Day 3 / Hunger Awareness - February 24, 2021
From Loretta Sanchez
Facilitated by Janet Armitage, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Sociology and Associate Professor of Sociology, St. Mary’s University
by the Rev. Anthony “Tony” Pogorelc, M.Div., Ph.D., Sociology Scholar in Residence, St. Mary’s University
II. Student Stories
with speakers Sue Nash, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, St. Mary’s University; Jeanne Holcomb, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Interim Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at the University of Dayton; Diane Cuy Castellanos, Ph.D., RD, LD, Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator in Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Dayton; Lorin Ramocki, DNP, RN, Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator and Academic Partnership Coordinator, the School of Nursing and Health Professions, Chaminade University; and Allison Jerome, Dean of Students, Chaminade University; Brother Edward Brink, S.M., Vice President for Mission and Rector, Chaminade University
III. Closing Marianist Prayer and Final Thoughts
with Brother Thomas “Tom” Giardino, S.M., Executive Director, Association of Marianist Universities
Personal/Spiritual Reflection Questions
Have you, or your family, experienced food and/or housing insecurity changes since the emergence and community spread of the COVID-19 pandemic?
What can the campus community do to be more responsive to students, staff, and/or full time and adjunct faculty who experience food and/or housing insecurity?
Food insecurity has disproportionate impacts on several groups of students — first-generation, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community members, LGBTQ+ and those of nontraditional ages. How can campus and community engagement respond with awareness of these intersectionalities?
The Good Samaritan isn’t just a parable, it’s a way of life. Pope Francis prayed to allow Mary to guide us as we walk along the path of the Good Samaritan, the path “of generous love toward others.” What actions can you take to walk the path of the good Samaritan on your Marianist campus?
Article 25 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.” These rights are not achieved by all, evidenced by the worrying levels of malnourishment, uneven food distribution and widespread food inequality (D’Odorico et al. 2019). What are the causes of food inequality and what are possible local to global solutions to food inequality? Is the current state of food insecurity and food inequality a violation of human rights that must be redressed by local, national, and global communities?
Conference on Justice and Social Concerns
The Conference on Justice and Social Concerns provides our campus community with the opportunity to engage with issues of social justice, faith, and personal and communal responsibility to the common good.
The 2021 Conference on Justice and Social Concerns, sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Center for Catholic Studies, is inspired by Fratelli Tutti: Encyclical Letter on Fraternity and Social Friendship by Pope Francis. Pope Francis’ third encyclical is centered on the major themes of service, charity, economic justice and political love, and is framed by his close friendship and experiences with the Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayyeb of the Islamic university and mosque Al-Azhar in Egypt.
Each day of the Conference will feature pre-recorded presentations and panel discussions centering on the themes presented in Fratelli Tutti and linking them to the Marianist mission and charism. Panels will premiere on the University website each morning and are pre-recorded unless otherwise indicated. The Lin Lecture will be presented in real-time via Zoom and livestream.