The official mission of the Justice Committee is to pursue issues of social justice, environmental sustainability and Jesuit, Catholic identity.
The Justice Committee serves to bring forth issues pertaining to its mission. The Committeeserves as an advocate and liaison between the array of social justice, diversity, and environmental groups on campusandLoyola's administrators. In addition, as part of the mission, the committee maintains a strong bond with theuniversity's Campus Ministry.
For more information, or to get involved, please contact the Chair of the committee, Alyssa Mathews, at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Latest News from the Justice Committee:
On Monday the 24th, Elizabeth Moode, the co-president of Invisible conflicts, came to our committee meeting.
The goal we wanted to accomplish with Elizabeth is to better the communication amongst social justice platforms here at Loyola. Right now we have found that there is absolutely no communication amongst usga, invisible conflicts, lasso/sair, global brigades, advocate, etc.
The problems with this are:
1) There’s a lot of overlap in the initiatives that we’re taking on.
2) We could collaborate with one another and have joint efforts to improve efficiency on some issues.
3) It reflects poorly on our university if each organization is their separate group. We feel that it better represents Loyola to have more community amongst the RSOs here on campus.
What we’re trying to do is create Social Justice Panel where once a month a representative or two could come from each organization and discuss what were all working on and if we can help one another in any way.
We were thinking that Kathleen Maas Weigart could oversee this because her and Elizabeth have already spoken about this.
CAN meetings: panel maybe after?
If no one can come to the meetings than email what you’re doing just so we have communication.
Social justice Blog-club profiles what we do.
Initial Step: SJC
We also discussed tabling on sustainability. We are in the process of communicating with Suzanne about what we could do for SEA!
Thoughts on Civil Unions from our group:
They can do what they want we are a Catholic institution follow the doctrine
This is our campus, we are are the voice they should be listening to us.
We need to come up with a solution.
Instead of restricting it to all of campus just the church.
This is not a religious issue this is an economic and a political issue. Challenging political and economic structures
Loyola might now allow civil unions anywhere on campus outside the church. We just don’t know as of now.
For a full list of member information, please reference the committee section of the 2013-2014 Fall Member Directory.