Fordham Notes: Fordham Westchester Offers Free Learning Series

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fordham Westchester Offers Free Learning Series

Fordham University will offer series on learning, discovering and serving on the third Thursday of each month this fall at the Westchester campus.

The "Fordham Forum at Westchester" is open to the public and is free of charge.

"I am truly excited that Fordham Westchester is able to present our new Fordham Forum series to the communities we serve," said Ron Jacobson, Ph.D., associate vice president for academic affairs and executive director of the campus. "The programs are meaningful and very relevant to the challenges we face locally, nationally and globally. They support Fordham's ongoing mission is to engage the world and promote social justice."

Dale Williams, executive director of the Midnight Run, Inc, kicks off the series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, with “Home is Where the Heart Is.” For this forum, Williams will describe the inspiration for Midnight Run, which he founded in 1984 by organizing volunteers to deliver food and supplies at the midnight gathering places of New York City’s homeless population.

Also at the Sept. 16 forum, Dale Lindquist, associate director of the Beck Institute on Religion and Poverty at Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service, will discuss model food pantry programs in New York City and will show clips from his documentary film.

The October 21 forum on “Haiti: How to Love Our Neighbor” will feature Maureen H. O’Connell, assistant professor of theology at Fordham, and other panelists who will discuss the crisis in Haiti and explore our responsibility as compassionate citizens of the world.

For a complete schedule of the Fordham Forum at Westchester or for more information, email, call (914) 367-3202 or visit the Fordham website.

—Gina Vergel

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