Cabrini Day 2020 will look different from previous years’ celebrations, as it takes place in a hybrid virtual format on Tuesday, November 10. The event will feature presentations and speeches from students analyzing the day’s theme, “COVID-19 and Human Dignity.”
Nune Grigoryan, PhD, Co-Chair of the Cabrini Day Organizing Committee and Associate Professor of Communication, said she expects students and other attendees to come away from the Cabrini Day sessions with a sense of community and togetherness.
“We hope to give an idea of some of the challenges and devastation that this global pandemic has had on different aspects of our lives,” Grigoryan said. “And more importantly, what can we learn from others’ experiences to come together as a community?”
10am–Noon: Student Presentations
Students will present research on topics ranging from COVID-19’s impact on physical and mental health in many diverse communities to human trafficking.
1–2pm: Keynote Address
The afternoon keynote session will be offered in a hyflex modality with a limited audience inside Grace Hall. Four student presenters will speak individually about their experiences during the tumultuous year 2020. Attendees must RSVP (CabriniDay2020@cabrini.edu) by Monday, Nov. 9 at 6pm to attend the Grace Hall keynote speeches in person. Capacity is limited to 25 attendees.
3pm: Awareness Walk
The ECG 200 Anti-Human Trafficking Class, along with the Cabrini Closet and Barbara and John Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education, will sponsor a Walk For Freedom march, to begin outside Grace Hall. The mile-long walk intends to raise awareness for victims of sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and forced labor.