Justice Week is a week-long event that focuses on raising awareness and getting students involved in justice issues that are going on around them.
Senior Kayla Johnson is the coordinator responsible for planning the week’s events.
“Justice Week is a focused week on reconciliation where we take time to talk about issues in our culture and how we can make a difference,” Johnson said. “We are having discussion times with different people such as Chris Heuertz (senior strategist for the nonprofit organization Word Made Flesh), professors and other students. This allows us to hear from different backgrounds and opinions on how we can all play our part in advocating for others.”
To kick off the week, Heuertz will speak in chapel on Monday about his organization that is dedicated to reconciling the church to the world’s poor. A discussion will follow in Vermeer South at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Heuertz will continue his discussion on Word Made Flesh in chapel. An informational luncheon will follow with representatives of various justice and service organizations at noon in Vermeer South. Students are encouraged to meet with different organizations to get involved.
On Wednesday, there will be another informational lunch at 11a.m. in Vermeer South. That night faculty and staff will be hosting discussions in their homes at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. there will be a service project packaging food in the RSC Mall.
Sodexo is getting involved in Justice Week by giving money to fund the food and packaging costs of the project.
Friday, there will be a discussion at 8 p.m. in Vermeer South.
“(Justice Week) is a good way for people to get in touch with issues and to help organizations who are doing good things,” said junior Bradley Smith, the Justice Week leader. “The organizations really encourage seniors that are looking for internships.”
Smith said Justice Week is a way to discuss and learn. It also gives students the opportunity to participate in a service project.
Justice Week starts Monday, March 18, and ends Friday, March 22.