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 2022 Dorothy Day Lecture

Pam Wilmot: Democracy in Crisis: Is National Popular Vote the Solution?

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Pam WilmotThe 9th Annual Dorothy Day Lecture, established by the Class of 1971, was proud to sponsor Pam Wilmot, Director of the National Popular Vote Initiative and Vice President of State Operations for Common Cause, speaking on the topic: Democracy in Crisis: Is National Popular Vote the Solution?

The 2020 election and its aftermath demonstrated the vulnerability of US democracy. Today the US is at a crossroads: one movement to expand the voter franchise and another to shrink voting access by implementing participation barriers. One possible solution is National Popular Vote, a state-based plan to ensure every vote for President counts in every state in every election. Already enacted in 15 states and Washington, DC, the US is closer than ever to passing this critical voting reform.

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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