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Solidarity on Tap | San Diego

June 26, 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 Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and other 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 “Modern Slavery in Our Backyard: Sex Trafficking in San Diego Neighborhoods” by Jamie Gates, M.Div., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Justice and Reconciliation at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Please Note: Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

SPEAKER BIO:

Dr. Jamie Gates, cultural anthropologist and director of Point Loma Nazarene University’s Center for Justice and Reconciliation, co-lead the groundbreaking research project “Measuring the Extent and Nature of Gang Involvement in Sex Trafficking in the San Diego/Tijuana Border Region” (2013-16).  He co-chairs the Research and Data Committee of the San Diego County Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and CSEC.  He founded and supervises the Human Trafficking Research and Data Advisory Roundtable (HT-RADAR) for SD County.  He led the university in establishing the Beauty for Ashes Scholarship Fund for survivors of human trafficking to get their college degree.  He leads an effort to design and implement a drama-based peer-to-peer human trafficking awareness training, kNOw MORE!, in San Diego’s middle and high schools.  He serves as expert witness on human trafficking legislation.  He also serves as faith-based organizer with regional and national faith-based organizations.

ABOUT PLNU’S CENTER FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION:

At the CJR, we study fair trade and worker rights, immigration and racial justice, and human trafficking through research, education, and advocacy. Our work includes student-led initiatives, nationally recognized research projects, community leadership, and educational outreach. The CJR is also a leading regional and national voice confronting human trafficking.

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.