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Solidarity on Tap | San Diego

April 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

- Free
Solidarity On Tap is a simple gathering at a local pub for socializing and social justice. Jesuit Volunteer CorpsJesuit 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.) and the greater Catholic church in San Diego. All 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” by Carmen Chavez, Esq., Executive Director of Casa Cornelia Law Center.
Please Note: Snacks and beverages will be provided for a small fee. Please help the organizers get an idea of how much to purchase by RSVPing.
Solidarity on Tap | San Diego is sponsored by:
Carmen Chavez was born and raised in San Diego. Her commitment to serving the community started as a teenager through the example of her mother and other family members. She graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. degree in Political Science. During college, she served in various leadership roles. After college, she attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA and is a California licensed attorney. For the last 18 years, Carmen has worked at Casa Cornelia Law Center initially as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, then Staff Attorney/Program Director/Associate Director, and currently serves as the Executive Director overseeing a staff of 28 and a volunteer base of over 300. Casa Cornelia is a non-profit law firm in San Diego providing quality pro bono legal representation to victims of human and civil violations eligible for humanitarian protection under the law. As a Staff Attorney and then Associate Director, she provided direct representation and mentored volunteers who handled Asylum, VAWA, U Visa, T Visa, SIJS and other immigration cases affirmatively and defensively (Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals), and has argued successfully before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Carmen has served on task forces, committees, working groups and has given presentations and trainings to the legal community, social workers, law enforcement, students, community groups, faith community, parents and clients.

Casa Cornelia Law Center (CCLC), a sponsored ministry of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, is a public interest law firm providing quality pro bono (free) legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations. CCLC has a primary commitment to indigent persons within the immigrant community in Southern California, who are eligible for humanitarian protection under current immigration and refugee law. Additionally, CCLC seeks to educate others regarding the impact of immigration law and policy on the community and the public good. Casa Cornelia is able to accomplish its mission with the support of volunteers, such as attorneys from the private bar, student interns, interpreters and translators. In 2017, the Organization responded to 2,441 persons in need such as asylum seekers, unaccompanied children and victims of crime.

The Ignatian Solidarity Network national event board provides the Ignatian family throughout the U.S. with information about national and local events that offer non-partisan perspectives on social justice and spirituality, consistent with ISN’s mission of faith-based social justice and advocacy.

Questions: Please contact Kelly Swan at kswan@ignatiansolidarity.net.