Literary Cuisine: A Tasty Bite of Literature

Michael McCarthy, portraitSCU in El Salvador: A Quest for Justice

Tuesday, May 27
noon - 1:30 p.m.
Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center
Register Online

This special Literary Cuisine will begin with a brief discussion of the educational vision the Jesuits had for the University of Central America (San Salvador). From there it will focus on connections Santa Clara has developed over the years with El Salvador. Fr. Michael McCarthy, S.J., Executive Director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, will talk about the University of Central America's involvement in the Salvadorean struggle for justice and introduce One Day of Life, a novel by Salvadorean author Manlio Argueta. The renowned novel describes the life of a family on the eve of the civil war against a repressive regime. Jake Schneider, Director of Immersions, and Jelena Radovic Fanta, Anthropology lecturer, will discuss the innovative SCU immersion program in El Salvador and the transformative experience of participating students. Some students will also share their experiences.

Bon Appétit will cater a special Salvadorean luncheon. The cost is $12 per person. You may register online. Payment can be made by debit card, credit card, or check. We regret that it is not possible to accept online reservations with ACCESS cards at this time. 

Checks should be made payable to Santa Clara University and mailed to:

Helene Lafrance
University Library
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0500

Checks and cash payments may also be personally delivered weekdays, 9 a.m. - noon & 1 - 4 p.m. to the Information Services administration office, Learning Commons, Room 215.

This event is sponsored by the University Library, the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, and Bon Appétit.

Please direct ADA/504 accommodation requests to Joanne Britton (408-551-1753, TTY 1-800-735-2929, at least 48 hours prior to the event.