Hubie Jones to be Honored at UMass Boston’s Beacon for Global Inclusion Awards

Office of Communications | October 24, 2014
Hubie Jones

Hubie Jones



The new Beacon for Global Inclusion Awards celebrate the university’s core values of diversity and inclusion.



Oxfam America Will Also Be Recognized at Inaugural Breakfast

Hubie Jones, one of Boston’s influential nonprofit entrepreneurs and an advocate for social inclusion, will be honored for his contributions to the city at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s inaugural Beacon For Global Inclusion Awards Breakfast on Monday, October 27. The breakfast will be held from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom.

Oxfam America, the U.S. branch of the international antipoverty nonprofit, will also be honored at Monday’s event.

The Beacon for Global Inclusion Awards are hosted by UMass Boston's School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD). The awards will be presented by UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley and Dean William E. Kiernan of SGISD.

“The new Beacon for Global Inclusion Awards celebrate the university’s core values of diversity and inclusion,” Motley said. “In marking our 50th anniversary, we’re proud to recognize leaders who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to working collaboratively across communities and cultures to achieve greater social inclusion.”

Both Jones and Oxfam have made a substantial impact through their various projects, all of which focus on social inclusion—the principle that all people should have access to important rights, education, health care, employment, and other crucial resources, regardless of background.

“As a lifelong advocate for inclusion, I can truly say that both Hubie Jones and Oxfam America embody the principles of global inclusion, which are central to our school’s mission,” said Dean Kiernan. “They’re both committed leaders in social engagement and civic transformation, and exemplary role models for our students.”

Jones is known for his work in the Boston community and nonprofit sectors, which crosses boundaries between social work, mental health, children’s advocacy, and the arts. He is the founder of the Boston Children’s Chorus, past dean of Boston University’s School of Social Work, and a former special assistant to the chancellor for urban affairs at UMass Boston. Jones currently serves as City Year’s nonprofit entrepreneur in residence.

Oxfam America’s vision is “a just world without poverty,” and the organization has worked tirelessly to extend its reach, currently operating in 90 countries around the world. Oxfam continues to make great strides in enabling the development and empowerment of all people to secure individual rights, while addressing inequality collaboratively.

The Beacon for Global Inclusion Awards Breakfast is open to the public, and a full breakfast will be served. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through the event website: http://www.beaconforglobalinclusion.org.

For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Siner at sgisd@umb.edu or 617-287-3070.

For directions to the UMass Boston campus, including parking information, please use the following link: https://www.umb.edu/the_university/getting_here/directions.

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