On Friday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in the Maxwell Auditorium
on the Syracuse University Campus, NETWORK Executive Director Sister Simone
Campbell will deliver a lecture titled “Acting on Faith: Networking, Religion, and Progressive
Politics,” in the Maxwell School’s State of Democracy lecture series. The lecture is sponsored by the Norman M. and
Marsha Lee Berkman Endowed Fund.
The lecture is free and open to the public, with a reception
following. Public parking is available
in Irving Garage for a reduced fee (if the lecture is mentioned upon entry into
Brief responses to Sister Simone’s remarks will be given
by Maxwell Professor Margaret Thompson and Most Reverend Thomas Costello.
Sister Simone Campbell is Executive Director of NETWORK
in Washington, DC. She is a religious
leader, attorney, and poet who advocates for systemic social and political
change, with a focus on peace-building and economic justice. She led the
"Nuns on the Bus" tour in the summer of 2012, during which Catholic
Sisters protested the effects of proposed cuts to federal safety nets. A noted speaker and educator on public policy
issues, she appears regularly in national media outlets. Most recently, she has been recognized for
her work on healthcare reform, particularly as it affects the working
poor. Prior to coming to NETWORK, Sister
Simone served as the Executive Director of JERICHO, a California interfaith
public policy organization. She also served as the general director of her
religious community, the Sisters of Social Service. In 1978, Sister Simone founded and served for
18 years as the lead attorney for the Community Law Center in Oakland,
Sister Simone spoke at the Democratic Party National
Convention last summer, and has recently appeared on Democracy Now!, 60
Minutes, and The Colbert Report.
The State of Democracy Lectures Series is dedicated to
providing a forum for meaningful dialogue over public issues that cut across
the disciplinary boundaries of the social sciences. The series is a centerpiece
of the Maxwell School. It enables the intellectual exploration of current
events and issues while fostering discussion and debate, which is the heart of
meaningful democratic citizenship. For
more information visit www.campbellinstitute.org.