Justice Week Schedule

Embracing Ishmael

February 5-9, 2018

Monday, February 5

Opening Assembly with Keynote Speaker Ryan Harris '03

A devout Muslim, Ryan Harris graduated from Cretin-Derham Hall in 2003. He was a ten-year veteran of the NFL. In 2015, he became a Super Bowl Champion after winning Super Bowl L with the Denver Broncos. He has also played for the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, and Pittsburgh Steelers before retiring in 2016.

He graduated from Notre Dame with two degrees: Economics and Policy, and Political Science. Currently, Ryan co-hosts Altitude Radio’s ‘The Kreckman and Harris Show’ in Denver. He also speaks across the nation about believing in oneself, financial literacy, and leadership.

In speaking of his faith Ryan has said, “I think the best thing I can do as a Muslim is just be Muslim and be around other non-Muslims, especially in a time like this when there’s a lot of propaganda and lot of xenophobia [fear]. For me, I make sure that I get involved with the youth and in the communities that I’m in. It’s not about just doing events; it’s also about being at prayers and being a resource for kids when they have any questions.”

 Tuesday, February 6

Discussion Topics:
An Introduction to Islam and Muslims
Minnesota Muslims Up Close

 Wednesday, February 7

Youth Justice Summit (high schools invited to participate: Academy of Holy Angels, Benilde-St. Margaret, Christo Rey, Convent of Visitation School, De Lasalle High School, Hill-Murray, Holy Family, and Saint Thomas Academy) plus Muslim Student Panel

Empty Bowls during lunch and dinner

 Thursday, February 8

Discussion Topics:
Women in Islam
Islam in the United States: A Historical Perspective

 Friday, February 9

Now That We Know, What Can We Do?
Developing skills and becoming allies in our communities