Center Executive Director Latona Honored with Social Justice Award

By Christian Cormier & Jason Sorens | February 20, 2020

Max Latona wins Social Justice Award

The Center for Ethics in Business and Governance is proud to announce that Professor Max Latona, the Executive Director of the Center, was given the faculty Social Justice Award during this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner. The dinner, which took place on Jan. 21, brought 160 members of the Saint Anselm College community to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics to celebrate and recognize those working for social justice in the community.

The award recognizes Professor Latona’s efforts to promote justice in the community. He helped to start the Inti Academy to better the lives of immigrant and former refugee children through the medium of soccer and served as its president for a decade. He also helped to found the Center for Ethics and serves as its executive director. The Center runs Ethics Circles programs for high school students, focusing on those from economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented backgrounds. Its Housing We Need initiative aims to lift government barriers to providing affordable housing, thus promising to better the lives and opportunities of hard-pressed families in the Granite State.

Professor Latona was Richard L. Bready Chair of Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good from 2016 to 2019. His teaching and research focus on moral and ancient philosophy with an emphasis on virtue ethics and the common good.

Professor Latona and student Social Justice Award recipient Richard Cabrera ‘20 were recognized for their outstanding work in promoting social justice at Saint Anselm College and in the broader community.