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.
Professor of cultural anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Social
Work and as the Director of the university’s Center for Justice and
Reconciliation (www.pointloma.edu/cjr). Having been raised in and studied
apartheid South Africa, Jamie continues to focus on justice and reconciliation
as central concerns. Jamie and his family founded and lived in a covenant
household with another Christian family2005-2008, learning to live simply and
sharing all goods in common in the spirit of the early Christian communities
(Acts 2 and 4). He became an ordained minister in 2006.
the Peace (SEEK) with her husband, Jason Clarke. Tess has been serving alongside
refugees since the founding of SEEK which has included traveling and working in the
Middle East with Iraqi and Syrian refugees along with the many refugee communities in
Dallas, Texas where she currently resides. Tess has a passion to see refugee and
immigrant women protected and empowered along with helping the American church
recognize and revere the image of God in these women.
Tess has trained hundreds of refugee and American women in peacemaking practices
while utilizing these opportunities to build bridges between women of different faiths at
the same time. She is currently running the national advocacy platform, We Welcome
Refugees founded by author and speaker Ann Voskamp and The Justice Conference
Cofounder, Vickie Reddy. In addition, she has recently joined The National Immigration
Forum to work with them on The Welcome. Project. She is the mother of three
empowered children and holds a degree in sociology from the University of North Texas.
UCLA since 2005. He is also an attorney and pastor, and serves as co-chair
of the Matthew 25 Movement in Southern California. Robert earned his J.D.
from U.C. Berkeley and his Ph.D. from UCLA in Latin American history, and
he is also a recipient of the Latina/o Studies Section Book Award from the
Latin American Studies Association. His current book project is titled, The
Brown Church: Towards a Latina/o Christian Social Justice History and
Identity (forthcoming, Intervarsity Press Academic, 2020).
cross-cultural service and learning opportunities for the university community alongside
Nazarene partners and various non-profits in the San Diego-Tijuana border region.
Graudate of Southern Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary, Liliana studied
abroad in Costa Rica and Brazil, where she experienced the immersion of new cultures and
languages. Later, she served as a missionary in South America for the Church of the Nazarene
for several years. She is passionate about mobilizing Christians to love their undocumented
neighbors and to build bridges of hope and reconciliation across the U.S./Mexico border.
Samuel Perez is the Borderlands Coordinator and Tijuana organizer for the Global Immersion Project. In this role, he coordinates a network of churches offering shelter on the ground to those in need.
Immersive Learning Experience
If you sign up to participate in Day Two, you’ll embark on an immersive learning experience. We will walk across the U.S-Mexico border, then travel to various locations learning from pastors and leaders who will share their stories and experiences. 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