These occasional events are organized by Saint James members and are open to all. Each session is an opportunity to learn, to engage new perspectives, and to meet new people in the community.
Not Alone: A Documentary about Teen Mental Health

Not Alone: A Documentary about Teen Mental Health

Thursday, March 5, 6:30pm. Not Alone is a compelling documentary about teens in face-to-face talks around the topics of anxiety, depression, and self harm. As an offshoot of a recent Coffee & Conversation event about preventing teen suicide, we will show the film and then have a facilitated discussion.

Close to Home: Preventing Teen Suicide

Close to Home: Preventing Teen Suicide

Thursday, February 20, 6:30–8:30pm. Every 40 seconds in the world, a person commits suicide. A typical high school classroom includes one boy and two girls who attempted suicide in the past year. Through advocacy, information, and reaching out, we can remind people in our communities that they are loved and that they matter to us.

Shifting Gears: Climate Change & the Auto Industry

Shifting Gears: Climate Change & the Auto Industry

Thursday, November 7, 6:30–8:30pm. Transportation is the biggest source of carbon emissions in the US. What effect do greenhouse gas emissions have on the planet’s climate? How can individuals change behaviors and advocate for policies that help reduce emissions?

The Human Face of Incarceration

The Human Face of Incarceration

Thursday, September 26, 6:30–8:30pm. How do the US’s high levels of incarceration affect our communities? What alternatives do we have to imprisoning those who break the law? Join us to discuss and unpack our sentencing practices, the ongoing war on drugs, mental illness and incarceration, and what restorative justice can do for communities.

Our Border with Mexico: Separations, Suffering, and Samaritans

Our Border with Mexico: Separations, Suffering, and Samaritans

Thursday, July 18, 6:30–8:30pm. Why do so many people want to enter the US? What happens to children at the border? Join us to consider the basics of human dignity and human rights, the desperate need for humanitarian aid, and our own responsibilities at the border.

Spirituality in Native American Life

Spirituality in Native American Life

Thursday, April 25, 6:30–8:30pm. The diverse cultures of indigenous American peoples are rich with narratives of peace, beauty, triumph, and struggle. Learn more about the spiritual ideas and rituals that were part of some of those narratives.