Mock Border Walls Calling for Humane Immigration Reform on Jesuit Campuses Draw Anti-Immigrant Response

"Please take this opportunity to learn more about the reality of the immigrant," was the invitation that John Carroll University students offered as they erected a mock "border wall" in two locations on their campus earlier this week. Little did student organizers, who intended for the wall to create dialogue, know that it would become so controversial.
Fairfield University students prepared to take part in a campus demonstration where they were joined by university president Fr. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., to stand in solidarity with the students of color around the country whose lives were threatened, who feel unsafe or undervalued.

Jesuit Student Government Leaders Take Stand Against Racial Injustice

We, as a collective of Jesuit colleges and universities, have a duty to humanity. Our Jesuit education encourages individuals to think critically, reflect deeply on the realities of injustice, and fight tirelessly for a just world.

Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic Receives Two Awards Recognizing Community Engagement

MILWAUKEE, WI — In recognition of Marquette University Law School’s ongoing service to the Milwaukee community, the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic was recently recognized with a pair of awards: one presented by Milwaukee Catholic Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki and the other by the United Community Center. Marquette University's Mobile Legal Clinic bus [SOURCE: Marquette University] Marquette University's Mobile Legal Clinic bus [SOURCE: Marquette University] Archbishop Listecki presented a “Treasures of the Church” award to the Law School’s Mobile Legal Clinic during his Lenten Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The Archbishop’s awards were established to recognize individuals, organizations and religious orders that exemplify the true treasures of the church in their steadfast commitment and response to the poor in our midst. The United Community Center recognized the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic’s volunteers, staff, and board as its “UCC Group Volunteer of the Year” for 2016 on Thursday, Feb. 25. The annual award celebrates the gifts of volunteers to the UCC, which provides programs to Hispanics and near south side residents of all ages in the areas of education, cultural arts, recreation, community development and health and human services. The UCC is one of several locations served by the MVLC. “On behalf of Marquette University Law School, we are grateful to Archbishop Listecki and the United Community Center for recognizing the contributions of the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic,” said