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April 26, 2013

Alumnae Panel to Discuss Emmanuel in the 1970s, Celebrate New Dorothy Day Lecture Series

A panel of distinguished Emmanuel alumnae from the early 1970s will revisit the realities of life for students at the College during that turbulent era, as well as how an Emmanuel education affected their futures, in a discussion on "Changing Times, Changing Lives." Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History Dr. Bill Leonard will moderate the panel, which will take place on Sunday, April 28th, at 1:00 p.m. in the Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall.

This event will also celebrate the expected completion of the Class of 1971's fundraising campaign for the Dorothy Day Lecture Series Endowment. As a response to the untimely deaths of several classmates, a small group of classmates thought about how they might create a "living legacy" to not only honor the classmates who have passed, but the accomplishments, achievements and lives of those still living, the unique years when they were students and the ways in which they were shaped by those times. What evolved was a proposal to develop an endowed annual lecture series that will be scheduled on a Sunday in late April. Beginning in April 2014, the endowment will fund an annual lecture on a topic that reflects the interplay between sociology, history, economics and political action and the connections between the late '60s/early '70s and the present. The lecture series will be named after Dorothy Day, the woman who co-founded the Catholic Workers Movement in 1933.

A reception will follow in the Fenway Room of the Administration Building. Parking is available on campus.

Tickets are $25.00 per person in advance and $30.00 per person on the day of the event. Admission is free for current students, staff and faculty.

"Changing Times, Changing Lives" Confirmed Alumnae Panelists Include:

Mary Morris Anderson '71, Executive Director, The Family Pantry of Cape Cod

Susan Cocco '74, Chairman, Ridgefield, Conn., Democratic Town Committee and Executive Marketing Director, Colangelo (Omnicom)

Mary Lee Frisbie '72, Vice President and Compliance Manager, JP Morgan

The Honorable Mary McCauley Manzi '71, Judge, Family and Probate Court, Essex County, Mass.

Louise Schiavone '72, Contributing Anchor, NPR and P.O.T.U.S./SiriusXM Radio and Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School

Diane Bonneau Tillotson '70, Partner, Hemenway & Barnes and Volunteer in Nicaragua