Each spring, University Ministry and Students for Life join together to present L.I.F.E. (Living Is For Everyone) Week, a series of events to celebrate and respect the dignity of all human life. This year, the events from March 31 to April 4, cover a wide range of topics, from human trafficking to suicide prevention. Events for this year’s L.I.F.E. Week include a screening of “Documented,” a film by Pulitzer Prize Winner Jose Vargas about undocumented immigration; Suicide Prevention Training, and Baby Blanket Making.
L.I.F.E. Week is a wonderful tradition to educate the USD community on life issues, while promoting the celebration and respect for the dignity of all human life. The L.I.F.E. Week goals coincide with the Catholic Social Thought theme this semester, “Call to Family, Community and Participation.” During the week, themes and programs emphasize that we all belong to one human family that is strengthened by the gifts and participation of individuals interacting and supporting each other in our community.
Each day will address a different issue and events incorporate speakers, movies, service opportunities, prayer experiences, music and a panel discussion. Displays and presentations around campus include an exhibit of photos entered in the “Life through Different Lenses” photography contest, and a lawn presentation portraying statistics for each issue.
All events are free, open to the public and include refreshments.
Monday, March 31: Immigration
A screening of “Documented,” by Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Jose Vargas about his story as an undocumented immigrant at 7 p.m. in Salomon Hall in Maher Hall.
Tuesday, April 1: Suicide
Suicide Prevention (QPR) Training at 12:30 p.m. in Room 205 of Maher Hall.
“Stand up to Mental Health: A Serious Talk From a Funny Guy,” a presentation by comedian and mental health activist Kevin Breel, at 7 p.m. in Salomon Hall in Maher Hall.
Wednesday, April 2: Human Trafficking
“Plug In/Log on to Human Trafficking,” a panel discussion with local experts about social media as a link to human trafficking, at 7 p.m. in UC Forum AB.
There will also be a Mass for Peace in Founders Chapel at 9 p.m. to pray for L.I.F.E. Week issues.
Thursday, April 3: Homelessness
“Hungry for Change,” a sack lunch packing event for the homeless of San Diego through St. Vincent de Paul. The event will take place from 12:15 – 2 p.m. in Plaza Menor in front of the Student Life Pavilion.
“Youth Talks: Stories of Homelessness in San Diego,” a presentation by student speakers and Jeffery Sitcov of PhotoCharity at 7 p.m. in Salmon Hall in Maher Hall.
Friday, April 4: Abortion/Adoption
“Swaddled with Love: Baby Blanket Making,” a fun service project in celebration of life at 4 p.m. in UC Forum AB.
For more information, go to Students for Life.