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  • Worldview for Solidarity: Deepening Immersion Experience Reflection on Race, Culture, & Privilege
    institution in the United States has made a significant commitment to the facilitation of domestic and international service and social justice oriented immersion experiences Each year thousands of high school and university students visit communities near and far to serve explore issues of justice and expand their worldview With the implementation of these immersion programs comes the significant challenge of deeply engaging student participants in meaningful reflection and analysis about issues of race class culture and privilege Among the many responsibilities that campus ministers service directors and community based learning professionals have in planning immersion experiences they are often challenged to find effective techniques to help participants analyze and work through stereotypes and biases If left unchallenged these predispositions are furthered through the short term interactions with people during an immersion experience Participants return with surface level perspectives on differences that exist in our world that perpetuate an us and them mentality that does not lead people to the truest form of solidarity and action for a more just world Worldview for Solidarity Deepening Immersion Experience Reflection on Race Culture and Privilege will provide immersion experience coordinators at secondary and higher education institutions with practical methods for engaging program participants in meaningful reflection on issues of race class culture and privilege throughout the preparation and follow up of their immersion experience program The Ignatian Solidarity Network will partner with Training for Change a national organization that facilitates training seminars aimed at empowering individuals to be to facilitate engaging activities on race culture class and other elements of our diverse world Started in the early 1990 s Training for Change has facilitated thousands of workshops on nonviolence diversity and anti oppression The 3 day 2 night program will provide participants with opportunities to experience many activities and simulations that can immediately be brought back to their campus immersion experience program for use with student participants as well as moderators faculty etc PROGRAM INFORMATION Dates Monday January 27 Wednesday January 29 2014 Location Cenacle Retreat House in Houston Texas NOTE The program will begin at 3 30 PM on Monday 1 27 and end at 1 PM on Wednesday 1 29 Participation Fee Until Monday November 11 2013 ISN 2013 2014 Member Institution Rate 245 Non Member Institution Rate 270 After Monday November 11 2013 ISN 2013 2014 Member Institution Rate 265 Non Member Institution Rate 295 Participation Fee Includes Room Board starting with dinner on Monday 1 27 14 and ending with lunch on 1 29 14 All Program Facilitation by ISN and Training for Change Staff Preparation Materials Access to post conference online resources and video recordings Fee does not include ground transportation to from local airports However Cenacle Retreat House is located approximately 35 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental IAH and Hobby HOU airports Transportation to from Cenacle is available for approximately 34 one way but cheaper rates are possible with group bookings ISN will provide a participant contact list with arrival departure times a few weeks before to

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  • Reflecting on their Witness: 25th Anniversary Delegation to El Salvador
    in the experience upon their return as well as the larger Ignatian family through online reflections and the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice Participants will be asked to share a pre trip plan for how they will bring their experience with their local community Throughout the delegation there will be time for reflection and opportunities for participants to discuss ideas Participants will also be strongly encouraged to attend the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice 2014 in Washington DC where there will be a number of ways for these participants to share their experiences with the larger group Who should participate The delegation is open to religious and lay individuals from North American Jesuit Ignatian institutions including parish members faculty administrators institutional leaders college university students and alumni Institutions may utilize this delegation as a formational opportunity for mission identity staff ie ministry service mission offices Delegates will represent Jesuit Ignatian parishes high schools universities social ministries and other works The total group size will be approximately 40 people To allow for a diversity of institutions to participate we ask that institutional groups be limited to three participants The delegation is not open to individuals under the age of 18 Preparation Participants will take part in a number of online preparation meetings during the Spring Summer of 2014 LOGISTICS Delegation Dates July 24 2014 August 1 2014 Room Board The majority of the time in country the delegation will stay at Centro Loyola the Jesuit retreat center located near the University of Central America UCA Centro Loyola offers accommodations similar to a U S retreat center including shared rooms with a bathroom spaces for reflection and prayer community dining etc Two nights will be spent in rural home stays with families in communities where the Jesuit martyrs had ministered Accommodations in family homes will offer participants a first hand experience of rural life in Central America Throughout the trip participants will have the opportunity to experience many typical Central American dishes Schedule Overview TENTATIVE Thursday July 24th Travel to El Salvador Friday July 25th Overview of the Jesuit Martyrs Saturday July 26th Sunday July 27th Homestays in rural communities Sunday July 27th Homestays in rural communities Monday July 28th Wednesday July 30th Topic oriented Speakers Site visits Thursday July 31st Closing Session Feast of St Ignatius Liturgy Friday August 1st Return to the U S Safety and Health On January 23 2013 the U S State Departmen t released a travel warning statement to inform U S citizens about the security situation in El Salvador ISN will continue to monitor State Department releases and be in conversation with CRISPAZ regarding the safety and security in El Salvador Since the travel statement CRISPAZ has utilized careful safety evaluation and planning to continue to host groups including those from Jesuit institutions across the U S No immunizations are required for participation in the 25th Anniversary Delegation or for entrance into El Salvador However the U S Center for Disease Control does

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  • Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    and advocate together It is a place where people are empowered re energized inspired challenged and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked Now in its 19th year the IFTJ has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989 I m interested Tell me more Sometimes we forget how radical mercy is We reduce it to a nice feeling vague and passive But mercy is more than that in the words of Pope Francis To be merciful means to grow in a love which is courageous generous and real Mercy challenges us to put our love into action to turn our words into works and our slogans into solidarity Mercy also challenges us to recognize our own need forgiveness and healing to shake ourselves free from the numbness of privilege It is in short the love of God a love that brings people together across borders and differences and transforms the way we see the world At IFTJ 2016 we will practice Mercy in Action through reflection conversation prayer and advocacy Together we will seek to answer Pope Francis call to all of us in this Holy Year of Mercy This is the opportune moment to change our lives This is the time to allow our hearts to be touched It is the time to listen to the cry of innocent people who are deprived of their property their dignity their feelings and even their very lives Speakers With 3 keynotes 10 Ignatian network speakers and 50 breakout presentations get ready to be challenged engaged and inspired to be agents for justice and solidarity More speaker details coming soon View bio Greg Boyle S J Founder Homeboy Industries View bio Norma Pimentel MJ Executive Director

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  • IFTJ 2016: Schedule | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    Justice Criminal and Juvenile Justice Additional Resource Topics Racial Justice Fair Trade Human Trafficking Capital Punishment Socially Responsible Investing War and Peace Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador Jesuit Martyrs of the 21st Century Pope Francis Jesuit Social Justice Blessed Oscar Romero Churchwomen of El Salvador Faith and Justice Quotes Additional Organizing and Education Resources DONATE Search Menu Agenda Overview Advocacy Day Speakers Speakers About About IFTJ History Past IFTJ Videos Venue Sponsorship Meet the Sponsors Sponsor the IFTJ Exhibit Advertise Schedule Break open Mercy in Action with renowned keynotes find inspiration in Ignatian network speakers pray sing reflect advocate and get to know the Ignatian family There s something for everyone at iftj16 Please note Schedule is subject to change Saturday November 12 Pre Sessions Separate Registration Required 11 30 Pre Session Registration Begins 12 00 4 30 Teach In Pre Session Coming Soon Registration Opening Soon 3 00 4 15 Teach In Pre Session Coming Soon Registration Opening Soon 4 30 5 45 Young Alumni Event Happy Hour Q A Coming Soon Registration Opening Soon 4 30 5 45 Teach In Pre Session Coming Soon Registration Opening Soon General Program 3 00 General IFTJ Registration Begins 6 00 Session 1 Space for keynotes and Ignatian network speakers to share stories and challenge participants to witness and engage mercy in action 7 55 Break Say hello to our exhibitors 8 20 Large Scale Breakout Sessions 9 30 Prayer for the Jesuit Martyrs 10 00 Reflection Time Sunday November 13 8 30 Session 2 Space for keynotes and Ignatian network speakers to share stories and challenge participants to witness and engage mercy in action 10 10 Break 10 40 Breakout Session 2 11 30 Lunch 1 10 Breakout Session 3 2 10 Session 3 Space for keynotes and Ignatian network speakers

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  • IFTJ 2016: Advocacy Day | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    more just policies with their elected officials Advocacy issues will be announced in August 2016 How will it work Participants will will be provided with resources to dig into the issues prior to their arrival in Washington D C and will continue digging in throughout the Teach In All Teach In participants are offered an advocacy training with professional advocates and will be given support to help prepare for fruitful discussions with their elected Congresspersons Please note Attendees interested in participating in the advocacy day are responsible for booking their own meetings Any questions regarding booking meetings may be directed to Kim Miller at kmiller ignatiansolidarity net Scheduling Advocacy Visits Setting Up Your Advocacy Visits Individual delegations are responsible for setting up visits with their Members of Congress We recommend that each participant visits with his her Representative and at least one Senator If you re booking meetings for a delegation it s possible your delegation will be meeting with multiple representatives to account for delegates being from multiple districts Prior to booking your meetings please consult our priority members list to be emailed in September If you or any of your delegates are from a priority member s district or state please prioritize scheduling a meeting with this person related to the noted issue If you need help booking your advocacy meetings please contact Kim Miller at kmiller ignatiansolidarity net or 216 397 2080 How to Set Up Your Meetings Start this at least FOUR weeks before the IFTJ 1 Find the names and contact information for your Representative and Senators at www house gov and www senate gov 2 Contact the scheduler in your Congressperson s office and ask for an appointment with the Member or Legislative Assistant 3 You may need to fax your appointment request Sample request letters are available online 4 Tell the scheduler the date times you are available the issues you want to discuss and who will be present during the visit 5 Confirm the visit by phone a day or two before the appointment 6 Let ISN know when you have set up a meeting using our meeting registration form Preparing for Your Meetings Preparing for Your Meetings All Teach In participants are offered a policy update and a small group advocacy training a chance to role play what a meeting looks like with seasoned advocates However ISN recommends that delegations prepare for their advocacy meetings prior to the Teach In Preparation steps include getting familiar with the talking points researching the issue positions of the Members you will be meeting with dividing talking point responsibilities and practicing talking points Meeting Preparation Resources 1 Skype or In Person Advocacy Trainings From Professional Advocates If you would like to connect with a professional advocate to discuss strategy or receive and advocacy training via Skype please contact Kim Miller at kmiller ignatiansolidarity net or 216 397 2080 In some cases you may also be able to schedule an in person advocacy training with a

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  • IFTJ 2016: Speakers | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    del Pueblo Documentary Laudato si Papal Encyclical on Ecology ISN Priority Issues Immigration U S Policy Toward Central America Environmental Justice Criminal and Juvenile Justice Additional Resource Topics Racial Justice Fair Trade Human Trafficking Capital Punishment Socially Responsible Investing War and Peace Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador Jesuit Martyrs of the 21st Century Pope Francis Jesuit Social Justice Blessed Oscar Romero Churchwomen of El Salvador Faith and Justice Quotes Additional Organizing and Education Resources DONATE Search Speakers You are here Home Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice Speakers Menu Agenda Overview Advocacy Day Speakers Speakers About About IFTJ History Past IFTJ Videos Venue Sponsorship Meet the Sponsors Sponsor the IFTJ Exhibit Advertise Speakers The Teach In is a space for prophetic voices for solidarity with the economically poor the marginalized and the Earth who have an openness to an Ignatian approach to faith and justice Get ready to be challenged engaged and inspired to be agents for justice and solidarity Apply to Present a Breakout Session Mainstage Speech Keynotes View bio Greg Boyle S J Founder Homeboy Industries View bio Norma Pimentel MJ Executive Director Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Large Scale Breakouts Saturday 11 12 8 20 9 10PM Personalize your IFTJ experience by choosing from 6 large scale breakout session options on Saturday evening Large scale breakout session options will be announced by August 2016 Breakouts Sunday 11 13 With over 25 presenting organizations in each of the Sunday breakout sessions you ll be able to connect with the justice issues you re most passionate about Breakout sessions will be announced in early October 2016 Become a Speaker Organizations and individuals are called to share their work and passion for justice on the Teach In MainStage or during one of three IFTJ breakout sessions Breakout session applications

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  • Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice | About
    12 Member Institutions Individual Members 80 person Non Member Institutions Non Individual Members 105 person Cristo Rey School Institutions 30 person At the Door 11 12 11 14 Member Institutions Individual Members 90 person Non Member Institutions Non Individual Members 115 person Cristo Rey School Institutions 40 person A Look at Past IFTJs Learn More About IFTJ History Watch Past IFTJ Speakers FAQs General When can I register Registration opens May 1 2016 What does the registration fee include The registration fees cover all materials and entry to IFTJ events throughout the weekend Please note that registration fees do not cover meals but there are many affordable meal options within walking distance of the Crystal City Marriott Gateway How are speakers chosen for the IFTJ The Teach In is a space for prophetic voices for solidarity with the economically poor the marginalized and the Earth who have an openness to an Ignatian approach to faith and justice In those we invite to be with us and in those who come to participate we embrace words that challenge individuals and institutions to be agents for justice and solidarity in ways that may cause us to feel uncomfortable in the context of dialogue and mutual respect Within this context speakers are chosen by a IFTJ Steering Committee composed of staff members and volunteers connected to Jesuit universities high schools parishes and other Jesuit ministries Will you offer the IFTJ streaming online Yes friends family and colleagues will be able to view some portions of the IFTJ live on our website We will share information about the Live Stream availability via e mail social media and at www ignatiansolidarity net Is there assigned seating No seating is first come first served Will there be an advocacy day included in this year s IFTJ Yes the advocacy day will take place on Monday 11 14 on Capitol Hill Advocacy Training will be provided on Sunday 11 13 and all participants will be provided with talking points meeting planners and other helpful documents for their visit What is the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice IFTJ The Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family Jesuit institutions and larger church to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn reflect pray network and advocate together We gather each year in the spirit of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador using their lives and ministry as inspiration for discovering the injustices of today and how we might engage in them The Teach In is a place where people are empowered re energized inspired challenged and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked What is the theme of this year s Teach In This year s theme is Mercy in Action Travel and Transportation I m traveling to Washington D C for the IFTJ Where should I stay The IFTJ will take place at the Crystal City Marriott Gateway and ISN

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  • IFTJ History | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    1980 s Robert Bob Holstein a former California Province Jesuit begins conversations with Fr Charlie Currie S J President of AJCU at the time about the idea of an Ignatian Teach In for Justice 1989 Ignacio Ellacuria S J Segundo Montes S J Ignacio Martin Baro S J Juan Ramon Moreno S J Armando Lopez S J Joaquin Lopez y Lopez S J Julia Elba Ramos Celina Ramos are killed at the University of Central America in San Salvador El Salvador 19 of the 26 Salvadoran soldiers responsible for the murders received training at the U S Army School of the Americas SOA Learn more about the Jesuit martyrs and their companions The power of the gathering is reflected in the action of going to the gates of Ft Benning and protesting the tragedy of the death of the six Jesuits and their two women companions but much greater is that when these students and members of the Ignatian family return home they are committed to changing unjust structures Bob Holstein founder of the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice The 1990s A Growing Movement for Justice The Tent at the gates of Ft Benning in GA Year Unknown Fr Don MacMillan S J walks with Boston College students taking part in the nonviolent vigil at the gates of Ft Benning on the Sunday following the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice Year Unknown Crosses used to remember the UCA martyrs and others killed by U S trained foreign military at the School of the Americas Watch vigil and protest School of the Americas Watch 1990 1995 A growing number of people hold vigil at the gates of Fr Benning School of the Americas Watch SOAWatch is founded in 1990 and begins to organize the annual vigils 1996 The first Ignatian family gathering takes place at a hotel in Columbus Georgia 1998 The Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice takes up its home in The Tent which has since become the symbol of ISN Sitting at the edge of the Chattahoochee River in downtown Columbus rain or shine the tent became an important part of the Jesuit institutions time in Georgia to protest the School of the Americas Watch the early IFTJ documentary At the end of the Teach In every year the tent comes down and the question is Where does this go from here Can the tent be expanded Can it actually cover a larger venue A larger venue and more powerful venue to respond to Pedro Arrupe s challenges to become agents of change To really attack the unjust structures of society That s a real open question Bob Holstein founder of the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice The 2000s A Moving Tent Natalie Terry and Beth Mueller share the witness of Elba and Celina from the IFTJ MainStage at IFTJ 2013 The opening prayer to IFTJ 2012 retold the story of the Jesuit martyrs Processing with the Jesuit Martyrs IFTJ 2007 The 2002 Ignatian Family

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