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Solidarity on Tap is a simple gathering at a local pub for socializing and social justice. Jesuit Volunteer Corps and Ignatian Solidarity Network welcome those connected to the Jesuits and the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola (FJV’s, Jesuit school alumni, Jesuit parish members, etc.) in the St. Louis area to join us on Wednesday, September 24th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Bar food and drinks are available for purchase.
At 7 PM we will have time for a few reflections and insights about the Jesuits’ work for humane immigration reform and the current crisis of unaccompanied children seeking refuge in the U.S.
You can learn more about the Jesuits’ work on this issue here.
More about those who will share reflections & insights:
Shaina Aber works on a variety of social justice issues including immigration and human rights in Central America and will share ways that you can join with the Jesuits in advocating for humane immigration reform and the rights of children and families who have sought refuge at the US-Mexico border. Shaina is the policy director for the Jesuit’s national advocacy office in Washington, D.C. She received her law degree from Georgetown University
Andrew Arteaga, S.J. will offer reflections from four months he spent serving at a homeless shelter and migrant outreach center in Tijuana, Mexico. He is currently studying philosophy at Saint Louis University as part of his Jesuit formation. Andrew is a graduate of Seattle University and took his first vows this past August after entering the Jesuits in 2012.
Leadership Born of Struggle, Solidarity, and Hope: Ignacio Ellacuría, Rutilio Grande, Jon Sobrino, and Us
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the Jesuits and their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador, this panel will consider the life struggles and challenges out of which the leadership of Rutilio Grande, Ignacio Ellacuría, and Jon Sobrino emerged, and how their examples might inform our own lives, work, and commitments to justice at Santa Clara University today. Panelists will also reflect on how the work of educated solidarity and the proyecto social has become central to the work of Ignatian leaders in Jesuit higher education and beyond.
Verdad y La Justicia: Witnessing Truth in the Service of Justice: The Story of the Salvadoran Martyrs
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the Jesuits and their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador, Santa Clara University co-published with Orbis Press: La Verdad: Witness to the Salvadoran Martyrs. La Verdad is the firsthand account of the El Salvador martyrdoms and the process of resettling in the United States by Lucia Cerna, a housekeeper at the UCA, accompanied by a reading of El Salvador’s history and the vagaries of the American immigration system by local scholar and professor, Mary Jo Ignoffo. Lucia Cerna and Mary Jo Ignoffo will reflect together with Luis Calero, S.J. on the events of November 16, 1989 and share about the larger context, implications, and significance of this anniversary for El Salvador, the United States, and Santa Clara University. Reception immediately following. All alumni of past SCU El Salvador immersions and the Casa de la Solidaridad are particularly invited to attend. RSVP
Stories, song and movement will shape the prayer service to commemorate not only the six Jesuits and two women represented by the white crosses in front of the Mission Church, but also the many men and women whose lives and deaths serve as a witness to faith. This prayer service will also serve as a sending forth for the SCU delegation heading to Washington D.C. to participate in the 17th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network and rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions martyred in 1989. Weather permitting, the service will include a procession through the Abby Sobrato Mall.
No RSVP required.
Friday, November 21
9:30 am: Academic Roundtable
“Memory and Hope: The Salvadoran Martyrs, Prophetic Witness, and the Future of Jesuit Higher Education.”
1. Dan Harnett, SJ, Xavier University and Bellarmine Parish
2. Cecilia Gonzales-Andrieu, PhD, Loyola Marymount University
3. Robert Lasalle-Klein, Phd, Holy Names University
Response: Fr Jon Sobrino, SJ
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