Simone Campbell to discuss “Acting on Faith: Networking, Religion, and Progressive Politics” at the State of Democracy Lecture on April 26


The State of Democracy Lecture Series

Simone Campbell will discuss “Acting on Faith: Networking, Religion, and
Progressive Politics”

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, California.


Margaret Thompson, Professor, History and Political Science

Most Rev. Thomas J. Costello, Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse

This lecture is sponsored by the Norman M. and Marsha Lee Berkman Endowed Fund

Maxwell Auditorium

Friday, April 26
4 p.m.

Reception following the lecture
Guests are welcome and no RSVP is required

Special parking arrangements
Park at the Irving Avenue Garage and indicate you are attending the Simone Campbell/State of Democracy/Maxwell School event
to receive the special lecture parking rate

Can’t make it to campus?
The event will be streamed live on Ustream and archived on the Maxwell School  YouTube channel

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  The Campbell Public Affairs Institute.


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