Mercy Mondays: Attend LGBTQ+ dignity lecture, ‘What Matters to Me and Why’ lunch
As the spring 2023 semester gets into full swing, the McAuley Institute for Mercy Education will be offering two events in February that the Salve Regina community is invited to attend. These include a lecture and dialogue on LGBTQ+ dignity, as well as the next “What Matters to Me and Why” luncheon speaker series.
Please read below for more details.
‘Bridging and Belonging: LGBTQ+ Dignity and Life’
The first event is a McAuley Institute critical concern lecture and dialogue entitled “Bridging and Belonging: LGBTQ+ Dignity and Life” with Father Jim Martin, S.J., which will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1., at 4 p.m. virtually. To register, go here.
Fr. Martin will join Salve Regina for a virtual lecture and dialogue on gender and sexuality. Attendees will have the option of joining the community viewing offered in Bazarsky Lecture Hall in the O’Hare Academic Center or by tuning in via Livestream. The first fifteen attendees at the community viewing will receive a copy of the speaker’s book.
Fr. Martin will discuss how the Catholic Church can reach out to LGBTQ+ Catholics. Fr. Martin is a Jesuit priest, editor-at-large at America Magazine, and author of “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.” He will discuss insights from this book, as well as his newest book “Come Forth: The Promise of Jesus’ Greatest Miracle,” which looks at the gospel story of the raising of Lazarus.
Dr. Kaitlin Gabriele-Black, assistant professor in psychology and the McAuley Scholar in the Mercy Interdisciplinary Faculty Collaborative on Women and Gender, and Shawn Quinn ’23, vice president for the Alliance, Salve Regina’s student organization supporting the LGBTQ+ students and allies, will serve as Salve Regina respondents.
To register for this lecture and dialogue, go here. Partners of this event include the Office of Student Engagement, the LGBTQ+ Center, the Office of Residence Life, and the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life.
‘What Matters to Me and Why’ luncheon speaker series
On Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Noon in Ochre Court, the “Voices of Mercy: What Matters to Me and Why” luncheon speaker series continues with Dr. John Quinn, professor in the Department of History.
This speaker series seeks to provide opportunities for the Salve Regina community to gather and share stories, core values and mission. Each year, the University will host one Sister of Mercy, one faculty member, one staff member, and one administrator to reflect on their lives and vocations. They will respond to the question, “What matters to me, and why?”
Lunch is provided, so please register in advance to secure a spot. Attendees should note any dietary restrictions or food allergies at the time of registration.
To register for the lunch with Dr. Quinn, go here.
If anyone is interested in bringing a class, club, department, or another group to either of these events in February, please contact Mary Beth Pelletier, program manager of mission integration, at email@example.com to coordinate.
This post is part of an ongoing series called Mercy Mondays that highlights Salve Regina’s dedication to its Mercy Mission. Search the tag Mercy Mission for more updates on the Mercy branches of Salve Regina.