4th Annual Women Shaping the Catholic Social Tradition Lecture

Wednesday, December 2 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Online - Zoom

The Joan and Ralph Lane Center's Annual Women Shaping the Catholic Social Tradition Lecture honors the memory of Sr. Dorothy Kazel, OSU; Sr. Ita Ford, MM; Sr. Maura Clarke, MM; and lay missionary, Jean Donovan — four Catholic women murdered on Dec. 2, 1980 for their commitment to justice in El Salvador. This series commemorates their witness and lifts up the Catholic sisters and lay women who continue to shape the Catholic social tradition.


Carolyn Yauyan Woo will deliver this year’s 4th annual lecture. Woo currently serves as the Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University and President’s Liaison for Energy Transition at the University of Notre Dame. During 2012-2016, Woo served as president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Woo served on the Board of Directors of CRS from 2004-2010. As president of CRS, Carolyn was featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Foreign Policy as one of the 500 Most Powerful people on the planet and one of only 33 in the category of “a force for good.”

This event is co-sponsored by University Ministry, Ignatian Spiritual Life Center at St. Agnes, St. Ignatius ParishThe Bob and Joan McGrath Institute for Jesuit Catholic Education, The Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach, and The President's Advisory Council on the Status of Women.