The Class of 2018 will present their findings from their Senior Capstone Projects during the Sister Stang Symposium on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
The Sister Stang Symposium is named in honor of Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN ‘49 whose work among the farmers in Brazil served to raise awareness of human dignity and justice for the poor and of sustaining the balance of the rainforest. On February 12, 2005, she was murdered in Anapu, Para, Brazil.
This is the fifth full year of implementation for the Senior Capstone Project. Throughout their four years at CJ, students have been researching, volunteering and connecting to a social justice movement that speaks to them. During their senior year, students have gone into schools, businesses, government offices, and other organizations, learning about and teaching others how organized efforts can make differences in the community.
The Sister Stang Symposium will begin with a short presentation in the CJ Auditorium. The evening will begin with an opening prayer and a keynote address given by Sr. Roseanne Murphy, SNDdeN, author of "Martyr of the Amazon: The Life of Sister Dorothy Stang." Guests can then choose to attend three breakout sessions to learn more about the various projects.
You can learn more about CJ's Senior Capstone Projects and read about some of the projects implemented throughout the 2017-2018 school year here.
Posted March 26, 2018