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2022 Dr. Paul Shane Annual Policy Symposium: Democracy in Crisis: A Call for Political & Social Justice

Marla Blunt CarterKeynote | Marla Blunt-Carter, Rutgers School of Social Work
Marla Blunt-Carter, MSW has committed her life to serving others. Blunt-Carter currently serves as Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. Prior to her career in academia, she held numerous positions in politics and practice including Projects Manager in the Senate office of then U.S. Senator Joe Biden; a State Director for the 2008 Obama/Biden presidential campaign; a Senior Agency Liaison in the Executive Office of the Obama Administration; and Senior Advisor for Delaware Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester.

Stanley NeronFeatured Discussion | Stanley Neron, City of Elizabeth
Discussion Title: Federal Policy in NJ & Crisis in Haiti
Stanley Neron is an experienced inspirational speaker, human service and social service advocate, and spiritual steward. His commitment to service to others manifest in many aspects of his life. Neron hold's a bachelor's degree in public administration and collateral in Africana studies and is determined to assure that students of color achieve, enter and complete their educational goals.

Elizabeth Lawrence and Monika SotoA Call to Action | Elizabeth Lawrence & Monika Soto
Elizabeth Lawrence is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work, where she earned her degree in International Social Welfare and Policy. Previously, she was the Director of Constituent Services and Deputy Chief of Staff for Assemblyman and Policy Chair Gary Schaer in the 36th Legislative District of New Jersey. Elizabeth is the Director of the Office of Constituent Relations in the Office of Governor Phil Murphy.

Monika Soto is a graduate of Seton Hall University where she earned her BSW and Columbia University where she earned her MSW. Monika currently serves as Justice Ambassador Program Manager at Prison Fellowship.

Register here to attend the symposium. If you are interested in submitting a poster, learn more on our call for poster flyer. The student submission deadline is February 7, 2022 and faculty submission deadline is February 11, 2022. Download a poster template for your presentation. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Dora Sabik at

Sponsor | NJ Baccalaureate Social Work Education Association
Host | Rutgers University, School of Social Work

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