Solidarity on Tap Cleveland
April 22, 7-9pm, Market Garden Brewery, 1947 West 25th St., Cleveland, OH
Solidarity on Tap is a simple gathering for socializing and social justice. The Ignatian Solidarity Network, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Jesuitical, and Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Maryknoll Lay Missioners, along with The Sisters of Charity Foundation and other local partners welcome all to Solidarity on Tap | Cleveland.
Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase. All are welcome (21 and over).
Around 7:15 p.m. José Arnulfo Cabrera and Brenna Davis will speak on environmental push factors of migration.
José Arnulfo Cabrera serves as the Director of Education and Advocacy on Migration at the Ignatian Solidarity Network. José was born in a small village in Mexico and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cabrera started organizing for immigration reform issues in high school, sharing his migration family’s story and how he would benefit from legislation like the DREAM Act. After high school, Cabrera, a DACA recipient, studied at Xavier University, while at the same time working at the Inter-community Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) in Cincinnati where he started a group called Youth Educating Society (YES). Through his work at IJPC and YES he became an advocate for DACA recipients across Cincinnati, particularly at Xavier, by training and working with staff members on making Xavier a DACA friendly campus. Post-graduation, Cabrera served as a government relations associate at NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice in Washington, D.C. where he enhanced his understanding and knowledge of furthering pro-immigrant policy.
Brenna Davis serves as the Director of Environmental Initiatives at the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Originally from Tennessee, Brenna graduated from Boston College in 2010 with a B.A. in theology and Spanish. After graduation, she moved to Cleveland as a Jesuit Volunteer and served at The West Side Catholic Center, a multi-service center for people experiencing homelessness. At the end of her JV year, Brenna began working at Saint Martin de Porres, Cleveland’s Cristo Rey High School, as a theology and social justice teacher, cross country coach, and the self-proclaimed assistant to the director of facilities in all sustainability initiatives on campus. She is a certified spiritual director, Cuyahoga County Master Recycler, and is a member of NCR’s EarthBeat Advisory Panel. In her spare time, Brenna enjoys reading, running, bullet journaling, speaking Spanish, writing letters, and digging through trash cans to properly sort recycling.