November 20 Events & Activities

Community Engagement Day Schedule for November 20

For questions about individual events, please reach out to the sponsoring departments.
Time Event & Description

9-9:30 a.m.

Inter-faith Prayer Service with CSB & SJU Campus Ministry Offices

Join this event via Zoom at this link.

Individuals who would like to contribute a prayer or message from
your faith tradition can
submit it here.

The Campus Ministries of CSB & SJU invite our entire community to join us for an
Interfaith Prayer Service, representing different faith traditions and practices. We hope
this will be a time of understanding, dialogue, and community, and serve as a prelude to
the signature event at 10am, the talk by Eboo Patel. We will be broadcasting this virtual Zoom
service from our newly opened Universal Prayer Spaces on the CSB and SJU campuses. We also
invite students who desire to participate to click on the “contribution link” and for everyone else
to register. Please keep an eye on the Bulletin App for more details!

10 a.m.

Signature Event: Bridges of Cooperation:
Interfaith Action Toward Racial Equality by Eboo Patel

Livestream of event will be shared on this page

Collectively, we face a moment of divisions in our society. Whether religious,
political, racial, generational, economic or in other areas, we find our communities,
institutions, families and society fracturing. Together, we can improve. We can
build communities where sources of difference become sources of strength —
where shared humanity and communal aspirations compel dialogue, not division.

To help spark that dialogue, the College of Saint Benedict welcomes Eboo Patel.
Eboo Patel, president of Interfaith Youth Core, founded the non-profit organization
on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier
or division. For over 15 years he has worked with governments, social sector
organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith
cooperation a social norm. Patel served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith
Council and is the author of four books.

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Lest We Forget Art Exhibition with Fine Arts Programming

Gorecki Gallery in the Benedicta Arts Center, CSB
FAEs available between 1-5 p.m.

This sequenced display provides an unique opportunity for viewers to explore a
firsthand account about racism and injustice both through gifted storytelling and
visual art. Visitors will experience the accounts of a young man coming of age
in Holocaust Germany and later as an American refugee. This is Fred Amram's
story shared in twenty-four short vignettes and illustrated in textile and collage
bas-relief art by his wife Sandra Brick. It is self-guided with a limit of ten
mask-wearing people socially distancing at a time.


Wreath Making Workshop with Outdoor University

Due to COVID-19 limitations on gathering intended to keep the community
safe, this event has been cancelled.

Join Outdoor U staff and students to make your own holiday wreath with
natural materials collected from the Abbey Arboretum.  All materials and
instruction will be provided.  Enjoy conversation with one another as we craft
our wreaths and learn about the conifers of Saint John’s.

1-2 p.m.

Stories from Abroad with the Center for Global Education

Join the discussion at this link. Participants should also fill out the
registration link here.

The Center for Global Education would like to invite to you to Stories from
Abroad. Stories from Abroad will feature stories from students who studied
abroad in 2019-2020 as well as stories from who are abroad here at CSB/SJU.
As we continue to mask up and maintain distance, this is an opportunity to
share with and listen to others in our community in a way that is not happening
as organically as it has in the past.

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Latinos en Conversación: What Does It Mean to be Latinx on this Campus? Organized by
Exploring Latin American Cultures Club

Join the discussion at this link

In this event, six current student and alum panelists and a moderator will
engage in a conversation about what it means to be a Latinx person on campus.
The discussion will range from how students build a Latinx community on
campus and the struggles that come with being one of the underrepresented
minorities in the community. The main goal of this event is to highlight to all
members of the community, including those who are members of the Latinx
community, the diversity of experiences that exist within one group of students
that may be “lumped together” as part of the same culture. A secondary
objective is to have a discussion about what can be done in the CSB/SJU
community to make it more welcoming to Latinx students.

4:30 p.m.

Online Cooking Webinar with Chef Jack Riebel

Join the webinar at this link. 
Click here to download the ingredient list.

Grab your apron and gather around your computer to join a virtual cooking
webinar from award-winning Chef Jack Riebel, executive chef and owner
of the Lexington in St. Paul, Minnesota. This event is organized by CSB Alumnae Relations.

7:30 p.m.

The Reminders presented by the Fine Arts Series

Tickets for CSB/SJU Students are free but registration is required to
receive the steaming link. Register for tickets here.  

Find your groove as The Reminders deliver an inspiring performance that
transcends expectations to uplift and entertain. The Reminders’ visionary music
is infused with roots, soul and Colorado sunshine! The duo seamlessly blend
soulful vocals with reggae-tinged hip-hop beats to highlight relevant and inspiring
messages of unity and togetherness. Brussels-born emcee Big Samir weaves
intricate rhythmic patterns into a bilingual French/English flow of street-smart
consciousness. Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black is a vocal powerhouse.
Grounded in Islam, the duo create music that speaks across difference and
celebrates our shared humanity.

Tickets: CSB/SJU Students Free
Regular: $20, Pay-As-You-Can $10, $0

9-10:30 p.m.

BINGO with the Joint Events Council and the McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship

Join the event via Zoom at this link.

End the Community Engagement Day with the Joint Events Council and
McNeely Center for a fun night of BINGO! There will be lots of prizes and you
don't want to miss out!

Self-guided Virtual Visio Divina facilitated by Betsy Johnson 

Access to the 17 minute video is found on the Fine Arts Programming webpage

Visio Divina is translated as “divine seeing”. It is related to the prayer form Lectio Divina (divine reading), but instead of Scripture, this form of prayer uses visual elements. In connection with the exhibition Lest We Forget by Sandra Brick and Fred Amram, viewers may participate in this rich Benedictine tradition facilitated by CSB/SJU English Professor Betsy Johnson to gain a deeper level observing art and self.