VILLANOVA, Pa. – The week of March 19-23 is Advocacy Week at Villanova University – an annual campus event that connects the Villanova community in advocating for important social and political issues that affect our world. Hosted by the University’s Center for Peace & Justice Education and Campus Ministry Service Council, Advocacy week is an opportunity for classes, clubs, teams, fraternities and sororities, offices, organizations, as well as individuals to sponsor a petition, letter writing campaign, or other creative advocacy effort aimed at a specific piece of public policy or issue.
From March 20-22, Villanova student groups will have tables set up outside Connelly Center (between 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.), to distribute educational materials, petitions, letter writing campaigns, and more about issues important to them.
“Advocacy Week is an opportunity for the Villanova community to use their voices to make a difference by shining a light on specific social and political issues that concern us all,” said William Stehl, Associate Director of Campus Ministry. “Villanova's commitment to work for a more just and peaceful world is a priority and we encourage everyone to take a few minutes this week to participate by learning more and adding their names to petitions, letter campaigns and other actions that aim to make an impact.”
Advocacy from previous years include the Harry Potter Club sponsoring a campaign to increase funding for child literacy and Bread for the World sponsoring a letter writing campaign for Foreign Aid Reform.
Click here for more information on Advocacy Week and all of the event programming.
About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.