Manor College in Jenkintown will host its third annual Social Justice Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. It will begin with a role-playing poverty simulation in the college’s gymnasium that will show the challenges poor people face concerning food access.
The event, which is hosted by the Sisters of St. Basil, Manor College and the Justice Studies Association student club, honors the spirit of St. Basil the Great who dedicated his life to helping the poor, hungry and homeless.
Presenters at the symposium include Thomas M. Verni, Basilian associate; Rev. Patricia Neale, director of Feast of Justice; Allison Mootz, dean of students at Manor College and Thomas Sims, chief development officer of the Food Bank of South Jersey.
Manor College strives to stay abreast with social justice topics and recently opened up a Food Pantry, Bird Feed, as a response to the college students who each day struggle for access to food.