| Saint Mary's to welcome Christian Brothers' leader
Alvaro Rodriguez Echeverria
When Saint Mary's College of California celebrates De La Salle Week April 21-28, the Moraga campus will host Brother Alvaro Rodriguez Echeverria, superior general of the De La Salle Christian Brothers.
To mark the college's 150th anniversary, Brother Alvaro will receive an honorary doctoral degree as the guest of honor at the annual De La Salle Week Convocation at 12:30 p.m. April 24 in the Chapel.
He will be among the panelists at "Brothers and Partners on the Cutting Edge," to be presented from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 23 at the Soda Activity Center. Brothers will discuss the involvement of Brothers and partners in fighting against human trafficking, and in creating educational opportunities in urban America and abroad. In addition to the superior general, panelists include four Brothers, Michael O'Hern, Ed Siderewicz, Louis DeThomasis and Ronald Gallagher, and Cynthia Ganote, associate professor of sociology. Carole Swain, vice president for mission, will be the moderator.
Both events are free and open to the public.
The campus' weeklong celebration of the life of St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers and founder of the Christian Brothers, will include community masses, a variety of guest speakers and a hunger and poverty awareness 5K run. Among the highlights is "Beholding the Poor: An Interdisciplinary Conversation on the Historical Perceptions of Poverty: A Sesquicentennial "Great(est) Conversation(s)" at 4:30 p.m. April 25 in the Soda Activity Center on the campus.
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