Archive for April, 2012

A Growing Opportunity — Welcome to Social Justice at Loyola!

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

By Kelly Silay – Class of 2012 & 2014

Until coming to Loyola, I had no idea what social justice was. I had never heard the term and certainly did not realize that such a concept existed. It never occurred to me that what Martin Luther King Jr. did in my history books at school, what Jesus did in the Gospel readings at church, and what John Lennon did through music on the radio all connected…



“Chicago’s two coal-fired plants to close” from ABC 7 News

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

After a decades-long battle, community activists in the Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods achieved their goal to shut down Chicago’s nearby coal-fired plants.



“Rahm Promises to Build ‘New Chicago’” from NBC 5 News

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to rebuild Chicago’s infrastructure to improve many areas of the city and, more importantly, to create jobs for Chicagoans.



“UN welcomes EU’s adoption of joint resettlement program for refugees”

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

The UN supports the EU’s new resettlement program for refugees to increase the number of refugees that resettle in Europe and balance global numbers.



Welcome from the President!

Posted on: April 16th, 2012

Welcome to Loyola University Chicago’s new Social Justice Web Portal. This portal is designed to serve as a clearinghouse for social justice research, academic coursework, co-curricular activities and events, resources and more. It will feature stories and photos on social justice related activities of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends and it will surely grow and evolve in the weeks and months ahead…



“U.S. Bishops File Amicus Curiae Brief in Supreme Court Case”

Posted on: April 13th, 2012

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops recently filed amicus curiae brief discussing the government’s role to preserve family unity and human dignity in creating immigration policies.



“CPS expanding successful international diploma program” from Sun Times

Posted on: April 13th, 2012

The Chicago Public School (CPS) system will be expanding its International Baccalaureate program to five other schools in each region of the city. Characterized by poor school achievement and graduation rates, CPS hopes this expansion will offer more Chicago students the opportunity to attend college and to succeed.