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: Patrick Radden Keefe
Bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer

Can There Be True Peace Without Reconciliation?
***This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced in the future.
Please see for more details.***


About Patrick Radden Keefe

Patrick Radden KeefePatrick Radden Keefe, award winning author, will tell the story of Dolours Price, former IRA soldier and hunger striker, within the history of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Weaving together evidence and intimate recollections of victims and perpetrators, he will explore profound—and timely—questions about the nature of political violence, how young people become radicalized in service of a cause, and how trauma and irresolution linger, long after a conflict has ended. Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland appeared on numerous lists of the 10 best
books of 2019, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal; longlisted for the National Book Award; and nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Keefe, a staff writer for The New Yorker, is a master of investigative journalism whose portfolio includes ground-breaking articles on the drug lord “El Chapo” Guzmán, and the Sackler family’s role in igniting the opioid crisis. Keefe earned a Marshall Scholarship, Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Woodrow Wilson fellowships, and won the Orwell Prize for Political Writing.


Lecture Photos: Speaker – Robert Ellsberg | 4.28.19

Dorothy Day Lecture featuring Robert Ellsberg | 4.28.19

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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