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La Verdad y La Justicia: Witnessing Truth in Service of Justice

November 12, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Bannan_LuciaCernaNovember 12, 2014 | 4-5:15 p.m.
St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons
Santa Clara University
Reception immediately following
Co-sponsored by the University Library as the Book of the Quarter, Office of Undergraduate Studies, and the President’s Office

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of six Jesuits and two of their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador during the country’s civil war, Santa Clara University co-published La Verdad: Witness to the Salvadoran Martyrs with Orbis Press. La Verdad is the firsthand account of the El Salvador martyrdoms and the process of resettling in the United States by Lucia Cerna, a former housekeeper at UCA. A reading of El Salvador’s history and the vagaries of the American immigration system by local scholar and professor Mary Jo Ignoffo accompany Cerna’s narrative. Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear Lucia Cerna and Mary Jo Ignoffo reflect together with Luis Calero, S.J. on the events of November 16, 1989 and share about the larger context, implications, and significance of this anniversary for El Salvador, the United States, and Santa Clara University.

Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan.

About the Bannan Institute
Bannan Institutes are yearlong, thematic programs hosted by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University. Each institute features a series of lectures, retreats, and events that address matters of significance within the Jesuit, Catholic Intellectual tradition and seek to foster an ethic of dialogue among persons of diverse philosophical and religious commitments.

Shaped by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the 2014-2015 Bannan Institute will explore the theme of Ignatian Leadership as a vocational practice, or a way of proceeding that seeks to affect personal and communal transformation.

All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan.

Fall 2014: Leadership and Justice
Educated Solidarity and the Proyecto Social

Leadership within the Ignatian idiom is rooted in a foundational commitment to live out one’s vocation in generous relationship with God for the good of all creation. In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the Jesuits and their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador, and the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus, we will consider how the work of educated solidarity and the proyecto social is central to the mission of Jesuit higher education.


November 12, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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Santa Clara University – St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons
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