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.
At the 2022 Summit — Feb. 28-March 10 — we diverged from a single topic in order to take an expansive look at our great city and the issues that affect our citizens. With "Phoenix: Born of Ashes
" we took a deeply incarnational approach to our Ignatian faith that does justice with conversations on the sustainability of a desert metropolis, the human costs of real estate booms and busts, Phoenix as a destination for immigrants and domestic transplants, indigenous rights, political polarization and the challenges of being unhoused or inadequately housed in our desert environment. Thank you to our keynote speakers, workshop presenters, faculty and staff for their pivotal roles in making the Summit a success. 2022 Summit website: www.brophyprep.org/phoenix