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Alex - KEN_4428-1-e1455558067131Anti-racism and Jesuit spirituality will be the topic of discussion on Tuesday, October 11 when Alex Mikulich, PhD, visits campus.  Mikulich’s lecture, entitled “Racial Liberation: An Ignatian Way,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Grupp Fireside Lounge, located on the second floor of the Student Center.

Mikulich is an anti-racist Roman Catholic social ethicist, activist and scholar at Loyola University – New Orleans, where he is also assistant director of mission and ministry and spiritual director in the tradition of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

His recent essay, entitled “Breathing Space,” was published in America magazine and argued that “Jesuit institutions must do more to undo racism.” The essay won the 2016 Best Essay in a National Weekly from the Catholic Press Association.

Mikulich’s visit is co-sponsored by the Catholic Studies Program and the Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow.

For more information, contact Nancy M. Rourke, PhD, at 888-2460 or

Submitted by Nancy M. Rourke, PhD, associate professor, Religious Studies & Theology; director, Catholic Studies Program