Sister Simone Campbell, Pope Francis and the Challenge to Work for Social Justice

Sister Simone CampbellTuesday, September 15, 2015

TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q & A
$20 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

Sister Simone Campbell — a religious leader, attorney, and poet — is executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby concerned with peace-building, immigration reform, heath care, and economic justice. She organized the “Nuns on the Bus” tour of nine states to oppose the “Ryan Budget” in 2012, and her work on health care reform was critical to the passage of the Affordable Care Act. She was a featured speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and her numerous awards include the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award.

Sister Simone has appeared on such national television programs as “60 Minutes” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Her achievements before joining NETWORK in 2004 include serving as executive director of JERICHO, a California interfaith public policy organization; as general director of her religious community, the Sisters of Social Justice; and as the founder and lead attorney for the Community Law Center in Oakland, California.

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