Entries by ISN Staff

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DC AREA: Learn about Labor Rights Justice

The Ignatian Solidarity Network is excited to be a co-sponsor of “Woven Together: Students & Workers Bringing Living-Wage Union Apparel to Your Community”, taking place this Saturday (March 3rd) from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Busboys & Poets (5th & K – 1025 5th Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The program is being organized by the International Labor Rights Forum.

“Solidarity is a combination of both empathy and understanding”

I recently returned from an immersion trip to New Orleans, my second immersion experience but my first domestic trip. As the student leader for the trip, I spent a great deal of time preparing our group for what to expect, but the actual word ‘solidarity’ was never brought up in our pre-trip meetings. I think that many of the general concepts of solidarity were touched upon, but the word itself is hard to define and therefore hard to teach. I am a firm believer that ‘solidarity’ is one of those rare words that can take a unique shape depending on the individual experience.