DVD: The Healing Circle - Victims of Sexual Abuse by Clergy Share Their Stories














When: Thursday, April 22, 2010; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Conference Center

Presenters: Janine Geske, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Restorative Justice Initiative, Marquette University Law School and Dr. Kathleen Coffey-Guenther, Associate Director, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Co-chair of the Community Advisory Board for clergy sexual abuse issues in the Milwaukee Archdiocese.

Cost:  FREE

April is sexual assault awareness month in the State of Wisconsin. Members of the Marquette community are invited to join in discussing the issue of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church today. During this two-hour gathering, we will review the newly released DVD, The Healing Circle, a moving film documentary in which victims of clergy abuse share and dialogue with members of the community and clergy members of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as a means of healing past and present wounds, based on the model of restorative justice. Distinguished Professor of Law at Marquette University and Director of the Restorative Justice Initiative, Janine Geske, is the film's host and facilitator. Dr. Kathleen Coffey-Guenther, Associate Director at the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Professor Geske will co-facilitate time for discussion and sharing following the film.

Lunch will be provided. Please register by April 16 at FaberCenter@marquette.edu. or call 288-4545 for additional information.

Co-sponsored by the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Marquette University Law School Restorative Justice Initiative.




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