Alumni & Former Volunteers

Young Alumni

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is the largest annual national gathering of people inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. More than 1,800 people will gather in Washington, D.C. to learn, pray, and advocate for social justice. Join the growing number of individuals who use the Teach-In as a time to connect to the Ignatian network and the call to work for justice.

Bonus: Young alumni (21-35) will receive $10 off their IFTJ registration!

Exclusive Young Alumni Event

Saturday, November 4, 4:15-5:45 PM
Young Alumni Happy Hour Q&A with Sr. Simone Campbell, S.S.S.

Young alumni (ages 21-35), as well as current and former Jesuit Volunteers, are invited to attend a Q&A with Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS, with special guest emcee James Martin, SJ. The price includes one drink ticket and light appetizers.

This is a 21+ event; no undergraduate students will be permitted.

COST: $10

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Connecting to IFTJ 2017

There are plenty of spaces at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice for young alumni to dig into current justice issues, connect with former classmates and new friends, and reflect and act for justice. Join the growing number of individuals who use the Teach-In as a time to reconnect to the Ignatian network and the call to work for justice.

Saturday, November 4

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM                       Q&A with Sr. Simone Campbell, S.S.S.. and Guest Emcee James Martin, S.J.

Connect with lawyer, lobbyist and NETWORK Executive Director Sr. Simone Campbell, S.S.S., during a fun Q&A session. Cash bar and light appetizers.  (21 & OVER ONLY – NO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS)  

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM                     Ignatian Family Teach-In General Program

Hear from keynote Rev. Bryan Massingale.  and take part in a reflective prayer service to remember the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador.


Sunday, November 5

8:30 AM – 5:50 PM                       Ignatian Family Teach-In General Program

Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN and Maria Stephan, Ph.D. will offer perspectives on immigration and racial justice  from the IFTJ mainstage. Two breakout sessions will address over 40 social justice issues and how one can connect with organizations working for social change.

7:45 PM                                               Ignatian Family Liturgy

It is often described as one of the most inspiring celebrations of the Eucharist each year. Singers and musicians from across the country will come together to comprise the choir; those interested in joining this group can connect with the music leaders earlier in the weekend. Attendees are welcome to bring family members including children to the liturgy.

Monday, November 6

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM                       Public Witness & Call to Action

Join the Ignatian family in calling attention to the importance of legislative advocacy as the diverse group of IFTJ participants gather adjacent to the Capitol Hill.  The group will hear from passionate speakers and collectively commit to work for social justice via advocacy during Ignatian Family Advocacy Month in February 2017.

Want to attend for free?: Become part of the Teach-In volunteer team. Four hours of volunteering on Saturday/Sunday gets you a free registration and limited release Teach-In shirt. Learn more and sign up.

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