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Mark Shriver to Kick-off USF's Jesuit Mission Series

Mark K. Shriver, senior vice president of Save the Children's United States programs and author of "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver," will speak at the University of San Francisco (USF) on January 30 at 4 p.m. This lecture and book signing is free and open to the public. It is the inaugural event in an ongoing series, "Jesuit Mission in the University, the Church, and the World," organized by USF's University Council for Jesuit Mission to promote enhanced awareness of Jesuit values in our community.

During his time at USF, Mark Shriver will speak about his New York Times and Washington Postbest-seller, which he wrote as an homage to his father, Robert Sargent Shriver Jr., who passed away of Alzheimer's in 2011. Recounting stories from his own childhood in the always bustling Shriver household and revisiting Sargent "Sarge" Shriver's myriad contributions to our nation, especially during the tumultuous years surrounding the Kennedy assassinations, Mark will discuss the three guiding principles of his father's life – faith, hope and love.

"In his book, Mark reflects on his father's life with humility and spiritual depth in order to bring to light some powerful insights about the meaning of family, community, and service in the world today," said Julia Dowd, director of University Ministry at USF. "As a Jesuit university it is important for us to reflect deeply and intentionally on these values and what they mean to us as a community. Mark's journey of re-discovering his father is a beautiful example of all that can be gained when we take time to reflect on our life experiences."

Shriver applies his father's guiding principles of faith, hope, and love to his own life. Like his father and mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he has dedicated himself to public advocacy. In 1987, Shriver created the Choice Program, a community-based program for at-risk youth. Shriver also led the coalition that successfully advocated for the creation of the National Commission on Children and Disasters in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; he later served as chairman of the Commission. In his current role as senior vice president for U.S. Programs with Save the Children, Shiver works to ensure a fair start for all children in the United States, especially the nearly one in four living in poverty.

The event will be held in the McLaren Complex on USF's main campus. All are welcome.





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