Sower’s Seed Lecture Series
Ten years ago the Sower’s Seed Lecture was established by Kelly Snider Dunn ’64 and her family to showcase the work of Trinity Washington University alumni who have contributed to the greater good of the world.
These speakers in their own unique ways have confronted issues of injustice and drawn on the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to guide and inspire them to plant these seeds of social change. All have shared their stories with students sitting in the classrooms where they themselves once sat. The seeds are sown one more time.
In this year of Pope Francis’ historical visit to the United States, we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Sower’s Seed program. Sr. Kathryn Webster, SNDdeN, ’74, will speak at the Sower’s Seed lecture in the Social Hall at 10:30 am, Thursday, October 22, 2015.
The first Sower’s Seed speaker, Marie Dennis ’64, shared her story in 2005. She talked about her work with the Maryknoll organization, and her years of advocacy for impoverished people. Hear her words to Trinity Washington University students:
- Open your heart; say yes; take some risks; cross borders; keep growing;
- Try to look at reality through the eyes of those who are poor, living on the margins of life, excluded.
How contemporary her words seem, in 2015, in the wake of Pope Francis’ visit to our nation!
Come be a part of our history of working for the greater good.
The Sower’s Seed Program: Inspiring Lives of Service!
Other Sower’s Seed lecturers have included
- Larry Savoy ’07 (March 2014)
- Dr. Nicole V. Lang ’89 (March 2013)
- Philonda Johnson ’05 (February 2012)
- Veronica Nolan ’99 (April 2011)
- Gloria Guard ’67 (February 2009)
- Dr. Susan Widmayer ’68 (October 2008)
- Amy Costello ’92 (September 2007)
- Sharon Lamont Charde ’64 (September 2006)
This lecture was made possible by The Sower’s Seed, a fund that was established by Kelly Snider Dunn, class of 1964, to support the vision that was instilled in her as a student at Trinity: a sense of commitment to serving God by responding to the problems and needs of the world.