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Journey to South Africa to be Grounded in Solidarity Storytelling for Jesuit University Students

After two years traveling to the community of Soweto, South Africa, Michael Bakan (Georgetown University ’19) and Drew Descourouez (Santa Clara University ’19), fellow graduates of Bellarmine College Preparatory, were transformed by the stories of their journies -- both those they have heard and those they have shared. This month, they will return to South Africa to collect and document the stories of Soweto residents through their storytelling effort entitled “The Simunye Project.”
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents transporting suspects after a raid
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Georgetown University Human Rights Institute Calls for Policies That Ensure All Children’s Access to School in Co-Authored Report

WASHINGTON, DC - Recent raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have had a chilling effect on the education of recently arrived children – including those seeking asylum from the violence in Central America – according to a report published today by Georgetown University Law School's Human Rights Institute (HRI) and the Women’s Refugee Commission.
American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge
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Four Jesuit Universities Participate in White House Day of Climate Action

On November 19th, four Jesuit universities, Georgetown University, John Carroll University, Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco, participated in a White House-sponsored day of action to amplify the voice of the higher-ed community in support of a strong climate agreement in Paris that charts a path toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.