In 2019, The JUSTICE Conference is excited to continue our deep dive into important sectors of justice with another series of JUSTICE Institute events. We are convinced that pursuing justice requires us to join our passion with practical, immersive education. In our San Diego JUSTICE Institute event, we will be discussing the complex topics that involve Immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. Over 2 days, we will create an intensive learning experience to motivate us to effectively address this sector of justice in solidarity. We will hear from experts, policy advisors, and those who are most affected by U.S. immigration at the border.
The speakers for this year’s JUSTICE Institute San Diego will be speaking on the topics of immigration. More dynamic speakers and experts for The JUSTICE Institute in San Diego will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
For the past 6 years Ale has been leading students from México and the U.S. in learning and exposure projects to understand more about life in the border, and immigration issues. She is a bridge builder between churches, students and local NGO's. She and her husband are active in a church that serves a shelter for migrants and refugees. and they are alsoa part of a small intentional Christian community.
Some of the most important events in her life have happened in border cities. She was born in San Diego; USA, grew and got married in Tijuana,México- her hometown- and her daughter was born in Vancouver, Canada (while she finished her MA in Theology and Church HIstory at Regent College). Ale loves to have coffee, chai, travelling, walking and writing in her blog about theology and life.
Before CLUE-CA, Rev. Salvatierra founded multiple programs and organizations, in the US and overseas. These included a gang prevention program for at-risk immigrant youth, a community computer center and an intergenerational community garden where the elderly taught at-risk youth to grow produce for sale as well as a collaborative of UC students, homeless leaders and congregation members providing emergency services in the streets of Santa Cruz and the migrant farmworker camps in Watsonville. She was founding director of the Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless, a program that integrated social services, community organizing, pastoral care, and economic development for the homeless that was replicated in six US cities. In the Philippines, she trained urban poor women in Manila to serve as chaplains to their neighbors. She has been awarded the Changemaker award from the Liberty Hill Foundation, the Stanton Fellowship from the Durfee Foundation, the Amos Award from Sojourners, the Giants of Justice award from CLUE LA and the Prime Mover fellowship from the Hunt Alternatives Fund.
Immersive Learning Experience
On Day Two, we will embark on an immersive learning experience at the U.S-Mexico border, working with pastors and leaders who will share their stories and allow us to partner with them in their work. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to put your passion for justice into action with like-minded believers!
Your guide for when you arrive in San Diego