Justice and Advocacy Programs

Centered on Ignatian Spirituality, the University Ministry advocacy program provides the opportunity for students to engage in various  justice advocacies on issues affecting their  local, national, and global community. University Ministry creates space for students to name (putting language to the experience), voice (speaking out), and build allies in their advocacy efforts.

Ignatian Advocacy Month

Throughout the month of October, University Ministry will  provide students the opportunity to engage in various  justice advocacies on issues affecting their local, national, and global community. Each week of the month, we will raise awareness and engage in different social justice issue. For more information please visit the University Ministry Office (located in Toler lower level) or email us at um@usfca.edu.

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

Our students are encouraged to participate in The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, which is one of the largest national gatherings of people inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. More than 1,600 people convene in Washington, DC each year to learn, network, reflect, pray, and develop skills to advocate for social justice. This year the Teach-In will take place on November 12th - November 14th. For more information please visit the University Ministry office (located in Toler lower level) or email us at um@usfca.edu.

Hospitality Dinner

Every February, University Ministry and the Hospitality Management department from the School of Management collaborates to host an exquisite dinner for members of the St. Anne’s Retirement home. This elegant dinner party provides members of the St. Anne’s Retirement Home a place to connect with USF students over a meal. The dinner is prepared and served by students in the Hospitality Management department.

2017 Documentary

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During the 2015-16 academic year USF's Martín-Baró Scholars (a first-year living-learning community) worked in collaboration with the Faithful Fools, a Tenderloin-based arts and advocacy organization, to seriously consider what a Just Society should look like (not so much a litany of what's wrong). After reading, researching, and doing many supporting exercises (both on campus and at the Fools' Court), students were invited to create a documentary film that helped an audience envision justice. The result, Just Human, (14 minutes, 14 interviews), screened at the USF Human Rights Film Festival in March 2017. Although a rough cut of the film was ready in Spring 2016, a group of committed students continued to sculpt and edit the film into its current state.