This week's not-to-miss social justice events

During the week of Oct. 25 - Nov. 2, organizations at LMU are hosting a number of events that relate to social justice. The events are focused on numerous topics, including schooling, religion, service, domestic violence and reproductive justice. The details of the events are below.

Oct. 27 and 28: Back to School Advocacy Week. Join Creare Service Organization for the last two events of their first ever advocacy week: Journal Wednesday and Backpack Thursday. Wednesday’s event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Palm North Quad, and will include a “guided meditation and coloring pages for the Children’s Hospital,” according to their flyers. Thursday’s event will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Living Room, where attendees can pack backpacks with school supplies to donate to students. The event will also feature speaker Tracy Grand from GoodTutors. More information can be found on their Instagram @lmucreare.

Oct. 27: Understanding Islam, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Malone 202. This event is hosted weekly by Muslim Student Life and is a space for students to “talk about faith, ask questions, and make new friends,” according to their Leo page. All are welcome.

Oct. 27: Justice on Tap, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., O’Malley Lawn. This event is part of LMU’s larger Justice on Tap series, which is typically held monthly at the Loft for students and faculty 21 and older. This month’s event, however, is open to all, and will focus on the theme “Redefining Service in a Pandemic.” It will feature examples of LMU students who “are doing amazing advocacy work,” according to their Leo page, where students can RSVP.

Oct. 28: Love is Kind Vigil, Foley Fountain, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. This event is part of Belles Service Organization’s annual programming for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The vigil will aim to “show support and care for survivors and victims of Domestic Violence,” according to their Leo page. Belles keeps updated information and more event announcements on their Instagram @lmubelles.

Nov. 2: Women’s Bodies and the State, University Hall 3500, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. This event is a roundtable discussion and Q&A regarding reproductive justice and abortion laws throughout history. It is hosted by the LMU’s history department. The panelists include professors from history, women’s and gender studies and law.

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