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April 2013 -- The Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives is unveiling its Dorothy Day exhibit April 24, 2013 on the third floor of Raynor Library. Coinciding with the exhibit is a talk by former managing editor of the The Catholic Worker newspaper, Patrick Jordan.

The talk is in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Catholic Worker movement, which quickly emerged following the publication of the first issue of The Catholic Worker newspaper on May 1, 1933.


Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day Exhibit

In collaboration with writer and filmmaker, Claudia Larson, the Special Collections and University Archives is hosting an exhibit about Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement. The exhibit will open April 24, 2013 on the third floor of Raynor Library.

Day was an American journalist and social activist who converted to Catholicism and later co-founded The Catholic Worker newspaper with social activist, Peter Maurin. The collaboration turned into a non-violent social movement, known as the Catholic Worker movement, that aims to aid the poor and push for social justice through peaceful actions. The Catholic Church has considered Day for canonization since her death in 1980.

Visit the Special Collections and University Archives' website to learn more about the Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement collection.


Patrick Jordan

Patrick Jordan Talk: "Editing with Dorothy Day: What I Learned--From Chrystie Street to Commonweal"

Patrick Jordan, former managing editor of Commonweal magazine and The Catholic Worker newspaper, will be speaking on April 24, 2013 in the Special Collections and University Archives' Prucha Reading Room, third floor of Raynor Library from 4-5:30 PM.

Jordan worked closely with Day as managing editor of the Catholic Worker in the 1970's, having joined the New York Catholic Worker community earlier in 1968. He is editor of Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal (Liturgical Press, 2002) and co-editor of Commonweal Confronts the Century (Touchstone, 1999).




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