Sister Simone Campbell is religious leader, attorney and poet. As executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic nonprofit that educates, organizes and advocates for global economic and social transformation, Campbell lobbies in Washington on issues of peace building, immigration reform, health care and social justice. During the 2010 congressional debate on health-care reform she wrote the famous “nun’s letter” that many credit as being key in the passage of the Affordable Care Act. In 2012 she was a leader of the Nuns on the Bus tour opposing the Ryan budget plan. This past summer she led a Nuns on the Bus tour focusing on immigration reform.
Campbell was a featured speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is the recipient of a Health Care Heroes Award from Families USA and a Defender of Democracy Award from the International Parliamentarians for Global Action.
The United Way Volunteer Center suggests these local opportunities in the field of social justice.
If you are already a member of the Madison Civics Club, all the meetings are included in your membership fee. To make a reservation online, click the "Reservations Open" tab at the top right. Reservations for the March 15 meeting will close on March 7 at 7 pm.
If you are not a member, you are still welcome to come to a meeting. Click the "Reservations Open" tab at the top right to make a reservation online. Questions? Call or email Reservations Chair Margaret Miller (222-2289).
Welcome to the 2013-2014 season of Madison Civics Club. We are honored to be of service this year. Weaving the Fabric of Life with Compassion, Integrity and Hope, the theme for this season, is a glimpse of the different textures and colors and experiences that compose our lives. Similarly, this year’s speakers offer a palette of different topics. Immigration, art, poverty and education arose to seek our attention. We encourage you to read the brief description of the presentations.
Parking at the Monona Terrace Convention Center is often very tight. If possible, please consider parking at a nearby ramp, carpooling with others, walking, biking, or using public transportation. If you drive, please build time into your schedule to find a parking place. And remember that the fee for parking is $5.
Madison City Channel records some of our events. The programs are broadcast shortly after the luncheons and are then made available for streaming on your computer on demand on their Madison Civics Club "channel". The Enrique Morones program can be viewed now.
Members may be interested in the ARTS/INDUSTRY: COLLABORATION AND REVELATION exhibition opening March 22 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.