Day 1 / Human Dignity, inspired by Fratelli Tutti, Chapter 2: “A Stranger on the Road” February 22, 2021
From Loretta Sanchez
II. Human Trafficking Part 2 of 2
Presentation by Brenya Twumasi, J.D., Professor, University of Texas – San Antonio and Alamo Colleges, on forms of international trafficking
Personal/Spiritual Reflection Questions
Sex Trafficking (two events)
What is the difference between sex trafficking and prostitution?
What is the difference between trafficking and sex trafficking?
Does slavery exist in our society today?
Why should anyone care about those being used, bought, sold, commodified, branded, and beaten for sex?
If San Antonio is a hub of this thriving, underworld industry, would that mean that San Antonio is also a market? (Where would the market be?)
If we don’t see the problem, can we wish it away?
What can be done within the capacity of an individual, a local community, an institution such as St. Mary’s University, a city, a state, a nation, an international community?
Conference on Justice and Social Concerns
The Conference on Justice and Social Concerns provides our campus community with the opportunity to engage with issues of social justice, faith, and personal and communal responsibility to the common good.
The 2021 Conference on Justice and Social Concerns, sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Center for Catholic Studies, is inspired by Fratelli Tutti: Encyclical Letter on Fraternity and Social Friendship by Pope Francis. Pope Francis’ third encyclical is centered on the major themes of service, charity, economic justice and political love, and is framed by his close friendship and experiences with the Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayyeb of the Islamic university and mosque Al-Azhar in Egypt.
Each day of the Conference will feature pre-recorded presentations and panel discussions centering on the themes presented in Fratelli Tutti and linking them to the Marianist mission and charism. Panels will premiere on the University website each morning and are pre-recorded unless otherwise indicated. The Lin Lecture will be presented in real-time via Zoom and livestream.