The Eleventh Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium
"The Face of the Person Who is Hungry"
October 22-23, 2020
This year's Symposium will be a virtual event with a mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions. A full schedule will be posted soon.
Registration is now open.
Access to Food During COVID-19 Pandemic
A Special Message from Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Jacques Laval Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations
As you know we have significant problems, the spread of a virus for which there is no vaccine or specific, effective treatment, concern about testing, the proper distribution of essential equipment and supplies, and the impact on the economy of stay at home policies and the closure of businesses. Vulnerable people are more at risk of infection but also of significant economic hardship. Even in good times, we all know people who are working several minimum wage jobs and struggle between paychecks.
Mindful of the theme of McGinley-Rice 11: The Face of the Person who is Hungry, we are compiling a list of sources of food available in the greater Pittsburgh area.
We are also currently accepting abstracts in respect to the topic of hunger.
Thank you and stay safe,
Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN
- Dr. Alia Pustorino-Clevenger, one of our keynote speakers, has continued to help food insecure members of Duquesne's campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic through the Brother Keating Initiative (BKI).
- "Hunger is a Health Issue" Francine Blinten, MS, MBA, CCN, CNS. We thank the Catholic Health Association for making this resource available.
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.