TUESDAY, FEB. 22 3:30 p.m. | The Importance of University Engagement with Community
From Liza Sanchez
CULTIVATING COMMUNITY THROUGH DIALOGUE AND ACTION: SYNODALITY AS JOURNEYING TOGETHER
TUESDAY, FEB. 22
Communities in Action
3:30 p.m. | The Importance of University Engagement with Community
Alan Haynes, J.D. Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs, Inaugural Director of Pipeline Initiatives, and Adjunct Professor of Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law
Anabel Martinez Clinical Assistant, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, Center for Legal and Social Justice, St. Mary’s University School of Law
Amanda Rivas, J.D. Attorney and Director, Externship Programs, Center for Legal and Social Justice, St. Mary’s University School of Law
Greg Zlotnick, J.D. Pro Bono Program Director, Center for Legal and Social Justice, St. Mary’s School of Law
St. Mary’s University School of Law embodies the Catholic and Marianist ideals that have animated the University since its founding. As the only law school in San Antonio and the closest law school to the Texas-Mexico border, the School of Law takes seriously its responsibility to accompany underserved communities; to develop a culture of public service in its students and alumni; and to foster a student body engaged with its surrounding neighborhoods, region, nation and world.
This panel will discuss the St. Mary’s School of Law’s responsibility to develop a culture of public service in its students and alumni and foster a student body engaged with its communities. Its students, and graduates, are justice-ready: tenacious, skillful, compassionate advocates, ready to create a more-just community from day one.
The 2022 Conference on Justice and Social Concerns is inspired by Fratelli Tutti: Encyclical Letter on Fraternity and Social Friendship by Pope Francis and the concept of synodality, a term the Catholic Church used to describe the process of togetherness and collaboration.
The three-day conference will reflect on the last two chapters, Paths of Renewed Encounter and Religions in Service of Fraternity in Our World.
The conference will examine the chapters as they speak to community, action and dialogue.
All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise stated, all sessions will be held in the University Center, Conference Room A. To find daily links and detailed conference information, including discussion topics and questions and speaker biographies, visit www.stmarytx.edu/conference.