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.


Save the Date for the 2020 Dorothy Day Lecture

Speaker: Patrick Radden Keefe
Bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer

Sunday, April 26, 2020 :: 1:00 p.m.
Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall, Cardinal Cushing Library, Emmanuel College
Registration to open in early 2020


About Patrick Radden Keefe

Patrick Radden KeefePatrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker and an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow at the New America Foundation. Previously the author of The Snakehead and Chatter, Keefe’s latest bestselling book Say Nothing is a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and its devastating repercussions. Keefe's work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Slate, New York, and The New York Review of Books, among others and he is a frequent commentator on NPR, the BBC, and MSNBC. Patrick received the 2014 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, for his story “A Loaded Gun,” was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015 and 2016, and is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Say Nothing received the 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Writing and has been longlisted for the National Book Award.


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