International Justice Mission is hosting the annual “Justice Week” Chapel forum and event series next week beginning Monday.
IJM has been planning the week since last fall, collaborating with organizations like Wishing Well, Red Thread Movement and fair trade. Sarah Ratliff, junior marketing major from Lake Kiowa and president of IJM, hopes to not only spur awareness but also action in global justice issues.
“I would love to see students discover a new passion for social justice and put that power to action,” Ratliff said. “Whether it be by joining a club, going out in the community and volunteering their time, or getting out of their comfort zone to help those in other countries.”
Justice Week features several active professionals in missions and social justice, such as the Hill Country Tribers, Discover the Journey, Wishing Well, Food Creates Community and photographer Esther Havens.
Havens, a humanitarian photographer from Austin, will speak in Chapel on Monday and her work will be featured in the Shore Art Gallery on Monday night. Havens has worked with TOMs, Concern Worldwide and charity:water. Ratliff said she is inspired by Havens’ passion for social justice and the impact she has made with her talents.
“Her talent and passion is just so contagious. I am so excited for students to see her in chapel and interact with her after the forum at her event.”
For a full calendar of events for the week, visit the Justice Week Facebook event or visit www.acu.edu/campusoffices/chapel/forums.html.