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The Sixth Annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium

"Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations:
The Face of the Person Who Has Experienced Violence"

October 22-23, 2015

Duquesne University
The Power Center
Pittsburgh, PA


About the Symposium

The Rita M. McGinley Symposium 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 Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, the McGinley 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.

The theme of the sixth annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium is the experience of violence. Violence affects the mind, body and spirit. Tragically many acts of violence are not random events; they occur within close relationships across age, gender, race, class and economic structures. The 2015 McGinley Symposium will focus on the determinants of violence seeking to prevent and ameliorate the impact of violence on persons and communities.

Hotel Information

Cambria Suites Pittsburgh at CONSOL Energy Center
1320 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Rooms are available the nights of Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22nd. $117 for a king suite. To make reservations please call 412.381.6687 and ask for the Duquesne University Nursing Symposium block of rooms. The room block ends on September 30, 2015.

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