We are very excited about the start of the new fall year. Many wonderful events are planned for the Regis University community, including a variety of events planned by our Office of Diversity.
Here are the plans we have for September:
September 14 - Channel of Hope Moon Festival
Come and Celebrate the Channel of Hope: Moon Festival! A festival celebrated for thousands of years all over Asia, you will enjoy Hip-hop performances and battles by local crews to traditional performances, selected vendors with cool merchandise, amazing artwork from women w/polio and Vietnamese artists and Free FOOD! A campus decorated with hundreds of lanterns inside and out! A beautiful and romantic scenery to enjoy, take pictures, and experience. All of this for a Good Cause, All donations and purchases at the event are used to provide opportunities for ill and disadvantage women and children in Vietnam.
Come Celebrate with us.
September 17-18 - Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
Known as the Jewish New Year. This is one of the holiest days of the year. The Jewish New Year is a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to make in the New Year. Jews wish each other L’Shanah Tova (a good and sweet year) on this holiday.
September 18 - Musicologist Chuy Negrete
Dr. Negrete strums the guitar in sync with his harmonica as he shares Mexican and Mexican-American experiences through storytelling, poetic song and corridos (running verse ballads). The son of migrant farmworkers, he has been called “the Chicano Woody Gutherie.” Negrete has become one of the nation’s foremost scholars and performers of Mexican and Chicano music. Co-sponsored by Metropolitan State University of Denver
Regis University Denver Campus – Main Hall 333
September 19 - A Conversation on Immigration with Leo Pierson
Leo will share his experience as a public sociologist who has helped shape the U.S. immigration policy. His talk will focus on the contemporary human migration system, covering the economic and political perspectives as well as what we can do as an institution to help push the conversation in the direction it needs to go. Co-sponsored by the Office of Service Learning
St. John Francis Regis Chapel (Denver campus)
September 20 - Mothers of Colorado’s Chicano Movement
Don’t miss this important event about local history. Leading Chicana voices for workers rights in the Denver area during the 1960s will talk about their experiences in organizing floral and migrant workers. Lupe Briseño and Juanita Herrera led two of the most important labor struggles in Colorado history. They will talk about those experiences and relate them back to the history of the Bracero program.
St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall, Mountain View Room (Denver campus)
September 26 - Yom Kippur (Jewish)
Celebrated 10 days after Rosh Hashanah t is the culmination of ten days marked by increased levels of prayer, charity and other good deeds, and the seeking of forgiveness from anyone one has harmed, purposely or inadvertently, during the previous year. This day, the holiest and most solemn in Judaism, is also among the most joyous, as it affords one the opportunity to rectify past wrongs and face the future with a slate wiped clean.