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CU students participate in justice conference

Fifty-three students, six faculty and staff members from Creighton University in Omaha participated in the Nov. 12-14 faith and social justice gathering titled Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice
(IFTJ) in Washington, D.C.

Joining more than 1,800 other Jesuit university and high school students, the Creighton contingent included two students and journalism professor Carol Zuegner presenting the 2016 summer Backpack Journalism mini-documentary, "El Deportado," as a breakout session Nov. 12. The film documents daily life on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Students also met with members of Congress and the Senate to discuss criminal justice and immigration reform.

The gathering, which began in Georgia in 1997 and six years ago moved to Washington, commemorates six Jesuit priests and two companions killed in El Salvador in 1989 for protesting that country’s civil war.

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