Dorothy Day in the Village

Tuesday March 31

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM


Hudson Park Library

66 Leroy Street


Dorothy Day (1897 – 1980) is known today as one of America’s most ardent advocates for the homeless, a radical pacifist, a proponent of civil disobedience, and a lifelong critic of US foreign policy and unchecked capitalism and consumerism. Less well-known is her roustabout life as a resident of Greenwich Village in the 1910's, a rebellious young woman who wrote for The Masses and was romantically involved with playwright Eugene O’Neill and Mike Gold, the Communist author of Jews Without Money

John Loughery’s talk will deal with Day’s early years and their link to her subsequent conversion to Catholicism and commitment to the poor. 

John Loughery is the author of a forthcoming biography, Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century. He has also written about other significant New York figures, including the 1920s detective novelist S.S. Van Dine, Greenwich Village painter and Socialist John Sloan, and others. The art critic for The Hudson Review for many years, he teaches English, American studies, and art history at the Nightingale Bamford School in Manhattan.


This event is fully accessible.


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