Be part of the largest annual Catholic/Jesuit social justice gathering in the United States! IFTJ is an opportunity for members of Jesuit schools and organizations to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together in Washington DC. IFTJ is grounded in a rich history of honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989, and has focused on social justice themes such as immigration reform, environmental justice, racial justice, and many others.
This year because of COVID-19, the Teach-In will be a virtual event taking place Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25. The theme is, "Prophetic Resilience: Breaking Down, Building Up". The focus of IFTJ this year is to break down privilege and bias and to build up one another to promote equality and justice for all. The keynote speakers for the conference are Olga Segura, Fr. Bryan Massingale (Fordham Professor!), Bishop Mark Seitz, and Mauricio López. There will be breakout sessions on dozens of other social justice topics and reflection on how we bring what we learn back to Fordham.The major perk of the teach-in being virtual is that you will be able to have all these keynotes and break out groups recorded and archived for you to access for the next nine months! An advocacy opportunity will be available for your participation on Monday, October 26.
For more information about the Teach-in: https://ignatiansolidarity.net/iftj/
Campus Ministry has purchased the tickets to the conference so there is NO COST TO STUDENTS TO ATTEND THE IFTJ THIS YEAR, but spaces are limited.
To register for IFTJ 2020
The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Fordham's delegation is hosted by a collaborative effort between Campus Ministry and the Center for Community Engaged Learning within the division of Mission Integration and Planning. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Gibney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All are welcome!