Teach In


The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is an annual gathering of students from Jesuit institutions from all across the country. Each year Ignatian family gathers to respond to the justice issues of our day and honor the lives of the Salvadoran martyrs. The event serves to educate and provide the opportunity for advocacy and action. This year we will meet in Washington, D.C. so that we can meet with our governmental representatives to discuss the School of the Americas, immigration, and other important social justice concerns.

The Teach-In commemorates the anniversary of the 6 Jesuit priests and 2 lay women at the University of Central America who were murdered on November 16th 1989 by U.S.-trained Salvadoran troops.

The Ignatian Family Teach-In is a powerful experience, especially for students, who connect with their faith through education, liturgy, and nonviolent action. The Ignatian Family Teach-In began in 1998 under the guidance of Bob Holstein and the Jesuit Companions. Under the direction of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, the teach-in has grown in each year since its inception, attracting over 1,500 people from nearly all 28 Jesuit Colleges and Universities and many Jesuit High Schools. The Teach-In now also includes an Advocacy Day when students are encouraged to lobby their representatives on legislation that impacts social justice issues of our day.

The group will be traveling by air to Washington, D.C., in the morning of Saturday, November 7 and staying at the Marriott Gateway-Crystal City, the site of the teach-in. The group will return in the late evening of Monday, November 9, 2015. You will need to inform your instructors regarding absences on November 9.

Student Cost is $200. Because this experience is substantially subsidized, we can only select 12 student participants for the Ignatian Family Teach-In. Please complete your application thoughtfully!

Important Information for 2015 Dates

Date Time Event Location
Sept. 1   Applications Open online
Oct. 9 11:59 pm Applications Close online
Oct. 26 8:15 pm Delegation Prep Meeting AMU 252
Nov. 2 8:15 pm Delegation Prep Meeting AMU 252
Nov. 7-9  -- Ignatian Family Teach-In Washington, D.C.
Dec. 7 8:30 pm Post-trip Reflection AMU 252

This event is co-sponsored by J.U.S.T.I.C.E..

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