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The Augsburg 2004-2005 Convocation Series: Justice For All

Sept. 1, 2004

Augsburg College invites you to a series of eight convocations that will challenge us to consider how issues of justice bring into focus our individual gifts, interests, desires, and passions, and connects them with diverse careers, occupations, and ministries that benefit others and fulfill ourselves.

The 2004-05 Augsburg Convocation Series– "Justice for All" – is the fifth annual series incorporating long-standing endowed and special programs of Augsburg, and programs sponsored by the Augsburg Student Government. This academic year the series includes the following programs: the Christensen Symposium, the Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Lecture, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, and the Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics.

2004-05 Convocation Series Calendar
Please refer to for a full description of the Series.

October 13, 2004
"The Struggle for Justice in Latin America"

10:00 a.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Father Roy Bourgeois, social activist and founder of the School of the American Watch

October 25-26, 2004
The 2004 Christensen Symposium: "Christian Faith and the Liberal Arts"

Monday, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Author reading
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 11:00 a.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Convocation
Kathleen Norris, bestselling author and storyteller

November 10, 2004
"Turning Away from Hate"

10:00 a.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Tom "TJ" Leyden, former neo-Nazi activist and recruiter

January 17, 2005
The 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation
"Building Peace in our Community"

1:00 p.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Victoria Jackson Gray Adams, spiritual, social, political and civil rights activist

February 11, 2005
The 2005 Peace Prize Forum Convocation
"Finding Security in an Unsecure World"

10:00 a.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Mary Robinson, former United Nations high commissioner for human rights

February 16, 2005
"Outsiders Within"

10:20 a.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Jane Jeong Trenka, award-winning author

March 4, 2005
The 2005 Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics
"It Takes a Child"

10:00 a.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Craig Kielburger, children's rights activist and founder of Free the Children

April 11, 2005
The 2005 Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Lecture

8:00 p.m. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Speaker TBA
Call 612-330-1253 for more information.