Around the world, The Red Chair (La Silla Roja in Spanish) is a symbol of the right to education for all people. The campaign is an opportunity to bring the voices of marginalized communities into our schools and advocate for their rights. There are three simple but important objectives: Raise awareness, Encourage Reflection, and Promote Action.

As the international solidarity office of the Jesuits in the US, Magis Americas works with the International Federation of Fe y Alegría to provide educational opportunities to students who live “where the asphalt ends, where the drinking water does not drip, where the city loses its name.” As we continue to work to more fully integrate students from all social classes into our school communities, we must assure that everyone has access to meaningful education opportunities.

Whether you’re making use of our Action Packets and Lesson Plans or drawing on the hundreds of resources that Educate Magis and other websites offer, The Red Chair campaign unites us in our shared conviction that everyone deserves an education.

Article originally published in JSN Hemispheres.