Ignatian Family Teach-In

Ignatian Family 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 16, 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 27 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 16 and staying at the Marriott Gateway-Crystal City, the site of the teach-in. The group will return in the late evening of Monday. You will need to inform your instructors regarding absences on November 18.


Student Cost: $275 (Includes airfare, room, and registration fees)


Registration is now closed.

Important Information for 2019 Dates

  • Sept. 1: Applications open online
  • Oct. 10 at 11:59 p.m.: Applications close online
  • Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m.: Delegation Prep Meeting in AMU 252
  • Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m.: Delegation Prep Meeting, Location t.b.d.
  • Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Commemoration of the UCA, Location t.b.d.
  • Nov. 16-18 (All day): Ignatian Family Teach In, Washington, D.C.
  • Nov. 25 at 5:30 p.m.: Post trip reflection, Location t.b.d.

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