Be the Change Week
How will you be the change?
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” The idea behind this program stems from a Loyola University Chicago promise to all students, which is, “Preparing people to lead extraordinary lives.” Following the mission and values of our university, we encourage students to embrace our Ignatian heritage and live out the legacy of Ignatius Loyola. Our university has a rich heritage and profound commitment to issues of social responsibility and justice.
Student Leadership Development is planning to provide programs for the Loyola community to engage in conversations around what it truly means to “Be the Change.” In collaboration with other departments, we will offer a variety of programs that challenge our way of thinking and encourage us to be people for others.
BE THE CHANGE WEEK (Feb. 16-20)
Monday - Educational Evening: How do "YOU" effect "CHANGE"?
When: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Where: The Den
What: Come join us for an evening of education and reflection! We want to encourage participants to reflect on how their identities effect the reasons and ways in which students create change as leaders in this world. Light refreshments will be provided.
Tuesday - Activism Art: Change at the end of a brush
Where: IES 123-124
What: What better way to create change than through expressing yourself? Come enjoy a hands-on workshop filled with art and the power of expression as a local artists will tell their story of being an activist through art.
Wednesday - Hour of Silence
Where: Community reflection space will be hosted in collaboration with Campus Ministry's “Noon Tunes” in the Damen Cinema
What: Stop by our table to grab a button to stand in silent solidarity with the Loyola community. We want to encourage Loyolans to take part in an hour of silence on Wednesday to reflect on the actions they could take to create change in the world. Whether you are in class, at work, eating lunch, or simply by yourself, we want to encourage you to wear your button and stay silent. Feel free to visit “Noon Tunes” to be in a community that is silent and participate in reflection exercises.
Wednesday - Hour of Silence Debrief and Community Meal
Where: Cueno 104
What: Come share a meal with us as we debrief what it meant to silently reflect on the change that needs to happen in this world, and our roles to enact that change.
Thursday - Change Expo
Where: The Den (Damen Student Center)
What: Come experience an evening full of what it means to create change at Loyola. You will be see a series of performers, speakers, musicians, and artists and hear how their work helps create a positive change in this world. We hope that you will walk away from this experience seeking to "be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
Free t-shirts for the first 100 people.