June 3, 2021
Celebrating Ten Years of JV EnCorps!
Since 2011, JV EnCorps has been engaging people 50+ in service, community, and spirituality throughout Oregon and Washington. Watch the video to hear JV EnCorps members Donna Knudson, Patty Freeburg, and Pam Cheeney reflect on the important role JV EnCorps has had in their lives and their community.
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JV EnCorps Accepting Applications for '21-22 Year
Are you 50+ and seeking fulfilling opportunities in service, community, and spiritual formation? JV EnCorps might be the perfect fit for you! JV EnCorps is a program of JVC Northwest which meets monthly in cohorts throughout Oregon and Washington. This year, we celebrate 10 years of service in an inclusive community rooted in the Catholic Ignatian tradition. Visit 
jvencorps.org to learn more and apply!
Call for Submissions
FJV Crossroads for
JVC Northwest Magazine
Did you recently start a new job or grad program? Have a Zoom reunion with your JV community? Move to a new city and connect with other FJVs? Send your life updates along with a photo to be featured in the FJV Crossroads section of our annual JVC Northwest Magazine coming this fall (formerly FOCUS magazine). Send submissions to pgerigscott@jvcnorthwest.org.
We're Hiring
Part-Time JV Flex Program Coordinator (FPC)
The FPC serves as a resource and facilitator for JV AmeriCorps members in the JV Flex Program. The FPC position is remote, with regular travel to Portland and Seattle. Apply Here.
21-Day Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge
May 25 marked the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. If our country is to overcome the systemic racism which allowed this to happen, we must work to understand how racial injustice and anti-blackness shows up in our lives. Ignatian Solidarity Network is hosting a 21-Day Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge to learn, pray and take action for racial equity.

Prevent Voter Suppression
Jesuit Social Research Institute has put together actionable resources for preventing several voter suppression bills from passing in various Southern states. Click here to learn more.  

Boarding School Healing 
We feel sorrow from the recent discovery of the mass grave found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Ottawa, BC. Because of our relationships with Indigenous communities in the Northwest and our organization’s history with Catholic residential boarding schools, we feel strongly about reversing colonialist policy which has led to generations of trauma. To learn more and to get involved with healing and reconciliation efforts on this topic, visit boardingschoolhealing.org  
Have an opportunity to share? Send it to pgerigscott@jvcnorthwest.org.
Job Opportunity
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Ignatian Spirituality Center
Seattle, WA
Job Opportunity
VMC-SF Coordinator
Vincentian Mission Corps
Bay Area, CA
Find more opportunities on our website: jvcnorthwest.org/opportunities-and-resources/
What's broadening your horizons and stretching your perspectives?
What's keeping you engaged? Send suggestions for JVC Northwest Recommends (books, podcasts, movies, etc.) to pgerigscott@jvcnorthwest.org for a chance to be featured in the next JVC Northwest Recommends.   

This month we're featuring books from DecolonizePalestine's reading list.
The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017
by Rashid Khalidi
A broad and informative starting point to learning about Palestine, written by a Palestinian American historian of the Middle East.

A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples
by Ilan Pappé 
An overview of Palestine, beginning in the early 1800s and leading up to the early 2000s, written by an expatriate Israeli historian and social activist.

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
by Angela Y. Davis
A collection of essays highlighting connections between struggles and oppression throughout the world, written by an American activist and scholar.

Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics
by Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick
An analysis on why those in the US advocating for immigration rights, racial justice, and gender/LGBTQIA2S+ policies must also take seriously the oppression of Palestinians and be advocates for peace. Written by an American journalist and co-written by an American political scientist.
We acknowledge and honor the Clackamas People as the traditional inhabitants of the land upon which our office resides and this newsletter is published. We pay respect to Elders both past and present. We are committed to deepening our knowledge and perspectives of this land's history as the first step toward a future of justice and understanding. To learn more about the history of where you live, visit Native-Land.ca.