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The Catholic Campus & Advocacy for Justice

“Never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!” – Pope Francis

Thank you for signing up to participate in The Catholic Campus & Advocacy for Justice conference.
Please complete registration by April 13, 2018.
Registration fee: $15 a person to pay at the registration table for non sponsoring institutions.
Checks may be made payable to Iona College

Note: All fields are required, unless specified.

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Please choose a workshop from each session.

Workshop Session I (4:30 – 5:15 p.m.):

  • “ADELANTE: Student Voices”
    Dream Act & DACA/Westchester Dream Coalition
    Daisy Torres-Baez, Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, Purchase College
    How can you support the rights and dreams of immigrant children? Presentation sponsored by the Westchester Dream Coalition.
  • “Children’s Rights Are Human Rights: Collaborating with India’s Nine is Mine”
    Iona in Mission – India; Organized by Sarah McIlwaine ’18, Iona College
    Learn about how you can advocate for the rights of children to live in a sustainable world that values justice, equity, and opportunity. Hear from Iona College’s Iona in Mission India 2008 team as they discuss ways to collaborate with Nine as Mine, a children’s rights organization focused on health issues and educational access and inclusion.
  • “Eco-Justice Advocacy - Caring for Our Common Home"
    Sr. Carol De Angelo, SC, MSW, M. Div
    Director of Office of Justice and Integrity of Creation, Sisters of Charity of New York
    Br. Kevin Cawley, CFC, PhD
    Executive Director of the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue
    This workshop will present current eco-justice issues and strategies to address them in the context of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home.
  • “Faithbased Advocacy: Educate, Organize, Lobby!”
    Meg Olson, Grassroots Mobilization Associate, Network
    Would you like to see our nation’s public policies serve the common good? Are you unsure of how to make that happen? Come learn some basics about faithbased advocacy and how you can educate, organize, and lobby to transform politics!
  • Human Trafficking: Closer to Home Than One Imagines”
    Lima James, MSW, Education & Development Manager, LifeWay Network
    LifeWay Network joins the global movement against human trafficking by providing safe housing for women who have been trafficked, and offering education about trafficking to the general public.
  • “Living Your Faith Through Fair Trade”
    Jacqueline Martin and Donya Quhshi, Manhattan College
    Did you know that you can live out the values of your faith through purchases you make every day? Fair Trade protects the rights and dignity of workers, stewards the environment, and prevents forced labor. Hear from student organizers about their experiences working on Fair Trade campaigns.
  • “Spirituality and Student Organizing”
    Dr. Kevin Ahern, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College
    This workshop will draw from historical and contemporary experiences from around the world to highlight the power and potential of student organizing from the campus to the halls of the United Nations.
  • “The Promise and Peril of Restorative Justice”
    Dr. Andrew Scotnicki, Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College
    Restorative Justice is an important and humane innovation in restructuring the dynamics of the trial process. Despite its strengths, it cannot avoid the trap of threatening violence on those unwilling or incapable of entering into its rules of procedure.

Workshop Session II (5:20 – 6:05 p.m.):

  • “ADELANTE: Student Voices”
    Dream Act & DACA/Westchester Dream Coalition
    Daisy Torres-Baez, Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, Purchase College
    How can you support the rights and dreams of immigrant children? Presentation sponsored by the Westchester Dream Coalition.
  • “Eco-Justice Advocacy - Caring for Our Common Home"
    Sr. Carol De Angelo, SC, MSW, M. Div
    Director of Office of Justice and Integrity of Creation, Sisters of Charity of New York
    Br. Kevin Cawley, CFC, PhD
    Executive Director of the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue
    This workshop will present current eco-justice issues and strategies to address them in the context of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home.
  • Human Trafficking: Closer to Home Than One Imagines”
    Lima James, MSW, Education & Development Manager, LifeWay Network
    LifeWay Network joins the global movement against human trafficking by providing safe housing for women who have been trafficked, and offering education about trafficking to the general public.
  • “Living Your Faith Through Fair Trade”
    Jacqueline Martin and Donya Quhshi, Manhattan College
    Did you know that you can live out the values of your faith through purchases you make every day? Fair Trade protects the rights and dignity of workers, stewards the environment, and prevents forced labor. Hear from student organizers about their experiences working on Fair Trade campaigns.
  • “Racial Wealth and Income Gap”
    Claudia Brock, Grassroots Mobilization Manger, Network
    This interactive learning experience teaches participants key policies and practices that were implemented throughout American history that led to the intentional divestment of the Black community. Join us for an important discussion about structural racism and how our collective history informs our present.  Note: While this workshop is open to all, it is especially helpful for White allies who want to educate themselves more about how our nation’s policies have been built on White supremacy.
  • “Spirituality and Student Organizing”
    Dr. Kevin Ahern, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College
    This workshop will draw from historical and contemporary experiences from around the world to highlight the power and potential of student organizing from the campus to the halls of the United Nations.
  • “The Promise and Peril of Restorative Justice”
    Dr. Andrew Scotnicki, Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College
    Restorative Justice is an important and humane innovation in restructuring the dynamics of the trial process. Despite its strengths, it cannot avoid the trap of threatening violence on those unwilling or incapable of entering into its rules of procedure.
  • “From Womb to Tomb: Advocating for a Consistent ethic of life”
    Organized by Ceire Kealty ’18, Iona College
    A consistent ethic of life embraces the unborn and all who struggle to live the margins - the poor, the vulnerable, the death row inmate as the ill and elderly who lack proper health insurance.  This workshop explores practical ways to promote a solidarity with all whose rights and dignity are being violated.
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