Marian’s Social Justice Committee to host three events

September 16, 2014


Marian University’s Social Justice Committee will be hosting three events, September 23, 24 and 25.

On September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Stayer Center Auditorium, María Luisa Rosal will present “From the Border to the Base: Connecting the Dots Between Immigration and the School of the Americas.” Rosal, a political refugee from Guatemala, will speak about violations of human rights in her country and throughout Latin America. Rosal is a leading voice for human rights and peace in this hemisphere and now serves as a Field Organizer for the School of the Americas Watch in Washington, DC.

On September 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hornung Student Center, Marian will host “Tres Vidas.” This chamber music theatre work conceived and performed by The Core Ensemble is based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. The show features a wide stylistic range of music, including popular and folk songs of Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina.

On September 25 from 11:10 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. in Stayer Center rooms 217/218, Marian will host a presentation on the Affordable Care Act. Kathy Donahue and Terry Mabee, certified application counselors from Agnesian HealthCare, will explain the Affordable Care Act, Badgercare services in Wisconsin and how these affect undocumented immigrants. The counselors will be available from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. to meet individually and explain how to access health services in Wisconsin and neighboring states. A free light lunch will be served.

For more information, contact John Morris at 920-923-7140 or

All events are free and open to the public.