We invite you to attend the many events we host throughout the year. Our former JV gatherings and happy hours, meet-and-greets with staff, fundraisers, and celebration events are great opportunities to stay connected to your JVC Northwest community. We hope to see you there!
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (based in Baltimore, MD), and Ignatian Solidarity Network welcome those connected to the Jesuits and the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola (FJVs, Jesuit school alumni, Jesuit parish members, etc.) to join us for a simple gathering for socializing and social justice. Solidarity on Tap events are held throughout the country- perhaps there is one coming to a city near you.
San Diego, September 17
: Around 7:30 pm, we will have a reflection by Dr.Bill Jenkens, Founder and Executive Director of Safe Harbors Network
. Bill Jenkins grew up in Mississippi during the civil rights era. He was among the first white college student teachers to be assigned to an all-Black school in the Mississippi delta, an experience that set him on a lifelong trajectory for social justice. Bill concurrently serves as director of Safe Harbors Network and Christ Ministry Center (the “seven-days-a-week” church), an urban community center that is home to three free medical clinics, one of San Diego’s oldest food ministries, home to twelve congregations, and a thriving co-work center. CMC operates The Welcome Home, offering residential lodging for asylum seekers. Bill is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, and is known as “The Bishop of Beds” for his efforts to house and care for over 7,500 refugees over the past three years.
Cleveland, September 25
: Around 7:30 pm, we will have a reflection on Racial Equity by Erica Merritt, MA, CDP, BCC with Q&A and conversation to follow. Erica Merritt, MA, CDP, BCC. Clients describe Equius Group Founder Erica Merritt as a skilled coach, gifted facilitator and leadership and organizational development expert. A Gestalt-trained coach, Erica has extensive experience leading, designing and teaching organizational development, leadership program design and diversity management in environments ranging from community rooms to classrooms to board rooms.
Cincinnati, October 28
: Around 7:30 PM we will have a reflection titled “What Happens Next: the Truth of Life with a Child’s Unexpected Diagnosis” by Maria Dunlap, founder and CEO of Vivian’s Victory.
More events to come!