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October 11-13, 2019

El Paso, TX

ESC Region 19 Head Start
11670 Chito Samaniego Dr, El Paso, TX 79936

What Is The Teach-In 2019: Jornada por la Justicia?

 

The Teach-In 2019: Jornada por la Justicia is a three-day gathering of a powerful network of Catholic Latino organizers, labor leaders, scholars and activists to make real change through concrete action.

 

The Teach-In will feature workshops, leadership tools, strategy sessions, coalition building, nationally recognized speakers and direct public action based on the themes of immigration identity, anti-racism, Catholicism and local issues.

The Teach-In: Jornada por la Justicia
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October 11-13, 2019

El Paso, TX

Registration is open!

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Who is Coordinating This Gathering? 

 

The Teach-In 2019: Jornada por la Justicia is co-presented by the HOPE Border Institute and the Latinx Catholic Leadership Coalition. 

 

HOPE is an independent Catholic organization that brings the perspective of Catholic social teaching to bear on the realities unique to our US-Mexico border region. Through a robust program of research and policy work, leadership development and action, we work to build justice and deepen solidarity across the borderlands. 

 

The Latinx Catholic Leadership Coalition is a new initiative born out of the III National Symposium on Catholic Hispanic Ministry held at the University of Notre Dame this past July. This national group of scholars, theologians, ministers and community organizers is committed to envisioning the future of Latinx Catholic Leadership across the country.

Teach-in 2019: Jornada por la Justicia Agenda Overview

Agenda

 

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

 

2 PM - Registration Opens

5:15 PM - Opening Prayer and Blessing

5:30 PM - Plenary - Our Communities Are Under Attack: Undermining White Supremacy Through Solidarity

 

Introduction: Dr. Jeremy Cruz, Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, St. John’s University

Presentation: Msgr. Arturo Bañuelas, Chairman, Hope Border Institute

Respondent: Dr. Dulcinea Lara, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, New Mexico State University

6:30 PM - Celebración Dinner and Networking

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

8 AM - Registration Opens | Mex-Continental Breakfast

 

8:30 AM - Morning Prayer

 

9 AM - Plenary II: Latinx Theological Narratives y la Construcción del poder político

 

Facilitator: Karina De Avila

Panelist: Dr. Neomi DeAnda, President, Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States

Panelist: Dr. Michael Nicolás Okiniczyc-Cruz, Executive Director, Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership

Panelist: Mr. Xorje Olivares, Host, Affirmative Reaction on SiriusXM

 

10 AM - Workshops I

- A Catholic Framework for Understanding the Basics of Organizing: One-on-One’s
Joanna Arellano, Founding Board Member and Training Committee Chair of the Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership (CSPL)

 

- Overcoming Racism: Resources for Faith Communities I
Alonzo Mendoza, Organizer, Texas State Teachers Association and Ilka Vega, Community Engagement & Administrative Specialist, HOPE Border Institute

- A Catholic Framework for Understanding the Basics of Organizing: One-on-One’s (en español)

- Operation Gatekeeper’s Deadly Legacy: Our Continued Resistance Against Border Militarization
Johana Bencomo, Director of Organizing, New Mexico CAFé

- Know Your Rights and Building Rapid Response Networks
Dr. Jeremy Cruz, Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, St. John’s University and Dr. Victor Carmona, Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego, and SJU Students

- Familias Unidas del Chamizal: Centering Women’s Voices in Social Justice
Hilda Villegas and Cemelli de Aztlan, Familias Unidas del Chamizal

- Systemic Oppression: Family Separation & Suppressing the Vote
Mr. Carlos Spector, Esq., Co-founder, Mexicanos en Exilio

- Eyes and Ears for Justice: Immigration Court Observations
Edith Tapia, Policy Analyst, HOPE Border Institute

 

 

11 AM - Workshops II

- An Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching

John DeCostanza, DMin., Founding Board Member of the Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership (CSPL)

- Overcoming Racism: Resources for Faith Communities II
Alonzo Mendoza, Organizer, Texas State Teachers Association & Ilka Vega, Community Engagement & Administrative Specialist, HOPE Border Institute

 

- The Power of Census 2020
Paulina López, MPA, Senior Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau

- The El Paso Massacre and Invisibilizing Latino Identity

- Orientation to the Pastoral Migratoria Model of the Archdiocese of Chicago (en español)
Miguel Salazar, Senior Coordinator for Immigration Ministry, Archdiocese of Chicago

- Know Your Rights and Building Rapid Response Networks
Dr. Jeremy Cruz, Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, St. John’s University and Dr. Victor Carmona, Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego, and SJU Students

- Systemic Oppression: Family Separation & Suppressing the Vote
Mr. Carlos Spector, Esq., Co-founder, Mexicanos en Exilio

- Eyes and Ears for Justice: Immigration Court Observations
Edith Tapia, Policy Analyst, HOPE Border Insitute

 

 

12:30 PM - Plenary III: From the Margins to the Center: Latinx Power and Immigration Reform

 

Facilitator: Fr. Jon Pedigo, Director for Advocacy and Community Engagement, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara

Panelist: Montserrat Garibay, Secretary-Treasurer, Texas AFL-CIO

Panelist: Mr. Dylan Corbett, Executive Director, Hope Border Institute

2 PM - Workshops III

- The Historical Jesus and our Present Moment
Michael N. Okinczyc-Cruz, DMin. Executive Director of the Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership (CSPL) 

- Overcoming Racism: Resources for Faith Communities III

Alonzo Mendoza, Organizer, Texas State Teachers Association and Ilka Vega, Community Engagement & Administrative Specialist, HOPE Border Institute

- Migration: A Way of Nonviolence and the Need for Strategic Resistance
Pietro Ameglio (video recording) Miembro del Servicio Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ), del Colectivo “Pensar en voz alta”, y del Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad en 2011. Scott Wright- Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach. And, Eli McCarthy- Director of Justice and Peace, CMSM

- Border Theology and Spirituality for Activism Today
Dr. Neomi De Anda, President, Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States

- Connecting the Dots: Bodies, Borders, Prisons, Policing, and Abolitionist Spirituality
Mauricio Najarro, PhD, Joint UC Berkeley-UCSF Medical Anthropology Program

- Latinx Student Activism and Resistance
Cesar (CJ) Baldelomar, Ph.D. student at Boston College and Co-Founder of Learning for Life Solutions, LLC

- Self Care and Community Care
Kathryn Revytak, LCSW-S, Trauma Informed Care Manager, El Paso Child Guidance Center

- The Social Construction of Race and Racialized Violence in the Southwest
Dr. Nick Natividad, Department of Criminal Justice, New Mexico State University

5 PM - Public Action

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

 

8 AM - Mex-Continental Breakfast

 

9 AM - Plenary IV: Latinx Leadership for the Present Moment

 

Facilitator: Marisa Limón Garza, Deputy Director, Hope Border Institute

Panelist: Dr. Luis Fraga, Director, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame

Panelist: Melissa Cedillo, Graduate Student, Harvard Divinity School

Panelist: Lorena Andrade, Director, La Mujer Obrera

Panelist: Rev. Mark J. Seitz, Bishop, Diocese of El Paso

 

10 AM - Reflection & Campus Action Brainstorming Led by SJU students

11 AM - Celebración de la Eucaristía, Bishop Mark J. Seitz, Diocese of El Paso

Traveling Tips


Jornada por la Justicia will take place in El Paso, TX, which is located at the US-Mexico border neighboring Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.

Fly to El Paso

International Airport. Seven major airlines fly into El Paso (United, Delta, American, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Allegiant, and Southwest).

 

Hop on a bus 

Use a bus service such as Greyhound, Los Angeles Limousines Express, Tornado Bus Company, or Los Paisanos.

 

Drive down to El Paso

The main freeway running through El Paso is I-10. Please note that Texas is a large state and El Paso is in a more remote region of West Texas, at least eight hours by car from Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio. Plan accordingly.

 

Please Bring:
  • Driver license or other forms of identification.

  • For non-citizens, please bring documentation of immigration status

  • Dress for light fall weather but keep in mind that it might be hot.

  • Sunscreen and hat 

  • Reusable water bottle 

  • Phone and chargers, laptop optional

  • Passport if you wish to go to Mexico

Nearby Hotels

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Teach-In 2019 Checklist

  • Register to attend and pay the $15 registration fee. Make an additional donation to cover program expenses if within your budget.
     

  • Make travel arrangements and book a hotel. 
     

  • Invite friends, family, members of your parish and anyone else who may be interested. 
     

  • Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #JusticiaporlaFrontera or #JornadaporlaJusticia.
     

  • Ask your priest and parish leaders to make announcements about the teach-in at church or at parish events.
     

  • Invite student groups you know to participate.
     

  • Ask organizations or leaders in your community to attend and/or co-sponsor the event.
     

  • Post flyers at your local parish, community centers, universities, etc.
     

  • Host an info night to inform people about the event and encourage those who are on the fence.
     

  • Pack your bags. The daytime weather should be in the upper 70’s and evening weather is in the 50’s.
     

  • Attend the teach-in and action!
     

  • Write an op-ed describing your experience at the teach-in and submit it to your local newspaper.

Learn everything about the event with this Participant Toolkit

​What you'll find inside:

  • What is The Teach-In 2019: Jornada por la Justicia?

  • Why Now?

  • Who is Coordinating This Gathering?

  • When & Where?

  • Agenda Overview

  • Traveling Tips

  • Lodging Options

  • How to Register

  • Checklist

Hosted by:

Latinx Catholic

Leadership Coalition

499 St. Matthews St.

El Paso, TX 79907

info@hopeborder.org

(915) 872-8400 ext.200

© 2019 by Hope Border Institute.​

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