The month of November is the time of remembering, in particular, we celebrate All Saints Day and All Souls Day. My favorite ceremony during this time is Día de Los Muertos, a beloved Mexican holiday in remembrance of the loved ones who have gone before us. During this celebration of life, families traditionally set up ofrendas (altars) in their homes or they visit cemeteries and adorn them with photos, candles and food, to visit with and to celebrate both the life of the one who has gone before and the legacy that person left behind for their families and communities. In the midst of mourning and grief there is a light – a hope - that death is not enough to separate us from the people that we love.
- Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez, ICTC Executive Director
Nov 8, 2022
At this moment in history we are mindful that our world and our communities are impacted by wars, violence, hostility, and anxiety. These community and global challenges affect us and lead us away from our call as Christians and people of goodwill to respond to violence and hatred in love as Scripture and Sacred texts teaches.
Sep 27, 2022
We at ICTC hope you are having a wonderful summer! The time is going by quickly and we have been busy planning for the upcoming academic year. You'll see some confirmed dates for events below. We will have a full announcement of our new theme in our September newsletter. In the meantime, save the dates for our Fall Quarter events, and please join us for the sixth annual Immigration Summit on Saturday, August 27, to be held here on campus.
Aug 11, 2022
Thank you for your engagement this past academic year! From reading groups to faculty research presentations, Zoom events to in-person gatherings, evening lectures to all-day summits, this has been a full and successful year for the ICTC and our supporters. Most of our events were recorded, and you can find the links at the top of the ICTC homepage. We are also pleased to announce the promotion of Jessica Palmer from Assistant Director to Associate Director and Jeanette Rodriguez from Director to Executive Director. We look forward to sharing next year's theme and our 2022-23 calendar of speakers in early August!
Jun 28, 2022