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 October 21-22, 2021, at Duquesne University*.

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*We are currently planning this as an in-person event. Please check back here often for any changes or additional information.

Contact Hours

Duquesne University School of Nursing will be offering contact hours for nursing, social work and psychology. Contact hours will be available to those who attend the conference in person or virtually via livestream. Further information about continuing education and contact hours will be available prior to the conference.

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.