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U.S. Cardinal to Speak at USD's 19th Annual Social Issues Conference

“Inspiring Social Change through Education” Is This Year’s Theme

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick will speak at the University of San Diego’s 19th annual Social Issues Conference. This year’s conference “Inspiring Social Change through Education” takes place from Oct. 2 – 14 and will bring members of the San Diego community together to build awareness about critical social issues including the 2008 election, immigration and youth engagement.
 
McCarrick was the fifth Cardinal Archbishop of the Washington, D.C. Diocese from 2001-2006. In 2007, he became a counselor at the D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. He will give his talk, “Reflections on Justice for Immigrants” on Monday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.
 
Other conference speakers include Tony Campolo, founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization that develops schools and social programs in third world countries and cities across North America. He is the author of 35 books including “Red Letter Christians, A Citizen’s Guide to Faith and Politics.” Campolo will speak on Thursday, Oct. 9 at noon in USD’s Hahn University Center Forum.
 
Other events include:

“Signs of the Times: Elections 2008,” a panel discussion and reflection on the values articulated by Catholic Social Teaching on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

“We Are the Ones: Student Strategies for Community Organizing,” an interactive workshop addressing issues facing students on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 10:45 a.m.

“In Our Own Voice: The Chicano/Latino Struggle for the Education of La Raza,” a panel examining the struggle for Chicano/a studies in the San Diego region on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 10:45 a.m.

“On Both Sides: A Borderless Night of Artistic Activism,” with a band of musicians, a photographer, a painter and an actor collaborating in a stunning event combining words, music and images. “On Both Sides” takes place Friday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. in USD’s Hahn University Center Forum.
 
For registration and a full list of events to go to www.sandiego.edu/csl <http://www.sandiego.edu/csl> or go to (619) 260-4206. Most events are free or have a minimal charge.
 
The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls approximately 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The inauguration of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies brings the University’s total number of schools and colleges to six.  Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Education, Law, and Nursing and Health Science.

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About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Melissa Olesen
mwagoner@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659