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Social Justice: A Solution for Homelessness, Poverty, and Racial Inequality


Riverdale, N.Y. – Phins for Change is at it again.

The student club—whose mission is to promote sustainable change and actively participate in civil and youth-oriented leadership dialogues concerning environmental sustainability—invites the Mount community to their upcoming panel: “Unleashing Social Justice to Eradicate Homelessness, Poverty, and Racial Inequality.”

The event explores the role of social justice, while enlightening and inspiring students and participants of their crucial role in changing the dynamic.

Student panelists include moderator Chadwyck Watt ’22; Katherine Perez ’19, President of the WeBelieve Mount Saint Vincent Chapter; Payton Tucker ’22; and Jason Ponterott ’21, President of the Black Student Union. These students will share their own stories and experiences, accompanied by keynote speakers Marc L. Greenberg, Executive Director of the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing and Leonard Nalencz, Assistant Professor of English and Director for the College’s new Law and Social Justice Program.

Will we be able to progress as a society to help those in need?

Join the conversation on February 28, 2019 at 4 p.m. in Smith Hall. The event is free and open to the public. If you cannot attend, you can watch the live stream of the event on Mount Saint Vincent’s Facebook page.

—Cristina Castillo ’19

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, service, and leadership in the 21st century.