Dorothy Day Lecture Series


Inaugural Speaker – Sister Simone Campbell, SSS | 4.27.14

Dorothy Day Lecture SeriesSr. Simone is the Executive Director of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby, as well as the leader of NETWORK’s successful “Nuns on the Bus” tours. Last year the group’s efforts focused on protesting federal budget cuts to the poor, and this year they have tackled immigration reform. For more information on their efforts, visit

Sr. Simone, a noted public speaker on policy and advocacy, is also a lawyer, a poet and a member of the Sisters of Social Service. Her book, “A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change and Community” will be published this spring and available prior to the lecture and at the book signing. Sr. Simone has demonstrated the same grace and courage that defined Dorothy Day, the inspiration for this series. This year marks 50 years since Dorothy Day herself spoke at Emmanuel.

Praise for Sr. Simone:

"If there's a single phrase to describe Sister Simone, it is 'compassionate convication.' With bravery and optimism, she is focused on the common good. She has the will and drive to do right." - Nancy Pelosi

"Who doesn't love a feisty nun? The Catholicism of Sister Campbell... is the faith of social justice activists like Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton, the church whose pope pleaded the relief of the 'misery and wretchedness pressing so unjustly on the majority of the working class." - The New York Times

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Lecture Video

Emmanuel College Class of 1971 Dorothy Day Inaugural Lecture from Emmanuel College on Vimeo.

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