University of San Diego Hosts L.I.F.E. Week

The University of San Diego will host a week of events and programs from April 20 to 24 designed to promote respect for life and call attention to major life issues such as human trafficking, hunger and abortion.

The week of programs and events to educate and promote respect for all stages of life includes a forum, “Hidden Populations: Human Trafficking in San Diego” with a panel of experts on Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the University Center Forum.

L.I.F.E. (Living Is for Everyone) Week also includes two film screenings. “The Mask You Live In,” on Monday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Shiley Theatre, follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. “Gimme Shelter,” on Friday, April 24 at 4 p.m. in Salomon Hall in Maher Hall tells the story of a pregnant teenager who flees life with her drug-addicted mother and ends up living on the street before being welcomed into her first real home.

The week, sponsored by University of San Diego Students for Life and University Ministry, also includes service opportunities, prayer experiences and discussions on major life issues.

“L.I.F.E. Week is a wonderful USD tradition,” said Michael Lovette Colyer, assistant vice president and director of University Ministry at the University of San Diego. “During this exciting week, the campus community is invited to learn more about a variety of pressing life issues, pray for solutions, and take action to create a more just, humane and sustainable world. The members of Students for Life have once again done an outstanding job of putting together a very compelling series of programs to highlight this year’s five themes of domestic violence, suicide, human trafficking, hunger and abortion.”

All events are free and open to the public. For more information go to or call (619) 260-4735.


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. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. 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.


Jeryldine Tully
(619) 260-4786