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Roundtable Discussion with Martha Hennessey

  • Hartford Town Hall 171 Bridge Street White River Junction, VT, 05001 United States (map)

Martha will share stories of growing up with the Catholic Worker, the life work of her grandmother Dorothy Day, and where her faith journey has led her today.

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Martha Hennessy, age 63, has been imprisoned for protesting war and nuclear weapons, the use of drones, the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo and most recently as one of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, for which she awaits trial and a potential prison sentence of up to 25 years.

Martha travels and speaks on Catholic Social Teaching, nuclear abolition, and peacemaking efforts in the tradition of the Catholic Worker Movement. Today, while living under house arrest, she divides her time between her family farm in Vermont and practicing the works of mercy by volunteering at Maryhouse Catholic Worker in New York City. Email with questions.

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A group of peace activists have been jailed for over a year before trial for entering the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia last April to protest U.S. nuclear weapons. The action took place on April 4, 2018-the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination.