Dorothy Day Lecture


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.


The 2020 Dorothy Day Lecture

Speaker: Heather McGhee
Author and NBC News political analyst
October 7, 2020

Bridging the Racial Divide: An Evening of Conversation with Heather McGhee

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About Heather McGhee

Heather McGheeA nationally recognized thinker and commentator, Heather McGhee describes clearly and passionately the perils of racism for all Americans. She moves beyond analysis to recommend solutions to inequality in America.

As an NBC News political analyst, Heather is an influential voice in the media and regularly appears on NBC’s Meet the Press, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Deadline White House, Real Time with Bill Maher, and All In.

Her upcoming book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together (One World, February, 2021) explores the self-destructive bargain of racism, and the rising cost to all of us.

Heather holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She is the chair of the board of Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, and also serves on the board of trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Open Society Foundations US Advisory Board.


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