Solidarity on Tap | Philadelphia
2018-05-15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm -
Solidarity On Tap is a simple gathering at a local pub for socializing and social justice. Jesuit Volunteer Corps
, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
, and Ignatian Solidarity Network
along with local partners welcome those connected to the Jesuits and the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola (FJV’s, Jesuit school alumni, Jesuit parish members, etc.) in Philly. All Jesuit school alumni, Jesuit parish members, current & former Jesuit Volunteers, Ignatian Volunteer Corps members, Jesuit and Catholic institution staff, Jesuits, and friends of the Ignatian network are welcome (21 and over please!).
Around 7:30 PM we will have a reflection on the theme “Walking Together Toward a Just and Hospitable World” byElias Bakhash, Sustainable Engineering Graduate Researcher at Villanova University from Allepo, Syria.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Solidarity on Tap | Philadelphia is sponsored by:
Elias, from Aleppo, Syria, is the second oldest of four children. Born in 1987, he studied Mechanical Engineering and graduated in 2011 from Aleppo University, just as the war in Syria was erupting. After living and working in Jordan for about 18 months, he moved to Turkey and worked with Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) providing safe water access for Syrian refugees. JRS is a CRS partner in the water supply projects Elias worked on through CRS Syria emergency response, which also includes sanitation infrastructure and hygiene promotion.
In the fall of 2016, Elias moved to the United States to continue his education toward a master’s degree in Sustainable Engineering with focus on water resources management and international development at Villanova University.