The Summit

Part of the transformational experience that is Jesuit education is to start young men and women on an early path to awareness of social issues and current affairs, and to teach them how to become advocates for social justice and positive change in the world. At Brophy, the annual Summit on Human Dignity (modeled after those most often seen at colleges and universities) highlights an issue that is particularly relevant and informs students on its nuances, as well as its social and political ramifications.

Brophy hopes to graduate young men of competence, conscience and compassion who will one day use their voices, as well as their votes, to influence and affect change beneficial to the marginalized in society. 

Summit 2023: Truth & Disinformation

"None of us can feel exempted from the duty of countering these falsehoods. This is no easy task, since disinformation is often based on deliberately evasive and subtly misleading rhetoric and at times the use of sophisticated psychological mechanisms. Praiseworthy efforts are being made to create educational programmes aimed at helping people to interpret and assess information provided by the media, and teaching them to take an active part in unmasking falsehoods, rather than unwittingly contributing to the spread of disinformation."
~ Pope Francis, Jan. 24, 2018

"The truth will set you free."
~ John 8:32

The Issue
Disinformation has been a destabilizing force at the center of many issues in our world — the Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. election disputes, the 2021 Capitol Insurrection, the Covid-19 pandemic, partisan gridlock, the rise in hate crimes and numerous mass shootings, to name just a few. While people have always debated and disagreed about how to respond to the realities of their world, today’s tech-driven social and media environment has led to a flurry of information that has obscured our shared view of what is, in fact, real. Read more on the Summit website.