Dorothy Day Lecture Series


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Tracie McMillan is the author of The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, a New York Times bestseller. 

In 2012, The New York Times called her a “voice the food world needs,” and Rush Limbaugh described her as an “overeducated authorette” threatening America’s freedom. 

Blending investigative and undercover reporting with intimate storytelling, McMillan’s work has been acclaimed by institutions ranging from the James Beard Foundation, Books for a Better Life and the International Association of Culinary Professionals to the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, the Sidney Hillman Foundation and Investigative Reporters and Editors. 

A 2013 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, McMillan has written for publications including National Geographic, The New York Times, and Harper’s, and in 2014 she was the Koeppel Journalism Fellow at Wesleyan University. 

She currently serves as a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.


Dorothy Day Lecture Series   ::  Sunday, April 24, 2016

Lecture: 1:00 p.m.
Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall, Cardinal Cushing Library
Cost: $20

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Dorothy Day Lecture SeriesThe 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: Speaker – Reverend Liz Walker | 4.26.15

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.

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