Mission Week 2018 is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Community Engagement, the Center for Peacemaking, the Office of Public Affairs, and CM Cares, the Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation.
Truth to Reconciling Book Study: Gather at the Table — The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
by Thomas DeWolf and Sharon Morgan
Book discussion to be held Feb. 7, 2018.
Limited books are availble in Zilber 423.
Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
11:30 – 1:15 p.m.: Truth to Reconciling: Building a Bridge featuring a conversation with Rev. James Martin, S.J., (via Skype) based on his latest book exploring the relationship between the Catholic Church in dialogue with the LGBTQ community. A light lunch will be served. All are welcome.
5 – 8 p.m.: Truth to Reconciling: Exploring the Intersections Between Faith, LGB Identities, and Relationships in our Beloved Communities
5 – 7 p.m.: Join Us for a Dialogue Dinner, facilitated by the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion.
Community dinner will be served.
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 631 N. 19th St.
7 – 8 p.m.: Prayer Service and Ecumenical Faith Reflections, facilitated by Pastor Lisa Bates- Froiland of Redeemer Lutheran Church and Pastor Jessica Short of Marquette University Lutheran Campus Ministry. All are welcome.
Chapel–Redeemer Lutheran Church
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Noon – 1:15 p.m.: On the Issues with Mike Gousha, featuring Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf, authors of Gather at the Table
A light lunch will be served.
Marquette University Law School
4 – 5:30 p.m.: Truth to Reconciling: Opening Keynote featuring Gather at the Table with Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf as they discuss their healing journeys as a daughter of slavery and a son of the slave trade.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Book signing with Tom DeWolf and Sharon Morgan. Books available for purchase.
AMU, Lynch Lounge
6 – 7:30 p.m.: Truth to Reconciling: Catholic and Gay — Accepting my Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith, featuring Eve Tushnet
Light snacks will be served.
7:30 – 8 p.m.: Book signing. Books available for purchase.
AMU, Henke Lounge
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Noon – 1:15 p.m.: Truth to Reconciling: Book Discussion of Gather at the Table featuring authors Tom DeWolf and Sharon Morgan. Discussion moderated by Janice Welburn, Dean of the Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University.
A light lunch will be served.
6 – 7:30 p.m.: Truth to Reconciling: Mission Week Mass of Atonement, featuring Steven Avella of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Marquette Professor of English. Post Communion reflection will be given by Venice Williams, Executive Director of Alice's Garden Urban Farm and Minister for the Table Worship Community. All are welcome.
Church of the Gesu, 1145 West Wisconsin Avenue
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Truth to Reconciling: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation — Perspectives on Pathways to Healing for Indigenous People featuring Theodore Fontaine, member and former chief of Sagkeeng First Nation, and author of the Canadian national bestseller Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools, a Memoir (2011), and Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild of Treaty Six First Nations, former member of Canada’s parliament, commissioner for the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and survivor of Indian boarding schools. Light lunch will be served.
Also presenting the Indian Community School of Milwaukee Youth Drum Group.
5 – 8 p.m.: Truth to Reconciling: March on Milwaukee and Marquette University present
“The Hidden Impact of Segregation,” featuring Reggie Jackson, head griot of the American Black Holocaust Museum, with guest panelists Dr. Robert Smith, Marquette University, Prentice McKinney, NAACP youth commando for the Milwaukee Marches in 1967, Dr. Monique Liston, adjunct faculty at Marquette University and founder, UBUNTU Research and Evaluation, Linetta Davis, current Dean of Students at Milwaukee College Prep-North Campus, and moderated by Sheena Carey, Marquette University.
Also presenting a pop-up preview of Until the Flood, sponsored by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
From celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman), Until the Flood is an extraordinary theatrical event that explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown. The result is a theatrical mosaic that explores how a community heals and grows together. Showing at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater from March 13 – April 22, 2018. A light dinner will be served.
8 – 8:30 p.m.: Book signing of Dr. James Cameron’s book, A Time of Terror, by Dr. Rob Smith and Reggie Jackson, authors of the "Forward" and "Afterward." Books are available for sale at the event.
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
6 – 7 p.m.: Truth to Reconciling: 21st Century Poverty and the Challenge of Healing our Nation — The Ignatian Peacemaking Lecture, featuring Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, executive director of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Join us for an evening with Sister Simone, as she shares stories of the people she met during her travels across the United States on NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” tours. In recounting these encounters, Sister Simone will address themes of poverty, economic inequality and health care. Drawing from her experience with nonviolence, public policy and peacemaking, she will offer pathways to incorporate social justice and reconciliation into the fabric of our own lives.