supporters—a guerrilla commander, a 12 year old messenger, a peasant family victimized by right wing death squads, and an American doctor working with the rebels. Post conversation facilitated by Ken Reed-Bouley. This will take place in Harper Center room 3029 at 7:00pm. All of the four films are free and open to the public. Please contact Colleen Hastings with any questions.
Friday, November 7
CCSJ 2015 Service & Justice Trips Coordinator Applications Due
If you are interested in coordinating a Service & Justice Trip click here to apply. In order to be eligible to coordinate, you would have to have gone on at least one previous Service & Justice Trip. You will need to complete an online application, pay a $50 deposit and sign up for an interview. Payments can be brought to the CCSJ office in Harper Center, CCSJ (Harper 2067) between 8:00am-4:00pm on Thursday November 6 or Friday November 7. Please watch our website for more details. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.
Sunday, November 9
St. John’s Parish Partners
St. John’s Parish Partners is collecting good, used winter coats, gloves, hats and blankets for Sacred Heart Parish on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation There will be a box at the main entrance to the Church until Sunday, November 9. Several of the parishioners will be delivering the coats to the reservation on Saturday, November 15. Please cotnact Charlene Stender at 402-731-2296 with any questions or would like more information about the mission.
Jesuit/ UCA Martyrs Memorial on St. John’s Steps
Wednesday, November, 12
November 16, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of 6 Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter by the US-trained Salvadoran Army at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. To honor their lives and raise awareness about peace and justice issues in Latin America, CCSJ and other campus partners will be displaying a martyrs memorial on the steps of St. John’s Church on Wednesday November 12, 2014. Please join us in honoring the UCA Martyrs and praying for peace and justice in our world by visiting the memorial. Please contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik with any questions.
Girls Incorporated’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We do this through a wide variety of programming that we offer daily. Girls Inc. always encourages interested adults to get involved in Girls Inc. Programs. Volunteers are needed to assist with homework activities, serving meals, field trips, job shadowing, programming and more. Help is needed between (3:00pm – 7:00pm) Monday – Friday during the school year and all day (7:00am – 6:00pm) during the summer. We would love to have individuals or groups (up to 20) planning on participating once or on a continuing basis. Click here for more information about Girls Inc. Please contact Fatema Graves with any questions.
All Saints Catholic School
All Saints Catholic School is looking for one or two people to help tutor a few 7th and 8th grade students twice a week from 12:40-2:10pm. Please contact Ruth Mumm if you are interested.
Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.
A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.