Social Action Summer Institute (SASI)

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Now Accepting Workshop Proposals AND Harry A. Fagan Award Nominations!

Roundtable welcomes Social Action Summer Institute (SASI) 2023 submissions for 75-minute workshops and panels to be offered on either Thursday, July 13 or Friday, July 14. The annual SASI will be taking place in-person at Emory University in Atlanta, GA from July 12-15, 2023.  This year’s theme is Out of the Shadows: Shining a Light on Human Trafficking.  Programming will emphasize the various facets of human trafficking, including sex, labor and migrant trafficking, as well as how the Catholic Church, people of faith and/or community organizations respond to this pro-life issue. This issue demonstrates how the entire community must come together to put an end to human trafficking.

NOTE: The deadline for submission is 5 PM Eastern Time on Friday, April 7, 2023. Please email Catherine Orr with the subject: SASI 2023 Workshop Proposal and/or 2023 Fagan Award Nomination

pdfRequest for Workshop and Panel Proposals

pdfAdult Learning Style Best Practices

 pdfHarry A. Fagan Award Nomination Form

Registration opening soon! 


The Social Action Summer Institute titled, The Spirituality of Justice featured presenters and workshops touching on spiritual advocacy, accountability, justice, and more. On behalf of the board of directors, we thank you for your participation at thisyear's event. Below are the recordings, excerpts, and resources that are now available for your use. 


Social media excerpts from the opening keynote by the Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, Diocese of El Paso

Video presentation of Magisterium of the People: The Story of the People's Pastoral from the Catholic Committee of Appalachia 


Keynote, Dialogue and Encounter: Spiritual Prerequisites for Social Action in our World Day by Mr. Sebastian Gomes, America Media

Presentation, Loyola Institute for Ministry survey results on The Status of Catholic Social Teaching by Dr. Tom Ryan, Loyola Institute for Ministry, Loyola University of New Orleans

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Panel Presentation facilitated by Juan Aranda, CCHD Area D Grant Specialist and featuring the following organizations: 

    • Ostara Initiative
    •  Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha
    • Elpis Enterprises
    • Catholic Labor Network


Keynote, Justice as Balm, Organizing as a Bridge: Synodal Call to Repair the Tapestry of Community by Ms. Ogechi Akalegbere, St. Rose of Lima Parish, Gaithersburg, MD



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SASI 2021 Recordings and Resources

August 2021 - Virtual SASI 2021 titled, Mercy and Mental Health: Strengthening Our Pastoral Response, ran from Wednesday, July 14 through Thursday, July 15.  It was the first time that SASI was offered in English, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) thanks to our sponsors.  Recordings and resources wil be available on this page until October 1, and then they will be archived in the Members Area of the website.

agosto de 2021 - SASI virtual 2021 titulado, Misericordia y salud mental: Fortalecando nuestra respuesta pastoral, se desarrolló desde el miércoles 14 de julio hasta el jueves 15 de julio. Fue la primera vez que SASI se ofreció en inglés, español y lenguaje de señas estadounidense gracias a nuestros patrocinadores. Las grabaciones y los recursos estarán disponibles en esta página hasta el 1 de octubre y luego se archivarán en el Área de miembros del sitio web.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (*All times EASTERN!)

Thursday, July 15, 2021 (*All times EASTERN!)

Resources from Virtual SASI 2020 

Virtual SASI, Combating Racism: Transforming Words into Action took place virtually on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Programming began with an opening spiritual reflection by the Most Rev. Shelton J. Fabre, bishop, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Workshops followed, and the afternoon concluded with a short prayer service.  Please see the Members Area for recordings and resources. 

Resources from SASI 2019 

All resources are availabe in the Members Area of the website. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors who work to make this event possible!

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