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Al-amin Muhammad, Rescue Mission Alliance to Receive 2018 Rubenstein Social Justice Awards
In commemoration of National Professional Social Work Month during March, the School of Social Work in Falk College will present its annual Dan and Mary Lou Rubenstein Social Justice Award program on Monday, March 19, at 6:45 p.m. in Grant Auditorium in the Falk Complex. The event is free and open to the public, and will include a keynote address by Al-amin Muhammad titled “Many faces, many stories: The lived experiences of people who are homeless.”
Al-amin Muhammad is the founder of We Rise Above the Streets Recovery Outreach, Inc. who, along with the Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, will be honored that evening with 2018 Dan and Mary Lou Rubenstein Social Justice Awards for their demonstrated commitments to service and social justice in the Syracuse community.
Presented for more than 30 years, the Rubenstein Social Justice Award is given in honor of the late professor Dan Rubenstein, a former faculty member in the School of Social Work and his late wife, Mary Lou, a former school social worker. Recipients of this award are role models whose courage and strength inspire others to stand up—and step up—to advocate and be a voice in the Syracuse community. The values of social justice are integral to their daily lives. The work of honorees each year, by their individual and collective examples, exemplify the true spirit of the Rubenstein Social Justice Award.
Muhammad is an advocate for people who are homeless and founder of We Rise Above the Streets Recovery Outreach, Inc., an organization that helps meet the immediate needs of the homeless by providing items such as food and clothing, in addition to providing education, encouragement and enrichment programs that aim to help break the cycle of poverty. The Rescue Mission has a long and positive history of uplifting humanity and building upon the strengths of individuals.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.
A reception will follow the program in 335 White Hall in the Falk Complex. Please RSVP by March 12 to Indrani Gurgol at email@example.com. For more information about the March 19 program, including parking, please visit the Falk College events calendar.
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