November 13, 2012
Dorothy Day was an American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert. She tirelessly worked with activists to establish the Catholic Worker movement, a nonviolent, pacifist movement that continues to combine direct aid for the poor and homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf.
A presentation about her work, entitled "Dorothy Day: Witness of Poverty," will be presented by Patrick Jordan of Commonweal Magazine on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the DiSepio Institute, room 213. The event is free and open to the public.
Jordan is editor of Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal, and together with Paul Baumann, he edited Commonweal Confronts the Century. Jordan joined the Commonweal staff in 1984, and was the magazine's managing editor until 2012. He is also a former managing editor of the Catholic Worker, a Vietnam-era draft resister. He attended the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, and for seven years worked with terminal cancer patients.
A question and answer session with the audience will be part of the event. The presentation is sponsored by Commonweal Magazine, the philosophy and religious studies department, the general education department, and the Dorothy Day Center.
Day is also the namesake of our campus' outreach Dorothy Day Center, created in 1981 by President Father Gabriel Zeis, as a volunteer-based agency that strives to live out Franciscan values by following in the footsteps of our namesake.
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