The theme for the 2019 Cabrini Day celebration at Cabrini University was “food matters” highlighting food insecurity. The day was complete with an awards ceremony for students followed by akeynote address given by Atif Bostic, the Executive Director of Uplift Solutions, a national nonprofit focused on address the social determinants of health through the development of community-centric and community-informed business assets. Uplift’s direct service work focuses on access to fresh and healthy food, health care, capital and jobs; its advocacy work focuses on food justice, criminal justice and social equity.
Following the keynote address, the Missionary Sisters and MSC candidates shared their stories of religious life and discernment and offered a Feast Day blessing for all members of the campus community.
The day concluded with a Walk with Purpose and Pep Rally followed by a panel discussion focusing on “Integrating ‘Food Matters’ across the Disciplines: Implications for Systemic Change” which was led by Ray Ward, PhD and Michelle Szpara, PhD.