The Dorothy Day Center for Study and Promotion of Social Catholicism is a resource for the campus, our local community and the worldwide Lasallian network on the Catholic social tradition. Its goals embody the Manhattan College’s Lasallian mission, which includes social justice, faith in the presence of God, and concern for the poor.
The Center continues our history of living out the Catholic social justice tradition, which includes activism for labor justice, the Pacem in Terris Institute, the foundation of the Peace and Justice Studies program, the promotion of fair trade, and the development of community-engaged learning. View lectures and events the College has hosted to honor Day’s legacy.
Named in honor of Servant of God, Dorothy Day, the Center seeks to study and promote the work of the following key figures and social movements she is associated with:
- Peter Maurin, a former member of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools,
- The Catholic Worker Movement,
- Pax Christi,
- The Plowshares Movement,
- Labor justice movements, and
- Movements for pacifism and nuclear disarmament.
The Center aims to raise greater awareness of the witness of Dorothy Day and the wider Catholic social justice tradition.
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Cover photo: Dorothy Day receiving the De La Salle Medal from then-College president, Br. Gregory Nugent, on May 19, 1975. via Manhattan College.