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 2023 Dorothy Day Lecture

Independent Media: Why It Matters for Democracy

Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

Amy Goodman Dorothy Day Lecture Series 2023The 10th Annual Dorothy Day Lecture, endowed by the class of 1971, is proud to sponsor Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of the award-winning, independent news program, Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, an award-winning independent national news program airing daily on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide. Goodman has co-authored six New York Times bestsellers. Her latest book, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America looks back over the past two decades of Democracy Now! and the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world.

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Past Dorothy Day Lectures

Lecture Video: Speaker – Pam Wilmot | 4.24.22

Lecture Recap: Speaker – Patrick Radden Keefe | 4.28.21

A video was made available for two weeks following award-winning writer and investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe's "Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty" conversation. This video has now expired.

Lecture Recap: Speaker – Heather McGhee | 10.7.20

A video was made available for two months following author and NBC News political analyst Heather McGhee's "Bridging the Racial Divide" conversation. This video has now expired.

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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