The CJ community is invited to attend this annual global issues and social justice symposium, named in honor of Julienne graduate and martyr Sr. Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, '49. All seniors will present their findings from their Senior Capstone Project -- a cross-curricular, inquiry-based research project that calls seniors to become servant leaders in our world today.
Sr. Dorothy had a passion for the poor and began serving in Brazil in 1966. In 2005, she was martyred for her work and outspokenness to help farmers in Brazil get back their land.
Keeping Sr. Dorothy's memory alive, as well as applying the traditions of CJ's two founding orders, the Marianists and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, serve as the backbone 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 senior year, they 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 Sr. Stang Symposium is free to attend. The evening will begin with an opening prayer and a keynote address. Guests can then choose to attend three breakout sessions to learn more about the various projects.