Reminder: Martha Hennessy speaks at UHHilo Thursday, March 20th


UH Hilo -UCB 100



March 20, 2014

(free parking)

Reaper drone firing


Recently Jailed for

Peaceful Protest

Against U.S. Killer


(at Hancock Air Force Base near Syracuse, N,Y.

     Martha is the seventh of nine grandchildren to Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and is carrying on the work of her grandmother. The Catholic Worker provides hospitality, clothing and meals to the homeless, prints the paper – The Catholic Worker, (in circulation since 1933), holds round table discussions with a variety of speakers, and attempts to practice the Works of Mercy as taught by Jesus in the New Testament. The Catholic Worker celebrated the 80th anniversary of the movement in 2013.

     Martha grew up in Vermont. She was trained as an occupational therapist, working for 25 years with children in the public schools and with the elderly. She is the mother of three and grandmother of six. Her husband works as a carpenter and they grow much of their food on 7 acres of the family farm.

     Martha has traveled extensively including peace delegation trips to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Russia. She has participated in nonviolent direct actions and has been arrested in Washington DC to protest torture and indefinite detention at Guantanamo, and in Feb. 2014 spent a week in a N.Y. Jail for a peaceful protest of U.S. Killer Drones. Martha will speak about her jail experience, her travels for peace, as well as the Catholic Worker history and the importance of bearing witness for peace, justice, and the environment.

Sponsors: Global H.O.P.E and Malu ‘Aina. Further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622