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Make Justice Your Goal

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ADVOCACY WEEK

March 21–25, 2022
Hosted by the Peace and Justice Ambassadors

Established in 2010, this annual event highlights the importance of advocacy in transforming the economic, social and political issues that concern us. The goal is to empower Villanovans to form a network of advocates and activists to effect social change. 

We invite classes, clubs, teams, groups and individuals to "Use Their Voice" and sponsor a petition, letter-writing campaign or other event aimed at a specific issue relevant to their interests or work.

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Info/Training Sessions

March 10 | 67 PM | Driscoll 221
March 14 | 7:308:30 PM | Bartley 3010

Please attend one session to learn how to raise awareness of your cause.

Oscar Romero Solidarity Lecture

March 21 | 7–8:30 PM | Driscoll 132

Be inspired by guest speaker Roz Pichardo, a community activist in Philadelphia, the founder of Operation Save Our City and the subject of the documentary Hello Sunshine.

Advocacy Tables

March 22–24 | 11:30 AM–1:30 PM | Connelly Atrium (Lower Level)

All are welcome to to stop by, learn about important issues and take specific steps to advocate for change.

Questions?

Contact Villanova Advocacy.

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Act! Speak! Build! Week

Building alone cannot provide shelter for the 1.6 billion people who live in poverty housing. Act! Speak! Build! Week expands the scope of Habitat’s mission from raising a hammer and raising funds to also raising your voice. Villanova’s Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity takes part in this week of education and action every spring. Reach out the Habitat Eboard to learn more: vuhabitat1@gmail.com

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CRS Ambassadors

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Ambassadors are trained by and work closely with CRS, the third largest US international private relief and development agency. The Ambassadors gain in-depth knowledge on fair trade, food security, global health and HIV-AIDS, immigration, and peacebuilding. In turn, they educate, resource and contribute to student groups and University programming. They also create initiatives on these issues.

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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

In this annual event, which began at Villanova in 1975, the Villanova community discusses the root causes of poverty, especially food insecurity and homelessness. We raise awareness through education, show solidarity with those who are hungry and homeless, take immediate actions, and advocate for broader, long-term solutions that address systemic causes. Learn more about HHAW.

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Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.

The IFTJ has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989.

Students participate in the Ignatian Family Teach-In to learn about current social justice issues, spend time in fellowship, reflection, and prayer, and then advocate on Capitol Hill.
 
The 2022 IFTJ will take place October 22-24 in Washington, DC.  Participation cost is $20 and covers transportation, lodging, and food.  We hope you join us!  If you are interested in learning more, talk to Greg Blanc, Graduate Resident Minister or Kate Giancatarino, Campus Minister.