Seelos Grantees Call Teach-In a “Powerful Opportunity”
The Ignatian Solidarity Network's annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice brought together over 2,000 students and administrators of Jesuit schools and universities, Jesuit-educated alumni, Jesuit parish members, and other Ignatian family friends in Washington, DC, earlier this month. The agenda was designed to teach, inspire, create community, advocate, and this year, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the UCA martyrs. The theme this year was "Radical Hope, Prophetic Action," and it focused on the lives and impact of the six Jesuits and two laypeople who lost their lives at the University of Central America in El Salvador in 1989 because of their open embrace of justice and their work on behalf of the marginalized in El Salvador.
Thanks to the generous, donor-funded ASN Seelos Grant, three Alpha Sigma Nu student members were able to participate in this year's Teach-In. The Seelos Grant is open to student members and helps eliminate financial barriers to attending Ignatian leadership and social justice conferences. Learn more about the grants here.
BC Chapter leader SoYun Chang (Boston College `19) had this to say:
The Teach-in was absolutely incredible!! I am so so so glad I got the chance to go and would highly recommend to any other ASN members, especially leaders. The conference has helped me to realize how powerful the Ignatian family can be when brought together. This was particularly evident on Advocacy Day when 1500+ young men and women were getting their voices heard. It was also extremely eye-opening to hear from different individuals on various topics of social justice.
Photo of SoYun Chang and Aaron Salzman (Boston College `19) at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice