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The Loyola School of Education Master's in curriculum and instruction for social justice program to Sponsor 21st Annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

The Loyola University Maryland School of Education Master's in curriculum and instruction for social justice program (CISJ) will sponsor the 21st annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, D.C. from November 3-5. 

“For more than two decades, the Teach-In has invited the Jesuit network and broader Catholic Church to reflect on the realities of injustice faced by many in the U.S. and beyond,” says Christopher Kerr, executive director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network. “In a time of fear and division, this year’s theme invites attendees to understand the stories and lived experiences behind the issues to better understand the intersectional complexities of work for justice—and to find the courage to tackle those complexities in our shared work for justice.”

The 2018 theme, Discipleship at the Crossroads: The Courage to Journey Together as an Intersectional Community, invites participants to journey to the intersections of today’s most pressing and timely justice issues. Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Ph.D., academic director and associate professor of curriculum and instruction for social justice, will connect with young alumni of Jesuit and Catholic universities at the conference for a kickoff networking event along with a group of CISJ alumni ambassadors.

Flores hopes to provide attendees with insights and connections in the local education community from educators who have studied social justice theories and applied them to their work in the classroom and community.

The curriculum and instruction for social justice program is an interdisciplinary degree which unpacks the field of K-12 education, teaching, and the impact on society. Grounded in social justice theories and informed by current understandings of learning, graduates will appreciate the rich assets within marginalized communities that can be harnessed to enhance the lives of students and empower communities, while understanding how dominant structures and institutions have been created resulting in adverse purposes.

Those unable to attend the conference can join the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice via Livestream: http://igsol.net/livestream

Visit the curriculum and instruction for social justice program website to learn more about the master’s degree.

 

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