Friday 27 October 2017

A Conversation with Kate Hennessy

On November 3rd, the Centre for Philosophy, Religion, and Social Ethics will host author Kate Hennessy to talk about her work, followed by an interview and an open Question and Answer period from the audience.

Hennessy is the youngest of Dorothy Day’s nine grandchildren, a writer and the author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty. Her widely acclaimed book is a family memoir, social history and intimate biography of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement. Day has been called “the most significant, interesting and influential person in the history of American Catholicism” and certainly is a key figure in the recent history of Christian activism.

This is a unique and intimate opportunity to learn more about Hennessy, her grandmother, the Catholic Worker, and to explore some of the connections between academic work and social activism that fuel much of ICS's historic mission.