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  •  Artists Striving to End Poverty

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 2:13 PM

    Mauricio & Cindy Salgado

    ASTEP is an arts-based organization that strives to combat child poverty by bringing together artists and children who can benefit from artistic encounters in New York City, Homestead, FL, Africa, and India. Artists/Directors Mauricio and Cindy Salgado, through both video and live performance, shared their passion for creating postivie change for young people in need in guest lectures and mater classes throughout the week fo February 23-27, 2009.

  •  Erik Ehn, American Playwright and Director

    Thursday, Sep. 11, 2008 4:27 PM

    One of the theatre’s most profound thinkers.

    Erik Ehn - JAI Guest Artists Series


    Cal Arts Dean of Theatre, host of the annual Arts in the One World Conference, and nationally produced playwright, Erik Ehn, visited SCU on November 11, 2009 and spoke on activism, alternative theatre and the alert imagination.
  •  Henry Mollicone's Beatitude Mass

    Saturday, Apr. 19, 2008 12:00 AM

    The Beatitude Mass concert raised over $7,500 for three local homeless advocacy organizations: EHC LifeBuilders, Sacred Heart Community Service, and Casa de Clara.

  •  Social Justice and the Arts Seminar

    Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2008 2:24 PM
    Social Justice and the Arts Seminar
  •  El Salvador Immersion Trip

    Thursday, Mar. 20, 2008 12:10 PM

    The Justice and the Arts El Salvador Immersion Trip took place during Spring Break 2008 and was the first immersion experience designed for students, staff and faculty of the arts. Through contact with remarkable culture and history of the people of El Salvador, students learned about the ways in which art creates a space for expression and communication, serves as a mode of community building and becomes a catalyst for change. How the artistic process assists in the creation of effective solidarity and what arts relationship is to human development were central questions for the group.


    Faculty members Aldo Billingslea (Department of Theatre and Dance) and Renee Billingslea (Department of Art) mentored the students during a planning process throughout winter quarter, accompanied the students on the trip and served as guides for the post-immersion trip reflection. The student artists on the trip developed ways to share the experience of the trip with the SCU community.

  •  Artists' Roundtable Winter 2008

    Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2008 12:05 PM

    Artists’ Roundtable: Music and the Unhoused (Winter)

    Guests Nancy Wait-Kromm (Chair, Music Department) and Matt Hammer (Executive Director, PACT) looked at the Beatitude Mass through the lens of justice and the arts and how composer Henry Mollicone addressed homelessness in his choral and orchestral work. The presentation included the many ways in which PACT functions to unite grassroots organizations to work on other issues, such as education and healthcare, as well as the responsibility of artists working in solidarity with marginalized communities.

  •  Posada film Screening

    Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 2:22 PM

    A presentation of Mark McGregor’s award-winning film, “Posada” on accompanied immigrant children and the Christmas Posada tradition of welcoming outsiders. Panelists included Ana Maria Pineda, Shannan Wilber and Rebecca Fox-Bivona.

  •  Artists' Roundtable Fall 2007

    Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 11:25 AM

    Artists’ Roundtable: The Artists’ Process (Fall)

    Guest panelists Judith Dunbar and Claudia McIsaacs (English Department), David Pace (Art/Art History Department) shared the process of developing their artistry and pedagogy in light of issues of social justice.

  •  Fr. Antonio & Baobab

    Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 2:19 PM

    Throughout the week, Fr. Antonio visited local elementary schools to give presentations on Africa and oversee children’s art exchange between Bay Area elementary schools and schools in Togo and Benin. He also gave a lecture, “Thirst: How to Dig a Well,” in Kennedy Commons and in Rachel Bundang’s “Faith, Justice and Poverty” class. Furthermore, Fr. Antonio spoke to Santa Clarans for Social Justice and the CyPhi RLC and also led a liturgy for the Loyola RLC. A community member attending these events graciously donated a sum which will enable Fr. Antonio to build the first ever school room in his area of the country.

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