Video: Creating Safe Spaces for Undocumented Students on Campus

The Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Office at Loyola University Chicago , partnering with the Ignatian Solidarity Network, have shared a video presentation from their “Undocumented Students Ally Trainings” program. This video focuses on skills to understand the value and importance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of undocumented students. The training session aims to generate knowledge for self-learning and to increase on-campus support for undocumented students.

At Loyola University Chicago, upon completing the training, trainees receive a placard that recognizes them as allies and as points of support for undocumented students on campus. The goal is that participants display these placards in their work area to invite questions and/or dialogue about the issues that impact this community.  For more information, see the blog post from Ignatian Solidarity Network.

Apply Now: CRS University SALT Summit

Save the date for this summer’s CRS University SALT Summit!

This summer, July 24-26, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is offering a three day leadership conference for current CRS Student Ambassadors, who are invited to engage in higher-level skills training. Teams of 1-3 students, preferably rising sophomores and juniors, are invited to apply to attend the training in Baltimore, MD.

At the training participants will engage in:

  • Community building with other ambassadors and advisors
  • Connecting with CRS staff and experts
  • Prayer and reflection
  • Skill-building workshops (i.e. campus mobilizing, media/communications, advocacy)
  • Content-based workshops to dive deeper into areas of CRS expertise (i.e. human trafficking, Syrian refugee crisis, climate change).
  • Traveling together to Capitol Hill to hear from government experts about the importance of integrating our faith into working for global justice and advocacy and then to do our own advocacy on issues of global justice and peace.
  • Idea sharing on engaging with CRS programs on campus (i.e. CRS Rice Bowl & CRS Fair Trade)

The priority deadline to apply is March 11. Download this flyer for more information!

Register Now: Earth Corps Servant Leadership Training

The Franciscan Action Network announces a weekend experiential training conference for Earth Corps Chapter leaders nationwide. If you are a young adult (ages 18-35), you are invited to come to DC, activate your faith, and experience Franciscan spirituality during the Feast of St. Francis. Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, author of Eager To Love: The Alternative Way of St. Francis has agreed to join the training by teleconference during the weekend; he’ll discuss the uniqueness of the Franciscan approach to life and answer questions from the attendees.

The weekend is scheduled for October 3rd – 5th, with the option of arriving October 2nd. The events will be held at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, which is where the FAN offices are located. This retreat-like setting will offer a peaceful, contemplative backdrop to the weekend. At this intensive training, attendees will be able to meet other leaders from around the country, share ideas, gather valuable tools to boost membership, and gain immediate servant leadership experience.

Head to the website to learn ways to register.