St. Ignatius Dialogues & Jesuit Cup

The LMU Communication Arts & Advocacy Program invites Jesuit Universities and the member schools of the Civic Debate Conference to the St. Ignatius Dialogues & Jesuit Cup organized in collaboration with the LA Mission and Homeboy/Homegirl Enterprises, Saturday-Sunday, October 26-27, 2019.

The St. Ignatius Dialogues will provide students a unique opportunity to witness, reflect, discuss, and collaborate through constructive dialogue with civic stakeholders on the topics of hunger and homelessness. Inspired by the work and words of Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, the St. Ignatius Dialogues aspire to provide an experiential learning opportunity that combines social action with collaborative dialogue to improve understanding, produce knowledge, and promote the ability of students to negotiate consensus on difficult policy, economic, and social questions.

The St. Ignatius Dialogues are a public-service-learning and civic debate initiative addressing hunger and homelessness. The program will begin with student site-visits to the LA Mission and Home-boy/Homegirl Enterprises to observe and experience firsthand the challenges facing LA stakeholders and communities combatting hunger and homelessness. After the site visits, students will compete in four rounds of collaborative debates on the topics of hunger and homelessness including a championship round, the Jesuit Cup.

The LA Mission is a not-for-profit organization which exists to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need.

Homeboy/Homegirl initiatives is a not-for-profit organization which provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.

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