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. The lecture is at 6:30 p.m. at the University's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd Street in Butler Reception Room.

SXU's Office of Alumni Relations welcomes you to join us for a light reception prior to this presentation. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Butler Reception Room. There is no cost for the reception or presentation, but reservations are preferred to ensure appropriate quantities of food and adequate seating.

Jeanne Christensen

Sister Jeanne Christensen, R.S.M.

February 23, 2017

"Ending Human Trafficking"

Human trafficking is today's tragic form of slavery and a devastating reality for many people around the world. Religious Sisters are among the leaders in efforts to raise awareness, rescue victims and eliminate this abuse in the world. Sister Jeanne Christensen will speak from her vast knowledge and advocacy work concerning this crisis and the efforts to end it.

Sister Jeanne Christensen, R.S.M., is a justice advocate for Human Trafficking for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. She serves on the Board of Directors of U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking and chairs the educational resources group. She works to educate the public on the issue of trafficking and efforts toward a solution.

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 bruton@sxu.edu.