Schedule

Break open “Mercy in Action” with renowned keynotes, find inspiration in Ignatian network speakers, pray, sing, reflect, advocate, and get to know the Ignatian family. There’s something for everyone at #iftj16.

Please note: Schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, November 12

Pre-Sessions (Separate Registration Required)

10:00-4:00Teaching Courage, Acting Justly: Breaking Down Justice EducationRegister
11:30Pre-Session Registration Begins
12:00-5:00Teach-In Pre-Session: Intercultural Dialogue and Racial Equity Workshop ($)Register
3:00-4:10Teach-In Pre-Sessions:
Jesuit Martyrs I
Jesuit Martyrs II
Voices From the Margins Film Fest
Register
4:15-5:45Young Alumni Event: Happy Hour Q&A with Greg Boyle, S.J. ($10) Register
4:30-5:40Teach-In Pre-Sessions: Advocacy 101 | Advocacy 201 | Beyond the Break Register

General Program

3:00General IFTJ Registration Begins
6:00Session 1: Space for keynotes and Ignatian network speakers to share stories and challenge participants to witness and engage mercy in action
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Opening Prayer
  • Ignatian Network Speaker: Dylan Brown – Being a Black Man in the Age of Police Brutality and Incarceration
  • Ignatian Network Speaker: Zahara Kazmi – Mercy in Action and Islam
  • Policy Briefing: Criminal Justice – Joan F. Neal, NETWORK
  • Keynote: Greg Boyle, S.J.
7:55Break: Say hello to our exhibitors
8:20Large Scale Breakout Sessions
(Note: No separate registration required)
  • Citizens, Cities, and Law Enforcement: Perspectives on Building Community Trust – Greg Boyle, S.J., Homeboy Industries, Roy L. Austin, Jr., White House, Anthony Lloyd, The Intersection, and Akiel Owens, The Intersection
  • On Pilgrimage With Jesus – James Martin, S.J., America Media
  • Seeking Environmental Justice: Rising to the Challenge in Flint – Rick Carter, Michigan Faith Action Network, Daniel Volpe, Operation Hydration
  • Embracing Mercy in a Chaotic World – Michele Broemmelsiek, Catholic Relief Services
  • Blessed Oscar Romero and Pope Francis: Brothers in the Spirit and Allies in the Option for the Poor – Martin Maier, S.J., Jesuit European Social Center
  • What’s Next? Analyzing the 2016 Election and Moving Forward to Mend the Gaps – Simone Campbell, S.S.S., NETWORK
  • Optimism and Charity in Polarized Politics – Kerry Weber and Ashley McKinless, America Media
  • Immigration: From Local to Global – Kristen Lionetti, Jesuit Conference, Joanna Williams, Kino Border Initiative
  • Conversations: LGBTQ Issues on Campus – Jack Raslowsky, Xavier High School
9:30Prayer for the Jesuit Martyrs
10:00Reflection Time

Sunday, November 13

8:30Session 2: Space for keynotes and Ignatian network speakers to share stories and challenge participants to witness and engage mercy in action
  • Opening Prayer
  • Ignatian Network Speaker: Jorge Palacios Jr. – Mercy in Immigration: A Systematic Look at Context and Relationship Between the United States and México
  • Ignatian Network Speaker: Kevin Yonkers-Talz – Solidarity with El Salvador: Meeting the Victims, Falling in Love
  • Policy Briefing: Immigration Reform Kristen Lionetti, Jesuit Conference
  • Keynote: Norma Pimentel, MJ
10:10Break
10:40Breakout Session #2
(Note: No separate registration required)
11:30Lunch
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1:10Breakout Session #3
(Note: No separate registration required)
2:10Session 3: Space for keynotes and Ignatian network speakers to share stories and challenge participants to witness and engage mercy in action
  • Ignatian Network Speaker: Jim Lund – Haloes and Handcuffs: How a Couple Saints Disrupted My Life
  • Ignatian Network Speaker: Council for Inclusion, Change and Equity – Seeking Justice at the Intersection of Mercy and Privilege
  • Ignatian Network Speaker: Sebastien Quach – Loving Unconditionally: Where Did We Go Wrong?
  • Keynote: Lisa Sharon Harper
  • Voices From the Margins Film Fest Winner
3:40Break: Say hello to our exhibitors
4:15Liturgy
5:45Dinner
7:15Small Group Advocacy Trainings
8:45Reflection Time

Monday, November 14

9:00Public Witness at Columbus Circle (Outside of Union Station, Washington, D.C.)
10:00Advocacy Day

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