“Global solidarity has become real for them”

Catholics Confront Global Poverty, an initiative of USCCB and CRS, recently interviewed Dr. Jerry Zurek. Dr. Zurek is the chair of the Communication Department at Cabrini College, an ACCU member. He has participated in various initiatives for social justice and action at Cabrini, including the institution of a unique curriculum requirement based on CST values, a university partnership with CRS, and facilitating advocacy work among his students.

In his work, Dr. Zurek has partnered with many different organizations, such as CRS University, Catholics Confront Global Poverty, Jesuit Refugee Service, Justice for Immigrants, and NETWORK, in order to connect his students with advocacy resources.

Additionally, his students developed the immigration simulation that has been featured on ACCU’s Peace and Justice blog before, and which won a Global Solidarity Grant from ACCU and CRS. Because of students’ engagement with social justice through his classes and through advocacy work, Dr. Zurek says, “Global solidarity has become real for them.”

Read the entire interview here.