Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM EDT
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Washington, DC  



Eli McCarthy 

CMSM Justice & Peace Immersion 2019

Intersectional Challenges:
Poverty, Migration, and Racism in our Nation’s Capital
Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m.-Oct. 17, 1 p.m.

In the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching and praxis, local groups and religious leaders will guide us with insightful social analysis, encounters, and drawing on the dimensions of active nonviolence and a just peace ethic to both understand poverty, migration, and racism in our nation’s capital, as well as envision social transformation. We will encounter the dynamics of one of the poorest parts of our country in the midst of one of the wealthiest areas, the experiences of migrants intersecting with such poverty, and key structural challenges, such as gentrification.

ENCOUNTER: We will have the opportunity to visit organizations working closely with those on the margins. We will learn from speakers from various viewpoints on these issues. There will be regular times for Mass, group prayer, and reflection on our encounters to deepen insight and friendship with each other. 

WHO: You are invited! But also consider others in your community who may have a desire or for whom you think it may be helpful to have this personal encounter. The event is open to anyone, but we are especially inviting CMSM members. Age minimum 18.  

Housing: Washington Retreat House, 4000 Harewood Rd. NE, Washington DC 20017

Registration Fee: $250 (includes housing costs, breakfast, and two dinners). *Scholarships are available as needed.

REGISTER by August 15th, 2019

Draft Schedule

Monday Oct. 14th
Dinner and Orientation

Tuesday Oct. 15th
Mass and Breakfast
Social Analysis Process
Child Poverty and Homelessness
Visit: Gentrification Site
Showing Up for Racial Justice
Reflections on Day and Prayer

Wednesday Oct. 16th
Mass and Breakfast
Visit: Catholic Charities Migration Services
Migration: Congregation Action Network
CASA: Migrant-Led Service and Advocacy Network
Reflections on Day and Prayer

Thursday Oct. 17th
Mass and Breakfast
Visit: DC Government Poverty Plan and Sanctuary City
Reflections on Immersion Trip