The Franciscan Center announces January 2018 events

Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by: Helene Sheets | Category: Events

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to open 2018 with the following events. Sunday, January 14 The Liberators organization will honor individuals, organizations and students working to end human trafficking in the state of Ohio during its Awards Ceremony from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Theresa Flores, LSW, MS, Founder of TraffickFree & SOAP (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) at Friday, January 19 The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program presents Protesting America with Lourdes Professors Thomas Estrella and Dale Lanigan. During the 2016 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick ignited a firestorm of controversy when he began taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. President Trump made his disdain for these actions public and a debate raged over the role of protests in American Life. Join Professors Estrella and Lanigan as they explore issues of free speech and public debate. Refreshments are offered at 9:15 a.m. and the presentation begins at 10 a.m. The lecture is free to first-time visitors and Lifelong Learning members. The Lifelong Learning Hot Topic presents Benefits and Opportunities of Engaging in Your Community from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Emily Avery, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at United Way of Greater Toledo is the guest speaker. The United Way of Greater Toledo focuses on ensuring all individuals have equal access to a quality education, a healthy lifestyle and financial stability. Ms. Avery will discuss issues, solutions and ways for individuals to get involved. The lunch & learn event is $10 for Lifelong Learning members and $15 for non-members. Cost includes a lunch of soup, sandwiches and dessert. Reservations are requested at least one week prior. Call 419-824-3707 to reserve your seat. For more information about Lifelong Learning, visit Saturday, January 20 Keeping Our Girls Safe offers Self Defense Classes at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Established in remembrance of Sierah Joughin, the Keeping Our Girls Safe non-profit organization celebrates her life. For more information about the organization, visit Tuesday, January 23 Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc. (S.A.V.E.) presents Global Climate Disruption: How Do We Know? What Can We Do? with Dr. Andy Jorgensen from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak, OSF, at 419-824-3691 or email Thursday, January 25 The Christ Child Society of Toledo General Meeting begins at 10 a.m. For more information about the organization, visit ---------------------------- The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University offers a beautiful state-of-the-art theatre, commons and conference center located in the picturesque Toledo suburb of Sylvania at 6832 Convent Blvd. The conference center is available for conferences, camps and seminars. For information, call 419-517-8950. Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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