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|The Mary Stupp Endowment for Social Justice
honors Mountain View College Professor Mary Paroski Stupp and her lifetime
contributions on behalf of social justice. Throughout her career, both
as a teacher of psychology and philosophy and through her many avocations,
Mary championed various causes in support of the poor and the oppressed.
Before her death in 1992, her colleagues in the Dallas County Community
College District worked with her to establish an endowment that would continue
to address peace and social justice issues. To that end, the Mary
Stupp Endowment for Social Justice serves the DCCCD by developing
programs designed to raise consciousness about pressing human rights, peace,
and justice issues that confront our local and global communities throughout
About the Endowment
Programs Sponsored and Co-Sponsored by the
Speaker and Programs
In 1993, the Endowment co-sponsored with the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA and Guatemala Support Network the appearance at Mountain View College of Jennifer Harbury, Patricia Fajardo, and representatives of the Guatemala human rights community negotiating the peace accords in Guatemala.
In 1996, the Endowment supported the appearance in the DCCCD of Arun Gandhi, Director of the M. K.Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Memphis, Tennessee, and the grandson of world-renowned Mahatma Gandhi of India. The Endowment also sponsored student and staff forums addressing various controversies of importance to local communities.
With Amnesty International, the Endowment also co-sponsored the 1995 Immigration Debate, featuring Jose Angel Gutierrez, a founder of La Raza, and Richard Estrada, member of President Clinton's Immigration Reform Commission. In 1996, the "Human Rights University" brought students from throughout the South and Southwest to Mountain View College for a one-day symposium on human rights.
The Endowment also co-sponsored the 1997 "Paths to Peace" Conference at Mountain View College. Each year, the annual District-wide, day-long conference addresses areas of conflict as well as important arenas of harmony in the college communities.
The Mary Stupp Endowment for Social Justice Student
The Mary Stupp Endowment for Social Justice
Directors of the Mary Stupp Endowment for Social Justice
Kenneth Alfers, Ph.D., Professor of History
Cathy Calhoun, Program Development Specialist, Student Programs & Resources
Ann Fletcher, Counselor, Endowment Treasurer
Guy Gooding, Director, Student Programs and Resources, Mountain View College
Geoffrey Grimes, Ph.D., Professor of English, 1997-98 Chair of the Endowment
Martin Guerra, Professor of ESOL
Bonnie Lutz-Hueston, Director, The Learning Skills Center
Elaine Prince-Lockley, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics
Sylvia Martinez, Teaching Associate, the Learning Skills Center
Donna Richards, Associate Dean
Marcus Rojas, College Recruiter
Lew Sayers, Professor of English
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