'Nuns on the Bus' Leader to be Keynote Speaker at Social Justice Night

Sister Simone Campbell, leader of the Nuns on the Bus advocacy bus tours, will give the keynote speech at the 2016 Social Justice Night.

Join us - free and open to the public
Social Justice Night with Sr. Simone Campbell
"Reweaving the Fabric of our Society: Seeds of Hope in Challenging Times"
September 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Busch Student Center
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Sister Campbell is a religious leader, attorney and poet who serves as the Executive Director of NETWORK, an organization devoted to reform informed by the tradition of Catholic Social Justice.

Sister Campbell largely focuses on economic justice, immigration reform and healthcare. In 2012, she organized the “Nuns on the Bus” tour, which has made four cross-country trips focused on economic justice, comprehensive immigration reform, voter turnout, and (most recently) bridging divides in politics and society.

Among her many national and international appearances, Sister Campbell addressed the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and appeared on 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She has received numerous awards, including a “Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award” and the "Defender of Democracy Award" from the international Parliamentarians for Global Action.

The School of Social Work is very excited to welcome this leader in social justice to Saint Louis University’s campus.

About Social Justice Night

The Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research at the School of Social Work celebrates the Jesuit mission for social justice with its annual Social Justice Night, a free event for students, faculty, staff and the wider community.

This year, the Center celebrates its 20th anniversary of promoting social justice through educational events, student scholarships and fellowships and funded community-university reserach partnerships.