Monachina Camp Project: A Photographic Exhibit for Founder’s Week

Sep 8, 2014
8:30 am — 6:00 pm
St. Augustine Hall
Open to Alumni
September 8, 2014 8:30 am

“Be Vincentian: Compassion without Limits: Justice across Borders”

Monachina Camp Project: A Photographic Exhibit for Founder’s Week
By Rachel King ’15C, Ozanam Scholar

On View from September 8 - October 10, 2014
St. Augustine Hall, Fourth Floor St. John’s Hall, Room B-11

During the Spring 2012, Rachel King ’15C studied abroad in Rome and volunteered to tutor and document the families living in the Monachina camp. These families, or the Romani people—popularly known as “gypsies”—are nomads. Because they are not granted citizenship in any country, they are forced to live in makeshift communities, "squatting" on government-owned property. They do not have running water, electricity, or heating. Most of the children do not attend school out of fear that they will be viewed as unequal and ostracized, which is usually the case. Education and citizenship are the biggest challenges at the Monachina camp.

For more information:
Professor Cynthia Chambers at 718-990-1355 or Professor Belenna Lauto at 718-990-6249.

 Charity is the cement that unites communities to God and individuals to one another.”
--St. Vincent de Paul