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Summit should focus on agricultural ethics, moral system of food distribution

Commentary By Joe Skoog ’13

A major issue in the realm of food is agricultural ethics.
Agricultural ethics is the approach to both farming and the environment in an ethical and moral way.

This is practiced through collective discussion and knowledge about conservation efforts in relation to our environment and farms.

This way of approaching our production of food through a pragmatic,or more logical lens is key to actually using the Ignatian principles of “Men for Others” and other social justice imperatives.

Student, faculty committees bring Summit to the peak

By Julian De Ocampo ’13

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “summit” has two meanings: “the highest point or peak” and “a conference of high-level officials.”

Each year, the Brophy Summit on Human Dignity creates this conference by hosting dozens of speakers and conversations to educate students about important social issues.

But if the Summit is like a mountain, then who brings the students to the peak?
Look no further than the Summit Committee, a group of dedicated students and faculty members who bring the entire program together.

Community members reflect on last year’s Summit, challenges, future goals

By Julian De Ocampo ’13 & Tyler J. Scott ’12

Despite the fact that many speakers at last year’s Summit on Human Dignity on globalization urged students to enact changes in their lifestyle, it isn’t hard to find students filling the halls with Nike shoes and socks on their feet.

Still, other students and faculty members have made changes in their lives.

“I haven’t done anything to change, but my best friend, Anthony Broglia ’11, hasn’t bought Nike products since then,” said Justin Dizon ’11.

Scheduled Summit Speakers

Compiled by Sean Harris ’11
Aaron Woolf

Aaron Woolf is the first all-school assembly speaker on Tuesday, March 1.
Woolf is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has focused on the human dimension of government policy.

He has spoken extensively on policy issues ranging from immigration and agriculture to rebuilding America’s infrastructure.

How do you come up with a summit topic?

By Colin Marston ’13

The Summit on Human Dignity is a wide and all-encompassing event that involves practically the entire Brophy community.

But who determines its topic every year?

Its birth starts with e-mail proposals each spring, sent to Mrs. Kim Baldwin, assistant principal for ministry in the Office of Faith and Justice.

Familiarity, branding is the downfall of the battle against big business

Commentary by Sean Harris ’11

Everyone knows McDonald’s food is bad, right?

With kitchens that smell like blocked arteries, the fight against fast food has been waging fiercely as of late, and with the Summit on Human Dignity being focused in on the issue of food, Brophy students are likely to carry this hamburger hate in the same fashion as they adorned Nike “Slavery” shirts last year.

Food production, intake top expectations for Summit

By Colin M. Prenger ’11/THE ROUNDUP
“Food: From Farm to Table” is this year’s Summit on Human Dignity theme and is expected to raise awareness and consciousness for the student body with regards to sustainable food intake and production.
To be more specific, the intake portion of the Summit concerns nutrition and what foods are good and bad for us. Production is about where food comes from, and how it gets to our table in addition to who has access to food.
The Summit will run from Feb. 28 to March 11.

Keady brings Team Sweat awareness to students

All of Brophy was stunned by the cold hard facts that Jim Keady, the founder of Team Sweat, revealed March 1 in Robson Gymnasium.

Keady shared the knowledge he has learned over the past 13 years with the Brophy students during the Summit on Human Dignity, and many were shocked by how much they did not know about Nike.

Apparently, the Indonesian workers for Nike are extremely underpaid and can barely make enough money to purchase the absolute necessities for survival, including food and water.

Globalization becomes a relevant issue for students

When the Summit began this year, I had this feeling people had some idea what they were getting into.

Corrupt corporations and the exploitation of workers was something students were not completely naïve to. We were aware that there were problem with companies like Nike, but it never bothered us to the point where we inconvenienced ourselves over it.

The point is we were faintly aware of the problems.