"When the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind may be challenged to change."

- Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach

Members of the Marquette community are called to be Contemplatives in Action, taking action in the world and reflecting on their experiences. Through these tours, workshops, and community-centered experiences, JIA participants will have an opportunity to start putting justice into action. Some sessions will take place off campus with transportation provided and will create space for participants to build community and engage in important conversations about how justice looks in their life.

Lunch and Experience

You will select one of the below options for this session:

11:20 a.m. - 12:50 p.m

Near West Side Tour

AMU 137 - Center for Leadership, Service, and Involvement



Come and explore the Near West Side! Marquette University is proudly located within Milwaukee’s Near West Side community. To showcase the pride of the Near West Side, the Center for Peacemaking is offering a 1 hour bus tour to explore historical landmarks, places to stay, and restaurants to visit in the Near West Side neighborhoods. The tour will include highlights of Marquette’s work to improve housing, safety, health, and economic conditions in the Near West Side and will include a stop for popsicles at Pete’s Pops, one of our Near West Side businesses. The tour, led by Marquette young alumni, will also focus on ways students are involved in the neighborhood and the work that Marquette is doing to live out Ignatian values.

Art Expression Project

AMU 254 /
Marquette Place


Curious about the relationship between art and activism? Join this workshop to explore the power of art as a force for social change. Presented by Nicolas Lampert and Kim Cosier, local artists, activists, and faculty at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts. Participants will help paint a banner or screen print graphics designed specifically for this conference by Marquette students and Nicolas. Everyone who attends the conference will get to take home one of the screen-printed graphics (distributed during the resource fair). Come engage in the activism of art!  Sponsored by the Haggerty Museum of Art and the Center for Peacemaking.

Narrative4 Story Exchange

AMU 254

Narrative 4 is a global network of educators, students and artists who use art and storytelling to build empathy between students while equipping them to improve their communities and the world. Using its core methodology, the story exchange, Narrative 4 helps students understand that their voices, stories, actions and lives matter, and that they have the power to change, rebuild and revolutionize systems.

Indigenous Milwaukee

AMU 157

This session explores the Indigenous roots, presence, and future of the greater Milwaukee area. Due to colonization, public amnesia, and narratives of erasure, our Indigenous brothers and sisters battle basic dignity and human needs related to their visibility in the past and present, hence this session dedicated to highlighting how Milwaukee has been shaped by - and is still shaped by - Native Peoples.