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September 2018

Oblate Spirituality & Social Justice Institute – César Chávez: Faith Seeking Justice

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - September 22 @ 6:00 pm
Oblate School of Theology, Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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$60

The Spirituality and Social Justice Institute at Oblate School of Theology invites you to a special symposium dedicated to César Chávez, exploring the deep connections between his faith and his pursuit of social justice. Keynote speakers will highlight his spirituality, family memories, and major influence on the development of Mexican American movements for social justice. Breakout workshops will discuss the interrelated themes of immigration, labor, ecumenical participation in the UFW movement, and non-violence. Presenters Mario T. Garcia, Ph.D. is Distinguished…

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October 2018

Propaganda: The Dangers of Dehumanization @SoL Center

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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$15 – $20

Tuition: $15 before Sept. 27, $20 after Join Dr. Westermann in an exploration of past and current deployments of propaganda, what it feeds on, and what it fuels. The conversation will also look into the dangers of dehumanization as political rhetoric, with examples from Nazi Germany and implications for our own times. Edward B. Westermann, Ph.D., is Professor of History at Texas A&M University at San Antonio. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at…

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66th Annual Red Mass for Justice

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Fernando Cathedral, 115 W. Main Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Free

The St. Mary's School of Law and Catholic Lawyers' Guild of San Antonio invite members of the legal community from all faiths to the 66th Annual Red Mass at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at San Fernando Cathedral.The Most Rev. Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio, will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Schedule of Events 5:45 p.m., Processional 6 p.m., Red Mass begins The custom of a special mass for the judicial community arose in France, England and Italy in the early…

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November 2018

Revisiting the ’68 US Commission on Civil Rights: SA Conference

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - November 17 @ 9:00 pm
Our Lady of the Lake University, 411 SW 24th St,
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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50th Anniversary of the Landmark U.S. Civil Rights Commission Hearing in San Antonio, Texas, on Mexican Americans in the U.S. Southwest In 1968, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a landmark hearing at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, on Mexican Americans in the U.S. Southwest. That six-day hearing shined a spotlight on the social, economic and civil rights injustices suffered by an ethnic population that would later become the fastest-growing and largest “minority” population…

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Revisiting the 1968 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Hearing in San Antonio Conference

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - November 17 @ 1:00 pm
OLLU, Providence West Social Room, 411 S.W. 24th St.
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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Free

In 1968, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a six-day hearing in San Antonio, Texas to examine civil rights issues facing Mexican-Americans in the U.S. Southwest. The hearings, held at Our Lady of the Lake University, examined education, employment, administration of justice, and economic issues. When the Commission came under severe criticism from the established leadership in the local community, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, President of Notre Dame University and Vice-Chairman of the Commission responded: “We are not an enforcement…

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February 2019

Workshop: “Positivity” with Barbara Fredrickson, PhD

February 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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We will publish more information as it becomes available. If you would like to read Dr. Fredrickson's books in advance, both are available through the San Antonio Public Library. If you want to purchase your own copy at Amazon:

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