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.


Thank you for joining us for the 2017 Dorothy Day Lecture

Speaker: Diane Nash, Civil Rights & Peace Activist

Lunch Counter Sit-Ins to Black Lives Matter:
Reflections on the trajectory and future of activism for social justice.

Sunday, April 23, 2017


About Diane Nash

Diane Nash: Civil Rights Leader & Peace ActivistDiane Nash has spent a lifetime on the frontlines of the nonviolent movement for civil rights and social justice. An activist and strategist for freedom rides and lunch counter sit-ins, a founder of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, and associate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Nash was arrested multiple times for her commitment to racial justice. She was instrumental in crafting the 1965 Voting Rights Act. For decades, she has continuously inspired activists by advocating a philosophy and strategy of effective nonviolent social change.

Honored in the U.S. with dozens of awards, Diane Nash’s bravery and vision is chronicled in “Eyes on the Prize,” “Freedom Riders,” and Spike Lee’s “Four Little Girls.” Her message is as relevant and necessary now as it was in the 1960s.


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

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