BY CHRIS KERR | May 1, 2015
Freddie Gray’s death on April 19 left the Baltimore community with many questions to be solved and issues to resolve. Prayers, protests, vigils, and even violence have filled the city over the past few days. In the midst of it all, a group of Loyola University Maryland students joined together to make a statement about a dream. The following video shares their dream of “standing in solidarity with their city, to rise up against injustice and make for a better tomorrow.”
Chris joined the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) as executive director in 2011. He has over fifteen years of experience in social justice advocacy and leadership in Catholic education and ministry. Prior to ISN he served in multiple roles at John Carroll University, including coordinating international immersion experience and social justice education programming as an inaugural co-director of John Carroll’s Arrupe Scholars Program for Social Action. Prior to his time at John Carroll he served as a teacher and administrator at the elementary and secondary levels in Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Chris speaks regularly at campuses and parishes about social justice education and advocacy, Jesuit mission, and a broad range of social justice issues. He currently serves on the board of directors for Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ). Chris earned a B.A. and M.A. from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. He and his family reside in Shaker Heights, Ohio.