Dorothy Day Lecture Series
Reverend Liz Walker | 4.26.15
Reverend Liz Walker is an ordained minister, community activist, documentary film producer and co-founder of the humanitarian organization My Sister’s Keeper, which focuses on economic and educational initiatives for Sudanese women and girls. Reverend Walker comes to this work after 21 years as Boston’s first African American Television News Anchor on WBZ TV.
A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Reverend Walker has long been actively involved in many community service organizations and projects. She has a special interest in the victims and survivors of domestic violence, and helped found the Jane Doe Safety Fund, a multi-million dollar statewide anti-violence initiative that works on policy and supports domestic abuse shelters and safe houses around the Commonwealth.
Reverend Walker currently is the Pastor of Roxbury Presbyterian Church and the chair of the Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center responsible for the creation of the community’s first Science Technology Engineering and Math Academy (with construction to be completed in 2017). She is a member of the Core Strategy Team of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and serves on the Board for the New England Chapter of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.
The annual Dorothy Day Lecture Series was launched in 2013 by the Emmanuel College Class of 1971 to honor liberal arts as the foundation and inspiration for meaningful social action. The goal of the lecture series is to encourage ongoing engagement with issues of social justice among students, alumni and the general public. The Dorothy Day Lecture Series features speakers who are role models for contributing to positive social change. The series is named for Dorothy Day, a courageous 20th-century woman of faith who dedicated her life to the struggle for economic and social justice.
Lecture Video: Inaugural Speaker – Sister Simone Campbell, SSS | 4.27.14
Emmanuel College Class of 1971 Dorothy Day Inaugural Lecture from Emmanuel College on Vimeo.