The 12th Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium

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"The Face of the Person Who is Poor"

October 21-22, 2021

Join Us for the McGinley-Rice Symposium: The Face of the Person Who is Poor

The 12th annual McGinley-Rice Symposium on Justice for Vulnerable Populations will take place virtually October 21-22, 2021. The full program is now available for viewing online.

Contact Hours

Contact hours will be available for nursing, social work and psychology. You will receive up to 11 contact hours for attendance of the entire event and completion of the conference evaluation.

If you are attending only one day of the conference, you will receive up to 6.25 contact hours for attending the entirety of Thursday or 4.75 contact hours if attending the entirety of Friday. You must complete an evaluation for the day attended to receive contact hours.

Duquesne University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #1: No Poverty

Pope Francis is right: modern poverty in the United States is a scandal. But what are possible solutions?

  • By John W. Miller, published in America: The Jesuit Review
  • Featuring commentary from Jean Augustine, S.C., who will be speaking at this year's Symposium

About the Symposium

The McGinley-Rice Symposium on Justice for Vulnerable Populations is a unique scholarly forum for nurses and other health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care. Organized annually by the holder of the Jacques Laval Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, the McGinley-Rice Symposium is an expression of the mission of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic missionary order that founded Duquesne and assists needy and marginalized persons throughout the world.Each year, the Symposium looks into the face of a specific vulnerable population and views the world through their eyes, including:

  • The Face of the Person Who is Hungry
  • The Face of the Person Who is Homeless
  • The Face of the Person Who has been Trafficked
  • The Face of the Person with an Addiction
  • The Face of the Person with a Disability
  • The Face of the Person Who Has Experienced Violence
  • The Face of Mental Illness
  • The Face of the Child
  • The Face of the Veteran
  • The Face of the Immigrant
  • The Face of the Elderly

If you would like to learn more about a past symposium, please contact Kellie Dalton.