The Center for Civic Leadership will welcome April Ryan to campus as its featured spring speaker. A CNN political analyst and White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, Ryan will discuss the current state of the news, media, and democracy in the country. A book signing will follow the talk. Free and open to the public.Learn More
In a November 3rd talk sponsored by the Office of the President, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Civic Leadership, Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., discussed his experiences working with gang members in Los Angeles. An expert on gangs and intervention approaches, Fr. Boyle is the author of Tattoos on the Heart and the founder of Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit which employs and trains hundreds of former gang members every year.Learn More
Dr. Fannie Rushing,
civil rights activist and history professor at BenU, led a panel discussion at the Obama
Foundation Summit in October. She was chosen to help lead the inaugural summit aimed at inspiring a new generation of leaders.
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