The Philosophy and Religious Studies department welcomes Martha Hennessy, seventh grandchild of Dorothy Day, American journalist and social activist.
Martha will speak of the philosophy of the Catholic Worker Movement, memories of Dorothy, and the work today.
Martha Hennessy divides her time between family in Vermont and work at Maryhouse Catholic Worker. A retired occupational therapist and grandmother of seven, she has been imprisoned protesting war and nuclear power/weapons, the use of drones, and the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo. She has traveled to Russia, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Palestine to understand the effects of war on other peoples. Martha travels and speaks on the topics of life and work in community, Catholic Social Teaching, and peacemaking efforts in the tradition of the Catholic Worker movement.