Justice, healing, and mercy: The class of 2019

Actor, activist Martin Sheen urges graduating seniors to build lives with meaning

They will be lawyers. They will be teachers. They will work on construction sites and in cubicles. But, without a doubt, armed with a Santa Clara education the class of ’19 is primed to support each other.  And that is what actor and activist Martin Sheen told graduating seniors makes life have meaning.

“Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not we are all responsible for each other and the world,” he said in his speech at Stevens Stadium.

“We are all called to find something in our lives worth fighting for,” he said. “The most important needs of any human being are not only food, clothing, and shelter, but the need for justice, healing, and mercy,” he said. “Without the latter the former are useless.”

Read more about commencement here. See images from the day below:

Make It Better

The result of protests in support of historically marginalized groups on campus marks 20 years of improving lives.

Positively Bronco

Ciara Moezidis ’21 brainstormed how to celebrate and unite students from diverse backgrounds. #BroncoPosi was born.

Confronting the Past

Race does not have its roots in biological reality but in policies of discrimination

In Shining Lights

Naima Fonrose ’20 made television magic as an intern on the Tonight Show