Solidarity on Tap is a simple gathering at a local pub for socializing and social justice. Jesuit Volunteer Corps and Ignatian Solidarity Network welcome those connected to the Jesuits and the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola (FJVs, Jesuit school alumni, Jesuit parish members, etc.) in the Chicagoland area to join us on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Bar food and drinks are available for purchase.
Around 7 PM we will have an opportunity to hear reflections by Fr. Steve Katsouros, S.J. on the theme “Pope Francis’s Commitment to Social Justice” and the ways that Loyola University Chicago’s Arrupe College is living out that commitment.
A member of the United States Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus, Steve Katsouros, S.J., began his assignment as dean and executive director of Arrupe College at Loyola University Chicago in September 2014. Prior to arriving in Chicago, Fr. Katsouros served as the director of the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership and associate dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. From 2002 until 2011 Fr. Katsouros was president of Loyola School, a coed Jesuit high school in New York City. He earned a doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in organizational leadership and his research interests are leadership, governance and institutional performance. Fr. Katsouros is also an alumnus of Loyola University Chicago, where he earned a Masters in Philosophy in 1991. He has worked as a service program director, dean of students, and advancement director. Fr. Katsouros counseled runaways at Covenant House in Times Square, taught at the first Nativity-model school on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and co-founded another Nativity-model school in Harlem. He was ordained in 1998. Currently, Fr. Katsouros serves as a trustee on the boards of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago and Regis University, Denver.