Take It On

Fall 2022 Conversation Series

Reflections on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Take It On, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and the Division of Student Affairs invite all Members of the Xavier University Community to join in conversation with one another on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the challenges of engaging across differences on political and social issues.

Resources for Healthy Dialogue

What Does the Dobbs Ruling Mean for Law, the Courts, and Society?

Wednesday, August 31 – 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Arrupe Overlook (GSC)

A Xavier community conversation about the Dobbs ruling and its implications on law, politics, and society.  Guest panelists include Dr. Jenn Dye, Director of the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice at UC Law School and Xavier alumnus Rachel R. Citak, Attorney at Law. 

* This event is limited to the Xavier community (Xavier ID required)

How Will Catholics Respond to the Post-Dobbs Environment?

Tuesday, September 6 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Clocktower Lounge (GSC)

Join Fr. Eric Sundrup, pastor of Bellarmine Chapel, for a conversation with local and national Catholic leaders about the Dobbs ruling and how Catholics will respond to the social and moral challenges of the post-Dobbs environment.  

* This event is limited to the Xavier community (Xavier ID required)

Conversing not Canceling: Difficult Conversations Across Difference

Wednesday, September 7th – 5:00pm to 6:30pm, Arrupe Overlook (GSC)

 'Cancel Culture' became an international response for many as difficult topics emerge across social media. Join us for a discussion on how to engage in difficult conversations without canceling when identity is at the intersection of speech. Learn tools and techniques for keeping conversations (and relationships) intact when topics such as identity or core values are challenged through dialogue.

Supporting Diverse Communities at the Intersections of Values & Identity & Speech: Dobbs

Friday, September 9th – 12:00pm to 1:30pm, Arrupe Overlook (GSC)

Join us as we discuss supporting diverse communities when values, identity, and speech intersect. Learn tools and techniques that will support your ability to listen and advocate across differences in a globally inclusive campus and world.

Constitution Day Colloquium

Sponsored by the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History

"What Makes an Issue Religious?  Reflections on the Dobbs Decision": A (Pre-) Constitution Day Address

Friday, September 16, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Clocktower Lounge (GSC)

Join Dr. Melissa Matthes from the US Coast Guard Academy for the Constitution Day Address on the role of religion in public life and how religious identity and beliefs shape political agendas and political outcomes. 

Constitution Day Colloquium: "John Jay and the Proto-Supreme Court"

Saturday, September 17, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Clocktower Lounge (GSC)

Join Xavier’s Dr. Matthew Williamson and the 2022 Constitution Day Fellows for a lunchtime discussion on John Jay, the Founders, and the role of the Courts in the US constitutional system.  

* Pre-Registration Required.  E-mail marianim@xavier.edu to RSVP.