Raynor Memorial Libraries, Campus Ministry and the Center for Peacemaking will host author Kate Hennessy to discuss her recent memoir of her grandmother, social activist and journalist Dorothy Day, Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Library’s Beaumier Suites.
Hennessy will discuss insights into her book, Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty, as well as stories about growing up with her grandmother.
Day is most noted for her role in launching the Catholic Worker movement in the 1930s, as well as her life’s devotion to fighting against the injustices of inequality and war. Her outstanding faith and work on behalf of the poor have been highlighted by multiple popes, including Pope Francis in his recent speech to Congress: “Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed were inspired by the Gospel, her faith, and the example of the saints.”
The event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required.