An open letter to our elected officials

By: The Xavier University IFTJ Delegation ~Open Letter~ This past weekend, the Xavier University Delegation had an incredible experience participating in the Ignation Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), a conference attended by more than 1,500 students, staff and affiliates of Jesuit high schools, colleges and universities from across the continental United States. IFTJ focused on engaging individuals in dialogue on social justice issues on which individuals need to take action on. During our trip, we had the opportunity to meet with members of Sen. Sherrod Brown’s staff in his Washington, D.C. office. In our meeting with Brown’s team we discussed … Continue reading An open letter to our elected officials

Club profile: Habitat for Humanity

By: Raymond Humienny ~Campus News Editor~ Xavier Habitat for Humanity (H4H) will hold a “Fall Call Out” meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Sept. 14 in Albers 103 for students wishing to join. Xavier H4H is a student- based organization under the advisory of the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice. Every year, H4H is assigned a location within the Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky region to help build and renovate substandard housing for the homeless. During the past three years, H4H has helped build homes in Cumminsville, Over-the-Rhine (OTR) and the historic district of Newport, Ky. This year’s location … Continue reading Club profile: Habitat for Humanity

XU commemorates MLK day with social justice events

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ Xavier will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by presenting the one-woman show “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story” and showing the documentary, “The Loving Story.” On Jan. 19, Xavier’s Institute of Spirituality and Social Justice (ISSJ), in partnership with The AMOS Project, Bellarmine Chapel and the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, will host award-winning actress and author Mzuri Aimbaye as she presents of “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story,” which relates historical events surrounding Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Hamer was an American voting rights activist, a … Continue reading XU commemorates MLK day with social justice events