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.


2018 Speaker: Razia Jan

Our 2018 guest speaker was Razia Jan, a fearless advocate for girls and women in her native Afghanistan. Attendees heard Razia's journey from immigrant to Massachusetts businesswoman to humanitarian and philanthropist. Through her Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation, Razia established a girls' secondary school and the first private women's community college in Afghanistan. Her advocacy has been profiled in the documentary "What Tomorrow Brings", which portrays how her school is transforming the lives of Afghan girls. Read lecture coverage »


Lecture Photos: Speaker – Razia Jan | 4.22.18

Dorothy Day Lecture featuring Razia Jan | 4.22.18

Lecture Photos: Speaker – Diane Nash | 4.23.17

Dorothy Day Lecture featuring Diane Nash | 4.23.17

Lecture Video: Speaker – Tracie McMillan | 4.24.16

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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