Squeaky Weal Lecture Series

Squeaky Weal Lecture Series

As a Catholic university attentive to the interplay between faith and civic life, Saint Xavier supports the Center for Religion and Public Discourse, sponsor of the Squeaky Weal Lecture Series. Launched in 2001, this lecture series promotes thoughtful consideration and civil discourse on the religious, moral and/or ethical implications of public issues, with a consistent focus on the common good.

All lectures are free and open to the public. All take place at 6:30 p.m. on the University's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd Street.

September 10, 2015: Welcoming the Stranger: Perspectives on the Experience of Immigration

Sisters Immigration Billboard

Speakers: Thomas More Donnelly, associate judge, Circuit Court of Cook County; Jose Alonso, senior attorney, Immigrants and Workers' Rights Practice Group; Xiaorong Jajah Wu, supervising attorney, Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights; Marilu Gonzalez, director, Catholic Charities City of Chicago Southwest Regional Office
Moderator: Father Tim Gray, director of formation, Priests of the Sacred Heart 
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Butler Reception Room

Inspired recently by the words of Pope Francis, Christians are becoming ever more aware of the call to solidarity in an age of globalization. SXU hosted a panel presentation and discussion on the reality of immigration in the United States. The panel presented various perspectives on immigration: first-hand accounts of the immigration experience, the Christian call to justice and hospitality, and the legal aspects of immigration. The Sisters of Mercy hold immigration as one of their Critical Concerns, along with anti-racism, women, environment, and non-violence. Credit for the picture goes to the Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

Past Speakers

Selected Squeaky Weal lectures (2002-present) are available in DVD format from the Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library at Saint Xavier University. Titles may be viewed at the Library's website. DVDs may be borrowed for a week or viewed at the library.

To read more about past speakers, please visit our Past Speakers web page.

For More Information

For more information on the Squeaky Weal Lecture Series, please contact the Center for Religion and Public Discourse at 773-298-3809 or stapleton@sxu.edu.