Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Path to Nonviolence

By Dr. Roger Barnes, UIW Professor of Sociology and Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice

September 19, 2018, UIW Mabee Library Auditorium, 7 pm.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. On April 3rd the night before he was killed, he told the crowd in Memphis, “the choice is no longer violence or nonviolence; it’s nonviolence or non-existence.” Dr. Barnes will consider the ideas and events which formed Dr. King in the way of nonviolence, which he called “the love that does justice.”

Sponsored by the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and the Incarnate Word Sisters Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee.

This presentation is part of Campaign Nonviolence, a global movement for sensible transformation initiated by Pace e Bene started by the Franciscans http://www.paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolence/ Background reading from the King Center website http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-philosophy

For more information contact: (210) 283-6423 or ccl@uiwtx.edu or Sister Martha Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu.


By Dr. Dennis Gonzales, CHRISTUS Regional Vice-President of Mission

September 26, 2018, UIW International Conference Center Auditorium, 7 pm.

“CHRISTUS Health” presented by Dr. Dennis Gonzales, CHRISTUS Regional Vice-President for Mission. Incarnate Word Sisters started "a family" that has been devoted to healing for 150 years since the San Antonio mayor asked for help and the Sisters started the first public hospital. The CHRISTUS Health System now stretches into 5 countries. Learn in the context of this family how important healing is in the world. Learn compassion, justice, dedication, generosity. Learn analysis and skills.

For more information contact: (210) 283-6423 or ccl@uiwtx.edu or Sister Martha Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu

"Refugee Resettlement and Trauma: A Clarion Call for Mental Health Care Providers"

September 28, 12 noon to 5 pm, UIW Student Engagement Center Ballroom.


“'Project Life-Line,' Children in Crisis – Dehumanization and Immigration Detention, A Conversation Between Doctors and Faith Leaders"

September 28, 7 pm, UIW Student Engagement Center Ballroom.

The evening before people of conscience from across the US go in a caravan to the McAllen Detention Center, persons on their way will speak. Among them is Dr. Paul Wise, https://healthpolicy.fsi.stanford.edu/people/paul_h_wise of Stanford University who leads a multidisciplinary initiative, Children in Crisis, which is directed at integrating expertise in political science, security, and health services in areas of civil conflict and unstable governance. Learn more www.projectlifeline.us.

Information on the speakers and the program https://www.facebook.com/events/274017726659120/

Join the one day caravan leaving from UIW on Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 am by sending an email to projectlifeline2018@gmail.com; https://www.facebook.com/events/201578690513600/ Leave from the Convocation Center at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Transportation is first come first served so register now for a ride, but anyone can show up with their own transportation and go on the one-day trip with the caravan. Sign up for the bus:

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/bear-witness-and-deliver-aid-to-children-detained-by-immigration-bus-rsvp?source=direct_link leaving at 8 am from the UIW Convocation Center returning about 6 or 7 pm

Project Lifeline. #cometogether #wedeclarewecare

From Circular Economy to Circular Society in San Antonio" By the Ecologic Institute

Oct. 2, 9 am – 3 pm University of the Incarnate Word Student Engagement Center 2030-32. A Sustainability Workshop sponsored by the European Union, POCACITO, Post Carbon Cities of Tomorrow with European experts in conversation with San Antonians hosted by UIW https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-circular-economy-to-circular-society-in-san-antonio-tickets-49512237435


The Liminal Space of Care And Human Becoming

By Dr. Mark Clark, Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine

October 03, 2018, UIW Mabee Library Auditorium, 7 pm

“The Liminal Space of Care and Human Becoming” by Dr. Mark Clark – Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine. General compassionate care and medical care—and how these prove to be dialectical, dialogical processes in which we rather lose ourselves and find new identities, together, in the caring engagement. Systems (institutional, political) and technology can help in this process, but they can blind us to the foundational human mythos—so we have to remind ourselves of the human mythos and dedicate ourselves to nurturing it together, through relationship.

For more information contact: (210) 283-6423 or ccl@uiwtx.edu or Sister Martha Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu.

“Celebration of Creation and Blessing of the Animals on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi,”

Oct. 4, 6 pm, Headwaters at Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway, Alamo Heights, Texas 78209.

Bring your animals, leashed or crated, pictured or stuffed to the entrance to Headwaters, the 53-acre nature sanctuary. Prayer and reflections led by the “Arts for Christian Worship” Class and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk. Pet Blessing Certificates available, please register https://www.headwaters-iw.org/new-events/blessing-of-the-animals-and-prayer-for-creation


“Who is My Neighbor in a Climate-Threatened World? Environmental Justice and Uniting for Action”

Oct. 10, 6:30 – 8 pm, Student Engagement Center, Second Floor.

Learn from international resources and campus leaders the challenges and also the opportunities to unite and make a difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyjHVxiIh6E&feature=youtu.be The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability.


Sustainability Service, a Part of the San Antonio Tricentennial

October 13, 2018, 9 am. to 12 noon.

An Environmental project in the community gardens in the fall planting season touching the earth and learning of its potential gifts. Open to 25 people. Soon the registration link will be here. http://www.uiw.edu/eccl/sustainabilityservice300.html


The Line in the Sand

Directed by Award-Winning UIW Graduate, José Rubén De León

October 24, 2018, UIW Concert Hall in the Luella Bennack Music Center, 7 pm.

THE LINE IN THE SAND: Stories from the US/Mexico Border. Directed by award-winning José Rubén De León. October 24, 2018m Wednesday, 7 pm, Concert Hall in the Luella Bennack Music Center, University of the Incarnate Word. Catholic Relief Services sent a team of five writers and actors to the Arizona-Mexico border to investigate the immigration crisis. They met with and spoke to people with diverse interests and perspectives who were all trying to grapple with the urgent and volatile issues. THE LINE IN THE SAND was crafted from those contending voices, compiled from taped interviews and transcripts. The play illustrates the complex struggle, the tension and the heartache that surrounds a real place. A Catholic Relief Services Drama Project.


“UIW, an International Community to Build Lifelong Partnerships”

November 14, 6:30 pm. Student Engagement Center, Second Floor

Guided discussion with international students and US students learning from each other led by Sister Martha Ann Kirk who has been in 32 countries. Let's become global citizens – starting on our own campus where we can meet people from over seventy cultures. An International Education Week program: International Education Week (IEW), “November 12-16, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.” https://iew.state.gov/

For more information contact: (210) 283-6423 or ccl@uiwtx.edu or Sister Martha Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu

Past Events

“Day of Action 2018: Seeking Sensible Gun Laws"

to be held at UIW, September 8, 2018

The local “March for Our Lives,” and “Moms Demand Action” invite all to a “Day of Action 2018”, Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:30 am registration, 10 am to 2 pm, starting in the UIW Mabee Library Auditorium. The day is hosted by the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership. The agenda will educate people for action. Ways to do effective messaging, writing and calling of candidates will be shared. People will actually break up and call candidates and legislators on that day. People can learn to be change agents in society today. Registration for the Day of Action: https://south-moms.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/27534 To get more details about the September 8 Day of Action at UIW, look for Facebook pages: March for Our Lives - San Antonio, Moms Demand Action - San Antonio, San Antonio Moms Demand Action. UIW contact: Sister Martha Ann Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu


In the Fifth Year of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability For the Fourth Anniversary of Sister Dorothy Ettling's Death—

Remembering Sr. Dot's Visions, Collaborating and Creating

A conversation with colleagues who knew her through the years and the Ettling Center staff today

September 12, 2018, Wed, 12 – 1:15 pm, SEC 2031-32.

Please RSVP to caloca@uiwtx.edu for a light lunch.

Dr. Sherry Herbers, Sr. Dots teaching colleague in the Graduate Education Department Sr. Helena Monahan, a friend since high school at Incarnate Word Academy, St. Louis; Dr. Lisa Uribe, partner in the development of Women's Global Connection; Dr. Kevin Vichcales, co-editor with Sr. Dot of Reach Out Africa, a new model of community empowerment, sustainable development, and cross-cultural engagement.

The Ettling Center today: Dr. Ric Gonzalez, Director; Yesenia Caloca, Campus Community Service Coordinator; Bobby San Martin, Office Coordinator; Teofilo Reyes, Community Outreach Coordinator. Moderated by Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, social justice advocate with Sr. Dot and faculty working with the ECCL.