Part of the transformational experience that is Jesuit education is to start young men and women on an early path to awareness of social issues and current affairs, and to teach them how to become advocates for social justice and positive change in the world. At Bellarmine, the annual Summit on Human Dignity (modeled after those most often seen at colleges and universities) highlights an issue that is particularly relevant and informs students on its nuances, as well as its social and political ramifications.
Bellarmine hopes to graduate young men and women of competence, compassion and conscience, who are committed to leadership and service.
At the 2022 Justice Summit on Human Dignity: Humanizing Homelessness we:
- Addressed the myths and stereotypes of people who are experiencing homelessness.
- Increased awareness of the various causes of homelessness.
- Emphasized the importance of seeing and honoring the dignity of all.
- Discerned action and advocacy steps to “Walk With the Excluded” in our community.