Gonzaga Participates in Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

Last weekend, 25 students and staff attended the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Arlington, Virginia. 

IFTJ is the largest annual Catholic social justice gathering in the United States, where students, teachers, priests, parishioners, and other members of the Jesuit network come together to discuss and pray about social issues.

During the event, senior Ben Campion gave a speech on the main stage--to a crowd of more than 2,000 from around the world--about the need to address climate change. Junior Luke Elliot also gave a speech called One Campus, Two Worlds, about the rich relationship between Gonzaga and the McKenna Center. 

After attending the weekend events, a group of nine students traveled to Capitol Hill on Monday, November 18 to advocate for the most vulnerable members of society. The group visited Virginia Senator Mark Warner's office to discuss climate and immigration policy.

On Monday, Gonzaga also hosted students and teachers from Colegio Ibero Tijuana, a Jesuit school in Tijuana, Mexico, who had travelled to Washington for the Teach-In. The students were paired with Gonzaga AP Spanish students, attending their morning classes with them.

Click the play button below to watch Ben Campion's speech. 

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