As part of remembering the founders of our University and living out their values and mission, University Ministry has invited former NETWORK Executive Director Simone Campbell, SSS, to speak on sacred listening to our campus and community on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Ford Life Sciences Building, room 113. If you have a class or club interested in having Sr. Simone speak privately, please contact Director of University Ministry Anita Klueg, as her time is limited.
Learn more about Sr. Simone by reading her biography below.
Sr. Simone is the former executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, a federal advocacy organization founded by Catholic Sisters to lobby in Washington, D.C. for policies that mend the gaps in income and wealth in the United States. She has led six cross-country “Nuns on the Bus” trips focused on tax justice, healthcare, economic justice, comprehensive immigration reform, voter turnout, bridging divides in politics and society and mending the gaps. Sr. Simone wrote the famous “Nuns’ Letter,” considered by many as critically important in convincing Congress to support the Affordable Care Act in 2010, and is the author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community, and her second book, Hunger for Hope, which published this year. She has received numerous awards, spoke at the 2012 and 2020 Democratic National Convention and has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change.