ALUMNI & FORMER VOLUNTEERS:
The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is one of the largest national gatherings of people inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. More than 1,000 people will gather in Washington, DC to learn, network, reflect, pray, and develop skills to advocate for social justice. You can be part of the action!
Friday, November 16th
4:30 PM – 10:30 PM Ignatian Family Teach-In General Program Main Ballroom
Hear from nationally recognized keynotes Sr. Simone Campbell, S.S.S. & Gabriel Bol Deng. Take part in a reflective prayer service to remember the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador and participate in a networking session where you can meet others inspired by faith to work for social justice.
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM “Cocktails & Keynotes” Tidewater II
Come connect with the IFTJ keynotes, ISN Board of Directors and other supporters of the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Appetizers and soft drinks are free. Beer and wine cash bar. (21 & OVER ONLY – NO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS)
Saturday, November 17th
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Ignatian Family Teach-In General Program Main Ballroom & Breakout Rooms
Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. and Merlys Mosquera Chamat will offer perspectives on domestic and global issues from the IFTJ mainstage. Three breakout sessions will address a variety of social justice issues and how one can become connected with organizations working for social change.
8:20 PM – 9:30 PM Public Witness & Call to Action (Free) Lower Senate Park
Join the Ignatian family in calling attention to the importance of legislative advocacy as the diverse group of IFTJ participants gather adjacent to the Capitol Hill. The group will hear from passionate speakers and collectively commit to work for social justice via advocacy during Ignatian Family Advocacy Month in February 2013. (Location: http://goo.gl/maps/sBaz6)
Sunday, November 18th
9:00 AM Post Teach-In Action Networking Session Various Breakout Rooms
Join others from your region of the country to discuss how you will bring the Teach-In back home including engaging in Ignatian Family Advocacy Month.
10:00 AM Ignatian Family Liturgy Main Ballroom
Fr. Drew Kircshman, S.J., will be the celebrant of what is often described as one of the most-inspiring celebrations of the Eucharist each year. Collectively singers and musicians from across the country will come together to comprise the choir; those interested in joining this group can connect with the music leaders earlier in the weekend. Attendees are welcome to bring family members including children to the liturgy.