Twelve Prep students and four faculty and staff members joined over 2,000 others for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ): Rowing into the Deep-Magis Meets Justice in Washington, D.C. from November 4-6.
The IFTJ is a yearly meeting that brings together members of Jesuit institutions and the larger Catholic community to learn and prayerfully reflect on issues that concern faith and social justice as well as the need to advocate on them. It is produced by the Ignatian Solidarity Network.
For those in attendance from Prep, this year’s meeting included two days of keynote presentations and breakout sessions followed by a day on Capitol Hill where they advocated on behalf of immigration and criminal justice reform with aides from the offices of Representative Don Bacon and Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse. Participants included Matthew Anderson ‘19, Connor Artz ‘18, Matthew Chambers ‘18, Max Doocy ‘18, Michael Horn ‘18, Matthew Lemar ‘20, Connell Monaghan ‘18, Jalen Nichols ‘18, Seth Sandoval-Skeet ‘18, Jackson Tatum ‘18, Joe Thibodeau ’18, Ben Wingerter ’18, Ms. Emily Taber, Ms. Sara Schulte-Bukowinski, Mr. Tom Murray and Mr. Joe Ryberg ’84.