Mercy Mondays: A list of spring 2022 events held by the McAuley Institute for Mercy Education
With the success of the “Voices of Mercy: What Matters to Me and Why” luncheon speaker series this past fall, the McAuley Institute for Mercy Education is gearing up for even more events during the spring 2022 semester.
A list of all the events are summarized below so that the Salve Regina community can be aware, plan ahead and register to attend as many as they’d like.
Voices of Mercy: What Matters to Me and Why
The “Voices of Mercy: What Matters to Me and Why?” luncheon speaker series will continue in the spring with Dr. Paula Martasian, associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychology on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, and Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong, president of Salve Regina, on Wednesday, April 6. Both luncheons will be held in the State Dining Room of Ochre Court at Noon. To register for lunch with Dr. Paula Martasian, click here, and to register for lunch with Dr. Kelli Armstrong, click here.
McAuley Institute Critical Concern Lecture and Dialogue series
The McAuley Institute for Mercy Education will also begin the spring semester with the launch of the McAuley Institute Critical Concern Lecture and Dialogue series.
Dr. J. Timmons Roberts, professor of environmental studies and sociology at Brown University and executive director of the Climate Social Science Network will present a lecture entitled “Political Power and the Common Good: Why Climate Action is Hard.” After the lecture, Salve Regina’s delegates to the COP26 global climate summit will be participating in a dialogue. Those delegates were: Dr. Jim Chace, chair of the Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies and professor of biology, Cassidy Curry ’23, sustainability coordinator environmental studies major, and Florencia Reiche Blanco ’23, a double major in environmental studies as well as sociology and anthropology.
Confronting a Silenced Past: Black Catholic Nuns in the United States History
Tuesday, April 5, from 4-5:15 p.m.
Bazarsky Lecture Hall in the O’Hare Academic Building
Dr. Shannen Dee Williams, associate professor of history at the University of Dayton will offer a lecture and dialogue entitled “Confronting a Silenced Past: Black Catholic Nuns in the United States History.” In this talk, Dr. Williams will consider how the master narratives of women’s religious life and Catholic participation in the Black freedom struggle fundamentally change when the lives and experiences of African American nuns are taken seriously.
Dr. Williams is an historian of the African American experience with research and teaching specializations in women’s, religious and Black freedom movement history. Williams is the author of the forthcoming book, “Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle” from Duke University Press, which will be published in 2022.
To register, go here.
Mercy faculty collaboratives on earth and race roundtable events
In addition to the above events, the McAuley Institute for Mercy Education will be offering research roundtables with members of both of the Critical Concern Faculty Collaboratives on earth and race. These faculty collaboratives focusing on the critical concerns of earth and race have six McAuley Scholars named to each collaborative. The research roundtables are offered in collaboration with the McKillop Library faculty lecture series.
Mercy Faculty Collaborative on Race research roundtable event
Thursday, March 3, at 4 p.m.
The collaborative on race will be hosting a research roundtable through the McKillop Library faculty lecture series. McAuley Scholars Dr. Oyenike Balogun-Mwangi, Lindsay Guarino, Dr. Amanda Minor, Dr. Tim Neary, Dr. Tracy Pelkowski and Dr. Heather Pizzanello will share out their teaching, research or University initiatives advancing work on the critical concern of race over the past two years.
Mercy Faculty Collaborative on Earth research roundtable event
Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m.
During Earth Week, the earth collaborative will be also host a research roundtable through the McKillop Library faculty lecture series. McAuley Scholars: Dr. Tom Arruda, Dr. Heather Axen, Dr. Jim Chace, Dr. Craig Condella, Dr. Jen McClanaghan and Jodie Goodnough will share out their teaching, research or University initiatives on advancing work on the critical concern of earth over the past two years.
If anyone is interested in attending any of these events with a class or entire department, please email McAuleyInstitute@salve.edu.