Activities & off-campus events

Breaking the Impasse

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Paul Campus

Simone Campbell, SSS, posed for a selfie with students, during a Nuns on the Bus stop at St. Kate's in 2014. Photo by Ashley de los Reyes '15

Moving Forward Together: Breaking the Impasse VIII

In an evening of policy, poetry and creative solutions, Simone Campbell, SSS, and Courtney Martin will explore ways in which we can strengthen our communities to move beyond a politics of divisiveness. Sister Simone focuses on legislation that will mend gaps and benefit the 100%. Courtney Martin insists that real love for our nation calls us to look at ourselves, as citizens, and our great potential to shape it moving forward together.

This event is presented by the following:

SisterStory is live streaming the event.

About the speakers

Sister Simone Campbell is the Executive Director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby in Washington, D.C. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for system change who has received numerous national and international awards.

Courtney E. Martin is an author, entrepreneur and weekly columnist for the national public radio show On Being with Krista Tippett. She is the recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics and a residency from the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Centre.

To read more about the speakers, click here.

Questions? Contact Megan Bender at or (651) 690-7057.