The Saint Martin's University Departments of History and Political Science established the Pacific Northwest Social Action Speakers Series in 2013 to raise awareness of the region's deep history of social justice movements. It celebrates people and movements committed to furthering social justice in all its forms in the Pacific Northwest. The speakers series draws on the interests of the Saint Martin's faculty, students and the wider community in regards to the history of the Pacific Northwest and in social movements for workplace democracy, environmental justice, and civil rights and liberties.

Upcoming Lectures

Eric Bugyis teaching

The Work of the University

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, 12–1 p.m., Harned Hall 110

Speaker: Eric Bugyis, Ph.D., Lecturer in Religious Studies and Philosophy at the University of Washington Tacoma

Dr. Eric Bugyis is a Lecturer in Religious Studies and Philosophy at the University of Washington Tacoma, where he teaches courses on Christian Thought, Critical Theory, and the Philosophy of Religion. He earned his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University and served for five years as an adjunct instructor at the University of Notre Dame. He is a contributing co-editor of Desire, Faith, and the Darkness of God: Essays in Honor of Denys Turner (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015). His current research focuses on American Catholic social movements, including those of Dorothy Day, Daniel and Philip Berrigan, and Jean Vanier.