DePaul Women's Network Women of Spirit and Action

Please join the DePaul community as we come together for the 14th Annual Women of Spirit and Action Award Ceremony on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 120 for breakfast, a keynote address and a celebration of our 2018 honorees.

Registration for this free event is open until November 5.

Suzanne Carlberg-Racich is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Health Program where she works to illuminate, contextualize, and advance social justice. Her research examines the lived experiences of individuals who are isolated by the intersection of stigma and policy that permeates health systems, social services, and broader society. A purposeful blend of scholar, practitioner, teacher, and activist, she works to improve health equity directly in communities, most notably through her work with the Chicago Recovery Alliance. In her scholarship, Dr. Carlberg-Racich is motivated by the use of community-based participatory research practices that maximize partnership, the strategic dissemination of findings to advocate for change, and the evaluation of public health interventions to establish best practices. Dr. Carlberg-Racich’s work embodies what it means to be a modern-day Louise and we look forward to hearing from her on November 8.

Who Should Be Recognized?

There is still time to recognize the modern-day Louise in your life! If you know a woman who works or studies at DePaul who embodies true Vincentian leadership, honor that leadership by recognizing her for the Louise de Marillac Women of Spirit and Action Award.

Submissions will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26.

The DePaul Women's Network and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity call upon all members of the DePaul community to recognize women faculty, staff and students who embody the spirit of St. Louise.

If you have questions, please email Deirdre Laverdiere, DWN's Vice President.

About St. Louise Louise de Marillac was a wife, mother, teacher, nurse and social worker. She lived her life intensely and enthusiastically and was a woman whose quest in life was to do the will of God with deep trust in Divine Providence. A trusted administrator and faithful co-worker with St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise is foundress of the Daughters of Charity. The DePaul Women’s Network pays homage to the de Marillac tradition of service by celebrating the modern-day Louises in our community.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:00am to 10:30am

Student Center (Lincoln Park), 120
2250 N Sheffield Ave

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University-wide Events, Speaker/Presenters


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