Truth and Reconciliation (2021-2023)

Ellacuría-sponsored Events connected to the Biennial Theme Truth and Reconciliation:

 Pyrrhic Defeat: A Visual Study of Mass Incarceration - Portrait Drawings by Mark Loughney - April 21-May 12, 2023  Selection from series of 771 works. Graphite on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Mark Loughney. Pyrrhic Defeat: A Visual Study of Mass Incarceration, (2014-2023). Selection from series of 771 works. Graphite on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Pyrrhic Defeat: A Visual Study of Mass Incarceration
Portrait Drawings by Mark Loughney
April 21-May 12, 2023
Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Press Release:

From April 21 through May 12, the Hope Horn Gallery at the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA will present Pyrrhic Defeat: A Visual Study of Mass Incarceration by Mark Loughney. This installation will include 771 pencil portraits drawn during twenty-minute sittings throughout Loughney’s ten-year incarceration. Approached as a process of marking penal time, the Pyrrhic Defeat series depicts imprisoned individuals with a sense of humanity often lost in the prison system.  The series title refers to “Pyrrhic defeat theory,” which is the idea that those with the power to make sensible changes to the criminal justice system benefit from the way it currently works. The exhibition will also feature artifacts on loan from the Lackawanna Historical Society and other local collections.
The exhibition will begin on Friday, April 21, 2023 with a Panel Discussion in the Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall 228, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., followed by a Gallery Reception at the Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall 407, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Moderated by Michael Jenkins, Ph.D, Chair and Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, and Sociology, and Executive Director, Center for the Analysis and Prevention of Crime, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, the Panel Discussion will consider issues of overcrowding in the prison system and reentry strategies following incarceration. Panelists will include Mark Loughney, exhibiting artist, Philadelphia, PA; Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President and Director of Interpretation at the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, PA; Jasmine Heiss, Project Director of In Our Backyards, Vera Institute of Justice, Brooklyn, NY; Jack Norton, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Governors State University, University Park, IL; and Glynis Johns, Founder and CEO of the Black Scranton Project, Scranton, PA.
An additional Gallery Reception will be held on First Friday, May 5, 2023, at the Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall 407, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Weekly gallery hours are Sunday through Friday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday evenings, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 
Pyrrhic Defeat: A Visual Study of Mass Incarceration is presented with support from the Ellacuría Initiative of the Jesuit Center; the Faculty Initiatives Fund of the Office of Community-Based Learning; a Diversity Initiatives Grant from the Office of Equity and Diversity; and the Office of Community Relations at the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA.  Loughney’s work has also been exhibited in the group show Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration at MOMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; the David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI; and the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and has received critical attention in Artforum; Forbes; and the Paris Review.
For additional information, please contact Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D, Director, Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton, at 570-941-4214 or

The Ellacuría Women's & Gender Justice Teach In - March 28, 2023 2023 Teach In Event Poster

The Ellacuría Initiative Women’s & Gender Justice Teach-In
Tuesday, March 28, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: LSC, Room 133
Registration Encouraged, but Walk-Ins are also MOST WELCOME! Click Here to Register

2023 Teach In Schedule


*Registration Booth: Call for Global Justice for Women Advocacy Letters

Shelby Traver (she/her/hers) International Business and Political Science Student, SJLA Honors Program, Kania Student Advisory Board Alumni Chair


Opening Remarks on Women’s & Gender Justice & Leadership

Dr. Michelle Maldonado, Provost, The University of Scranton


The Women’s & Gender Studies Program at The University of Scranton

Dr. Marzia Caporale, Professor of World Languages & Culture & Director, Women’s & Gender Studies


Sex, Gender, Race & US Citizenship

Dr. Jean Wahl Harris - Professor, Political Science


Wisdom Cries Aloud: Religious Women of Scranton

Dr. Christian Krokus - Professor, Theology/Religious Studies

Speakers: Rev. Rebecca Barnes, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; Sister Donna Korba, Sisters of IHM; Dr. Melinda Krokus, Islamic Center of Scranton; Shivani Pandya, BAPS Hindu Mandir; Rabbi Miriam Spitzer, Temple Israel


The Ellacuría Initiative & Women’s & Gender Justice 2023

Ryan Sheehan, JD Executive Director of the Jesuit Center, University of Scranton


Who Belongs at Scranton? Exploration of the 2020 Campus Climate Survey

Dr. Jessica M. Nolan (she/her) Professor, Psychology

Dr. Paul Datti (he/him/his) - Professor & Director, Counseling & Human Services Program


Gender-Based Violence & Global Impact for Gender Justice

Gender-Based And Sexual Violence Resources

Media Presentation

Dr. Tiffany Bordonada (she/her) - Associate Professor & Co-Program Director, Clinical & Mental Health Counseling


Anniversary of Title IX & Gender Justice

Elizabeth Garcia, JD - Executive Director, Office of Equity & Diversity, Title IX Coordinator


What We Get Wrong about Intersectionality

Dr. Nicole Hoskins (she/her) - Assistant Professor, Theology/Religious & Black Studies


Women Challenged Globally

Dr. Gretchen Van Dyke - Associate Professor, Political Science


Separate & Together: Co-education & its Historical Implications

Dr. Susan Poulson - Professor, History


Drag me! Ethics & Politics of Performing Masculinities in Mexico

Dr. Roxana Ariadne Curiel (she/her/ella) - Assistant Professor, World Languages & Cultures & Latin American & Latinx Studies

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Title 42 and Justice at the Border - March 2, 2023

Video of the event: "Title 42: Justice at the Border" (March 2, 2023)

Royal News coverage: "Justice at the Border Discussed at Scranton"

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Title 42 Event Poster

Please join us for an Ellacuría Initiative Sponsored Event- "Title 42:  Justice at the Border" on March 2, 2023, from 4:00-6:00 pm in The Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall (ELH), 2nd Floor.  The event will begin with an introduction to Title 42 and the KINO Border Initiative, followed by a background of the historical context of migration in Scranton and the impact on people at the US-Mexico Border.  Discussion will be facilitated by the University of Scranton Graduate Students from the Counseling and Human Services Department.


4:00-4:20 pm: Introduction to Title 42 & The KINO Border Initiative - Ryan Sheehan, JD, Executive Director of the Jesuit Center

4:20-5:00 pm: Historical Context of Migration in Scranton & Experiences of Migration - Julie Schumacher-Cohen, AVP for Community Engagement & Gov’t Affairs, and Jenny Gonzalez, Marywood STARS Program Director

5:00-5:30 pm: Title 42's Impact at the US-Mexico Border - Dr. Mike Allison, Professor & Chair, Department of Political Science

5:30- 6:00 pm: Facilitated Discussion by Graduate Students from the Department of Counseling and Human Services - Dr. Tiffany Bordonada, Associate Professor & Co-Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Teach In for Racial Justice - March 29, 2022

2022 Teach In Event Poster

Survivors' Perspectives Panel - November 10, 2021

Survivors' Perspectives Event Poster
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