On March 31, 2014, the Catholic Studies Minors will host a day-long forum to share ideas, engage in debate and discussion, and grow in knowledge and compassion by delving deeply into the topic of Disposable Culture. Pope Francis has spent much of his first year as pope discussing the world in which we live and calling for a return to loving compassion for the poor, the earth, and all that we so easily dispose in our culture today. Inspired by Pope Francis, we aim to offer to the Loyola community a perspective and a fresh take on the topic of disposable culture as it applies to us, college students in 2014.
Because the Catholic Studies program encourages interdisciplinary scholarship and mixed media, we are looking for you to present on disposable culture from your very unique lens. Are you an artist? Paint, dance, or draw something that represents disposable culture for us. Are you a scientist? Demonstrate for your peers the ways our disposable culture affects the environment and our natural resources. Are you a social scientist? Debate the social costs of government cuts on the poor and marginalized.
Will you make a short film? Will you and 2-3 others propose a panel? Do you want to rant? This forum is unique because it's for students, by students. And we are looking for YOU to share your gifts to make it a success.
All proposals are due no later than Monday, February 10, 2014. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact Dr. Murphy, Director of Catholic Studies (email@example.com
) or Sophomore student and Catholic Studies Minor, Maura Rocks (firstname.lastname@example.org