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St. Catherine of Siena Center and partners will co-present a series of programs at Dominican University this fall semester. Siena Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Pádraig Ó Tuama
Pádraig Ó Tuama

The 10th Annual Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Readingwill feature Irish poet and theologianPádraig Ó Tuamaon Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Lund Auditorium.

Ó Tuama’s work centers around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. He is the author of several books of poetry and prose, includingFeed the Beast,Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community,In the Shelter,对不起,你的烦恼, andReadings from the Book of Exile.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchasedat the online box office.

This program is co-presented with Dominican University’s Department of English.

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• A freePublic Health Panel on Food Insecurity and Justicewill take place on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 2:30 p.m. in Martin Recital Hall

Experts in the fields of public health, education, and nutrition and dietetic sciences will present a panel discussion exploring topics like access to food, food insecurity, justice and equity in nutrition, and the emerging concept of food as medicine.

The panel will consist of Isabel Galic, a master’s candidate in public health at University of Illinois Chicago; Dr. Sarah Jones, professor in Dominican’s Nutrition Science program; Teri Miller, director of development at Beyond Hunger, Oak Park; and Dr. Tamara Bland, dean of Borra College of Health Sciences.

Registrationthrough the online box officeis required.

This program is co-presented with Borra College of Health Sciences and the Resurrection Project.


• Writer, poet and speaker哈维尔•萨莫拉will present “Solito: Home, Identity and the Immigrant Experience”on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. in Lund Auditorium and online.

Zamora will discuss his new memoirSolito, in which he explores his immigrant experience and his harrowing journey to the U.S. as an unaccompanied 9-year-old. He shares the story of his trek to reunite with his family and how therapy and writing helped him heal from the trauma he experienced.

This program is free, but registrationthrough the online box officeis required.

Zamora’s appearance is co-presented with Dominican University’s PASOS Network.

Nuns on the Bus
Sr. Bernadine Karge

”Courageous Conversations” with Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS and Sr. Bernadine Karge, OPwill take place Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in Lund Auditorium.

This program will feature discussions about what happens when commitments to justice and advocacy are lived out in daily life.

Sr. Simone Campbell served as executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice. She is an attorney and poet who works in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. Sr. Bernadine Karge, also an attorney, has practiced immigration law in Chicago for more than 30 years. She participated in NETWORK'S Nuns on the Bus three times, the first time in support of the 2013 immigration reform effort.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchasedat the online box office.

Father Boyle
Fr. Gregory Boyle

”Forgive Everyone Everything” with Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJwill take place Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in Lund Auditorium.

Fr。博伊尔是老乡的创始人行业,the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, and the author of several books, includingForgive Everyone Everything, an anthology of his writings spanning the decades.

The evening will feature stories of kinship, healing and forgiveness. Tickets are $10 and can be purchasedat the online box office.

This program is co-presented with The Well Center for Spirituality.