SCU students and Washington Mothers engage in quarter-long dialogue on social justice then travel to Washington DC to share stories with representatives and offer ideas for social change.
In the hopes of bringing the voices of the Washington community in San Jose to Washington, D.C., a delegation of Santa Clara students and staff representing SCU and Washington community members involved with the Thriving Neighbors Initiative gathers at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in November. The Ignatian Family Teach-In is an annual gathering in Washington, D.C. of representatives from various Jesuit institutions to reflect on and call for social change in the spirit of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador.
SCU students and staff spend time engaging with local community members to build relationships and deepen awareness of issues impacting the Greater Washington Neighborhood. The Washington community--located south of downtown San Jose--is home to a large immigrant population, strong community organizations, and seasoned community leaders. It is also one of the most socioeconomically challenged regions of Santa Clara County. As part of the Teach-In, the delegation will participate in an Advocacy Day, where they will discuss issues with their local representatives.
For more information on the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, please visit their website.