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local activist organization The Resistance Salon, and The Black Lens Dominique Christina

Presented by Gonzaga University's Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies Departments

Social justice poet, black feminist, educator, activist and two-time Women of the World Slam Champion, Dominique Christina is performing at the Saranac Rooftop and conducting a writing workshop at Gonzaga University. The performance is a public event which will feature D. Christina’s powerful work that focuses on issues of womanhood and race and is greatly influenced by her family’s legacy in the Civil Rights Movement and by the idea that "words make worlds." The workshop will focus on how art and poetry are conduits for both social change and healing.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Reserve, 120 N. Wall Street, Spokane WA

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Saranac Rooftop, 21 W. Main Avenue, Spokane WA

Monday, September 18, 2017
Jundt Auditorium, Gonzaga University


"Catholic Identity, Diversity and Intercultural Competence: Integral, Compatible or Contradictory?"

A Community Conversation on Commitments in the Gonzaga Mission Statement

Dr. Michael Galligan-Stierle, President/CEO of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

"How can Gonzaga be faithful to its Catholic identity and at the same time keep its commitments to diversity and intercultural competence?" This question, posed by students both Catholic and non-Catholic, provides the impetus for this community conversation. The question invites reflection on and analysis of the dual commitments to Catholic identity and to valuing diversity and growing intercultural competence that are embedded in Gonzaga’s mission statement.

The Statement of Affirmation Concerning Gonzaga University as a Jesuit University claims that a convergence of the academic world and the commitment to our mission values “can only be accomplished by facilitating a continuous dialogue within the campus community.” Hence, this conversation seeks to gather faculty, students, and staff in a space for thoughtful reflection and discussion of the assumptions behind, issues in, and implications of the key terms—Catholic identity, diversity, and intercultural competence.

Friday, September 22, 2017
Jepson Center, Gonzaga University


Witness to Innocence: Death Penalty and Race in America

A panel discussion featuring death row exonerees Sabrina Butler-Smith and Randal Padgett from Witness to Innocence.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Hemmingson Auditorium, Gonzaga University


An Evening with Angela Davis

A talk by activist and scholar Angela Davis with brief Q&A to follow.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Hemmingson Auditorium,
Gonzaga University


Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series: Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien burst onto the literary scene with his novel If I Die in a Combat Zone... (1973), based largely on his own experiences in the Vietnam War. His 1978 novel Going After Cacciato won him the National Book Award and his 1990 book of linked short stories The Things They Carried was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

O'Brien knows well the value of storytelling for a veteran. Join us for a reading from this landmark figure of literature.

Monday, February 6, 2017
Hemmingson Auditorium, Gonzaga University


Gonzaga University Presents - A Lecture Series: Why Shouldn't I Think There's a Problem with Islam?

Featuring Jonathan Brown

In the endless cycles of news involving Muslims and violence in the US and abroad, many Americans have concluded that Islam is somehow inherently violent. Some more severe critics of Islam point to specific passages in its scriptures or to surveys reporting public opinion in the Muslim world. Others (including the vast majority of Muslim voices) contest these arguments, stating that Islam is misunderstood by a radical super-minority. How should we approach these questions, and what do our choices mean about how we think about religion and communities?

Jonathan Brown is the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and the Director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding.

Monday, January 30, 2017
Hemmingson Auditorium, Gonzaga University