Life and Dignity Week

Marauders athlete helping man down step

Life & Dignity Week is a celebration of the gift of life and the inherent dignity of every human person. The observation of this week by the university community includes an abundance of events spanning a variety of topics, meant to engage students and staff in an educational presentation of the unique gift of each human person.

Event Highlights

  • Mid-Winter Powwow — Celebrate the richness of Native American culture. We invite the Bismarck-Mandan community to join us for this great event.
  • Community Learning Day — Throughout the day, we will focus on topics concerning the dignity of the human person and seeing everything through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

2023 Schedule

Mid-Winter Powwow

Celebrate the richness of Native American culture in North Dakota. Join us for this great all-day event including Mass, a buffalo feed, and a contest powwow. Learn more.

Martin Luther King Day

10 am — Monday Morning Mission (Starion Lower Living Room) 

  • Building a Civilization of Love: A Catholic Response to Racism, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
  • Words from Dr. King – Black Student Union

Community Learning Day

An opportunity for our students and faculty to engage more fully in particular issues involving human dignity. Learn more.

North Dakota March for Life

  • 10:45 am — Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
  • After Mass — March from the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit to the North Dakota State Capitol
  • 12:30 pm — Rally at the steps of the North Dakota State Capitol

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National March for Life

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Questions

The University of Mary maintains a standing Task Force for Catholic Social Teaching, Diversity, and Inclusion, chaired by a member of the University’s Board of Regents. This task force plans and coordinates educational programming, conducts and analyzes campus climate surveys, and sponsors events in celebration of human life and dignity. The task force can be reached at diversity@umary.edu.