The Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research and the School of Social Work will present their annual Social Justice Night on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
The evening will feature a keynote lecture by Lloyd Pendleton entitled “Champions Needed: Advocating for Solutions to Homelessness.” A panel discussion, featuring leaders from local social service agencies and SLU faculty members, will follow the keynote.
Prior to the lecture, the School will host a Social Service Agencies Fair local agencies that address homelessness across the metropolitan region will be present to discuss their work and to share how community members can get involved and support local efforts.
About Lloyd Pendleton
Lloyd Pendleton is a long-time advocate for the homeless. He served as Utah’s Director of the Homeless Task Force where he developed and implemented a ten-year plan to end chronic homelessness and reduce overall homelessness in the state. He has also worked with the U.S. Depa rtment of Justice on reducing homelessness for formerly incarcerated individuals. A recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence and a Purpose Prize Fellow, his work has been featured on the Daily Show with John Stewart and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. Prior to his appointment with the state, Lloyd was in management with Ford Motor Company for 14 years.
Evening Details: Wednesday, Sept. 19
5-6 p.m. - Social Service Agencies Fair
6-8 p.m. - Keynote Lecture and Panel Discussion
Where: Center for Global Citizenship, 3672 West Pine Mall
Co-sponsored by the St. Patrick Center and SLU’s Center for Service and Community Engagement.
Video footage of the event will be available at bit.ly/SLUDoerrCenter.