IGNATIAN FAMILY TEACH-IN FOR JUSTICE | OCTOBER 19-26, 2020

The events of this year emphasize the need to gather as members of a community committed to social justice for continued education and action. From October 19-26, take a stand with us as part of the largest annual Catholic social justice gathering in the United States.

IFTJ 2020 FEATURES INCLUDE:

EXTENDED PROGRAMMING
AND NEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

More content. More connections. October 19-23 will offer professional development tracks, evening speakers and networking, and daytime content geared toward high school classrooms. October 24-26 will follow the traditional Teach-In format with 40+ dynamic speakers, breakouts, prayer and liturgy, and advocacy.

9-MONTH ACCESS
TO ALL TEACH-IN CONTENT

Have you ever wished you could attend ALL of the Teach-In sessions? This year, you can! Participants will receive access to an on-demand library of all conference speakers, supplemental materials, and virtual exhibitor materials through June 1, 2021.

SOCIAL JUSTICE EXPO

Connect with 30+ faith and justice exhibitors—from volunteer organizations, to graduate programs, advocacy organizations, voter mobilization, and more! Schedule one-on-one meetings,  attend sponsored networking and information sessions, and download relevant resources. 

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The Teach-In at your fingertips:
Easily customize your IFTJ lineup according to your interests.

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Meet your social justice match:
Customize your profile and using AI technology, connect with peers with similar social justice interests.

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Connect with attendees in real time:
Schedule private chats and video calls with the click of a button.

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Participate from any device:
Whether you’re in a classroom or on a couch, you can connect with the IFTJ community.

A PLATFORM
BUILT FOR COMMUNITY

Make meaningful connections, exchange ideas, and seek out viewpoints from a community of individuals engaged in faith-based social justice.* 

  • Connect with thousands of attendees and exhibitors in real time, with private chats and video calls;
  • Engage in interactive Q&As with keynotes and breakouts; get your questions answered on the spot;
  • Join impromptu video-based “hallway” conversations one-on-one or in small groups;
  • Utilize technology to identify peers with similar interests to you to develop and grow connections; 
  • Join topic-based group chats;
  • Continue the conversation with 9 months of access to the platform, including networking features.

*Delegation leaders will have the ability to control students’ networking settings to protect privacy. 

REGISTRATION

Gain 9 months of access to Teach-In content, 7 days of live programming, and countless networking opportunities.

Early Bird Rate

*NEW PAYMENT DEADLINE*
We have received many requests to extend our registration deadline due to this year’s challenges and have extended the payment deadline to October 9. If you register by September 16, you can expand the size of your group at the early rate until group registration closes on October 9! Not sure about your group size yet? Register for 20 spots and increase later on at the early rate.

Individual Tickets

Individual Member$35
Individual Non-Member$45

Group Rates

Each ticket may only be used by one person. Group tickets must be used within an institution.

Cristo Rey Institution$5/person
20 tickets
Member Institution
$600
($100 savings)
20 tickets
Non-Member Institution
$800
($100 savings)
40 Tickets
Non-Member Institution
$1000
($400 savings)
40 Tickets
Non-Member Institution
$1400
($400 savings)
100 Tickets Member Institution$2000
($1500 savings)
100 Tickets
Non-Member Institution
$3000
($1500 savings)
250 Tickets Member Institution
$4500
($4250 savings)
250 Tickets
Non-Member Institution
$7000
($4250 savings)
500 Tickets Member Institution
$6750
($10750 savings)
500 Tickets
Non-Member Institution
$11750
($10750 savings)

You may add packs of 10, 20, or 30 tickets to any package at a rate of $25/ticket (members) or $35/ticket (non-members).

SCHEDULE

Enjoy the same great content in a new virtual setting.

October 24-26 will follow the traditional IFTJ format with 40+ dynamic speakers, breakouts, prayer and liturgy, and advocacy. Scroll down to view our additional programming opportunities from October 19-23.

Saturday

OCTOBER 24

12:00 PM ET: Opening Mainstage Session: A space to reflection on “Prophetic Resilience: Breaking Down, Building Up” through prayer, music, Ignatian network speakers, and a keynote.
12:35 PM ET: Keynote Speaker: Fr. Bryan Massingale
1:05 PM ET: Breakout Sessions
2:00 PM ET: Connection, Reflection, and Restoration: A time to visit exhibitors, join a roundtable conversation and/or reflection group, schedule a delegation meeting, and/or get refreshed before for the next session.
3:30 PM ET: Mainstage Session: A space to reflection on “Prophetic Resilience: Breaking Down, Building Up” through prayer, music, Ignatian network speakers, and a keynote.
3:45 PM ET: Keynote Speaker: Olga Segura
4:25 PM ET: Breakout Sessions
5:00 PM ET: Connection, Reflection, and Restoration: A time to visit exhibitors, join a roundtable conversation and/or reflection group, schedule a delegation meeting, and/or get refreshed before for the next session.
7:30 PM ET: Prayer for the Jesuit Martyrs

Sunday

OCTOBER 25

11:00 AM ET: Get to know the exhibitors at the Social Justice Expo
12:00 PM ET: Mainstage Session: A space to reflection on “Prophetic Resilience: Breaking Down, Building Up” through prayer, music, Ignatian network speakers, and a keynote.
12:20 PM ET: Keynote Speaker: Bishop Mark Seitz
1:00 PM ET: Breakout Sessions
1:45 PM ET: Connection, Reflection, and Restoration: A time to visit exhibitors, join a roundtable conversation and/or reflection group, schedule a delegation meeting, and/or get refreshed before for the next session.
5:00 PM ET: Breakout Sessions
6:00 PM ET: Mainstage Session: A space to reflection on “Prophetic Resilience: Breaking Down, Building Up” through prayer, music, Ignatian network speakers, and a keynote.
6:15 PM ET: Keynote Speaker: Mauricio López
7:30 PM ET: Closing Liturgy

October 19-23

Additional Programming Opportunities

  • HIGH SCHOOL PRE-SESSIONS TRACK
    The high school track was designed to integrate the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice into the classroom. Each day, Monday through Friday, 60-90 minutes of on-demand content including keynotes, student speakers, student-led workshops, and prayers will be released. The content for each day will be based on a theme, beginning with the legacy of the Jesuit martyrs as context for the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice, followed by issue-area specific days, and ending with a call to action. All pre-session content is on-demand, and will be available by 8AM ET each day.

Monday, October 19
Theme: Prophetic Resilience: Breaking Down. Building Up. 

  • Breaking Open the Theme
  • Keynote: Prophetic Resilience: Breaking Down. Building Up.
  • Student Workshop
  • Prophetic Resilience Prayer Resource

Tuesday, October 20
Theme: Migration Justice 

  • Keynote: Kino Border Initiative (30 minutes)
  • Student Speaker (5 minutes)
  • Student Workshop: Brophy Prep (30 minutes)
  • Migration Justice Prayer Resource

Wednesday, October 21
Theme: Ecological Justice 

  • Keynote: Ecological Justice 
  • Student Speaker (5 minutes)
  • Student Workshop: Bishop O’Dowd High School
  • Ecological Justice Prayer Resource

Thursday, October 22
Theme: Racial Justice

  • Keynote: Sr. Helen Prejean (20 minutes)
  • Student Speaker (5 minutes)
  • Student Workshop: Cristo Rey Baltimore (30 minutes)
  • Racial Justice Prayer Resource

Friday, October 23
Theme: Moving to Action 

  • Keynote: Moving to Action (20 minutes)
  • Student Speaker (5 minutes)
  • Student Workshop: Creighton University Ignatian Advocacy Club (30 minutes)
  • Advocacy Prayer Resource
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK
    The professional development track will include a combination of live and pre-recorded elements. On Friday, October 16th pre-recorded workshops will be released via the digital platform. Participants can view the workshops that are of interest to them and sign up to participate in a roundtable discussion with the session facilitator that will take place in the evenings of October 19-23. The sessions for Ignatian educators and parish staff will be included in the program.

More details coming soon!

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IFTJ 2020 THEME

Inspired by people of faith who witness to the truth of our interdependence, we are called to break down all that separates us from the love of God, from each other, and from flourishing. We are called to become vulnerable in order to break down biases and unfair privileges. We are called to holy boldness in order to name divisive self-interests and uproot the causes of oppression and violence. We are called to uncover and remember, in the words of Pope Francis during the coronavirus pandemic, “our blessed common belonging, of which we cannot be deprived: our belonging as brothers and sisters.”

Inspired by communities of faith who remind us of our power as co-creators with God, we are called to build up our individual and collective capacities for healing and justice. We are called to rise up for the common good. We are called to tap into the energy of the Spirit at work in ourselves and in others so that, in the words of Sr. Ita Ford who was murdered in El Salvador 40 years ago, we may find something that gives us deep meaning and keeps us moving forward together.

Using the power of a virtual space to connect our network, the 2020 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice will serve as a witness to our resilience—continuing our work to collectively seek a more just world even in the midst of a pandemic. 

In these days in particular, we are called to prophetic resilience, described by Sr. Thea Bowman,  whose death 30 years ago we commemorate and whose holiness we seek: “let us sing, let us resolve, let us unite, let us be practical and let us break bread together.”

A BIGGER AUDIENCE.
EVEN BIGGER OPPORTUNITIES.

SPONSORSHIP

Our justice-loving sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers help make the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice possible.
We plan to reach 5,000+ people this year. Want to join us?

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