"Educational Justice: Opportunity,
Inclusion and Social Equity for All"
Saturday, October 26, 2013
12:45- 5:30 p.m.
D'Angelo Center Rm. 416
St. John's University
Historically in the United States, education has served as a
consistent and sustainable means of alleviating individual poverty
and reducing social inequality. Today, while the developing
nations live on that same hope, the developed world has found that
education as a poverty reliever and social equalizer has lost
ground. The God-given dignity inherent in each person demands that
all experience the liberating and enhancing influence of education
as a basic human right. During this conference, we will
reflect on the manner in which educational policy and practice have
in the past and must in the future contribute to poverty
alleviation, social advancement and human
Keynote: “What Shall We Do: The Eroding Social
Compact toward U.S. Higher Education”
Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., Ed.D., President of DePaul
University, Chicago, IL. Recognized as a national advocate
for the advancement of mission based education, he is a leader in
several national educational associations. Father studied and
received his Doctorate in educational administration, planning and
social policy from Harvard University.
Vincentian Research Fellows Panel
“The Nexus of Poverty and Education: Children’s Rights, the
Economy, Educational Politics, and Educational Disparity”
- Rosemary C. Salomone, Ph.D., J.D., Charles K. Wang Professor of
Law, School of Law
- Charles M.A. Clark, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, The Peter J.
Tobin College of Business
- Robert F. Pecorella, Ph.D., Associate Professor,
Government and Politics, Director of the Institute of Core Studies,
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Mary Ellen Freeley, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Administrative
and Instructional Leadership, The School of Education
Break Out Sessions
Roundtables are interdisciplinary, facilitated discussions on
the panel topics to encourage participation. These exchanges
will lead to consensus and recommendations on ways justice can be
encouraged and fostered now. Each Roundtable will consider,
“What must be done to improve educational opportunity and reduce
poverty and social immobility?” Recommendations may focus on policy
changes, advocacy and community awareness.
- Children’s Rights and Educational Policy in A Globalized
- Why Poverty and Inequality Matter
- Market Myths and the Politics of Education: Inequality for
- Effects of Poverty on the Education of Children
Plenary Summation Session
Educational Justice: An Unfinished Agenda
Each Roundtable will summarize the ways that individuals and
communities may commit to achieving educational justice for all,
with special concern for those on the margins.
Presentation: How to Create the Spark of
Jim Ziolkowski, Founder, President, CEO of buildOn and author of
Walk in Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the
Liturgy: D'Angelo (optional)
here for full program.
For more information, contact:
Vincentian Center for Church and Society
St. John’s University SVH B-2
8000 Utopia ParkwayQueens, NY 11439
Tel (718) 990-1612
Fax (718) 990 1901
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