An in-depth recognition of the preciousness, value, respect and dignity of life will be celebrated at the University of San Diego April 24-28 as the 11th annual L.I.F.E. (Life is For Everyone) Week is held and hosted by the University Ministry-sponsored Students for Life organization.
The purpose of Students for Life’s weeklong celebration is to educate the USD community on life issues and, as a Catholic university, to express an appreciation for our self-worth and, at the same time recognizing and supporting the worth and goodness inherent in all those we encounter — especially the vulnerable among us.
Each day of L.I.F.E. Week will spotlight a different life issue: Immigration, Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Abortion/Adoption and Suicide.
Daily events incorporate speakers, an educational campaign, service opportunities and prayer experiences. There will also be displays set up around campus to provide pertinent statistics and information to the campus community.
A contest exhibition of photos, which were entered with the theme of “Life Through Different Lenses,” can be voted on by USD students to choose their favorite.
Below is a list of the daily activities during L.I.F.E. Week. All events are free to attend and refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome.
Monday, April 24: Suicide Awareness. “The Bridge Between Suicide and Life: A Presentation on Suicide Awareness,” with guest speakers, Kevin Hines and Sgt. Kevin Briggs, 7 p.m., Hahn University Center Forum B. This event is co-sponsored with USD’s Center for Health and Wellness Promotion.
Tuesday, April 25: Suicide Awareness QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) Training, a suicide prevention workshop, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UC 107. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion.
Tuesday, April 25: Immigration. Spirituality is Served: “Voices of Immigration,” will include dinner and guest speakers, 5:30-7 p.m., UC Forums A and B. This event is co-sponsored with University Ministry.
Wednesday, April 26: Abortion. A Rosary for the Unborn will take place at 8:30 p.m., followed by the 9 p.m. Mass for Life at Founders Chapel. Ice cream will be served following Mass.
Thursday, April 27: Homelessness. “PB and Jammin'” is a community activity in which students will pack lunches for the homeless with DJ Swish. Lunches will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul. This activity takes place from 12-2 p.m. in the Student Life Pavilion’s Plaza Mayor.
Friday, April 28: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault. A Love Doesn’t Hurt packaging event for survivors of domestic violence will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in UC 107. Those in attendance will be putting together care packages of personal items for survivors of domestic violence and movie care packages will be donated to survivors at Becky’s House in San Diego. This event is co-sponsored by the USD Women’s Center.
From USD website.