Sister Simone Campbell will speak about what she is seeing and hearing in her travels, why compassion and love can be a basis for policy choices, and the immorality of excessive Pentagon spending.
Saturday, April 7th, 7-9PM, with reception following
Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Humanities Center,
Edgewood College (1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison)
(note: Please allow more time to get to the venue because of Monroe Street construction)
Free and open to the public
Sister Simone Campbell has served as Executive Director of NETWORK Social Justice Lobby in Washington, DC, since
2004. She is a religious leader, attorney, and poet, with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In 2012 she organized the first of five “Nuns on the Bus” cross-country trips, focused on economic justice, immigration reform, voter turnout, bridging divides in politics and society, and most recently, mending the gaps in wealth and access in our nation.
Prior to coming to NETWORK, she served for many years as lead attorney and director of organizations that serve the family law needs and interests of the working poor in this country. Internationally, she has participated in delegations to Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria to study the refugee situation in those areas. As general director of her religious community, the Sisters of Social Service, she represented her Sisters in the U.S., Mexico, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Her book, A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community, was published in 2014.
Main Sponsors: Ecumenical Peace Working Group of Wisconsin, COR General Education Program of Edgewood College.
For questions or more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (608) 257-1259.