Recently twelve social work majors and Associate Professor Dr. Peggy Black traveled to Washington, DC in order to experience and learn about various advocacy efforts related to social justice efforts. The students had the opportunity to meet with Marianne Comfort, an education coordinator with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Ms. Comfort shared the lobbying and advocacy efforts currently being addressed through Congressional meetings and testimony provided by the Sisters of Mercy, specifically illegal immigration laws and gun violence issues.
We were excited to hear that the students visited PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) and met with Hope Randall ’07 who has been a Child Health Communications Associate with PATH for four years. Students learned about her work in maternal/child global health initiatives and potential NGO job opportunities in Washington DC. The students also enjoyed some sightseeing opportunities which included the Holocaust Museum, as well as Arlington Cemetery and the various monuments that are hallmark of Washington DC.We’re glad the students had such a great time and we are always grateful when our alumni share their talents and take the time to interact with our students!