The Results Are In! Ignatian Advocacy Madness Made Justice the Champion This Spring

BY ISN STAFF | May 10, 2024

Over 7 weeks in March and April 2024, 13 Jesuit schools and 1 Jesuit province office participated in Ignatian Advocacy Madness, a fun and impactful competition that aligned with the concurrent March Madness basketball tournaments. Approximately 12,000 people engaged in point-earning activities, promoting justice as the true champion. The activities fell into general categories of an education event, a prayer event, a legislative meeting, or a legislative phone/letter drive.

Education Events
The majority of points were earned through education events. Nearly 8,000 people were reached through 167 education/service activities. The overall competition champions, Loyola University Chicago, earned maximum points for the Climate Change Conference they put on in March, replete with keynote speakers, panel discussions, and an exhibit hall featuring local organizations focused on combating climate change. Gonzaga College High School in D.C. integrated advocacy projects into their Ignatian Heritage Day. Prior to presenting their projects, the seniors attended information sessions and discussions to learn about how immigration and policy directly impacted their local community.