Founder’s Day at Cabrini honors the birthday of the College’s founder, Sister Ursula Infante, MSC (1897‑2001).
Cabrini marks Founder’s Day with a presentation by a scholar or activist, someone who embodies the Cabrinian legacy of making God’s visible through active social‑justice work.
Chandreyee Banerjee has more than twenty years of experience in development and relief work with Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
She served as the Director of Tsunami Response following the devastating Indian Ocean earthquake in 2004, and most recently was the Country Representative for Turkey and Syria, overseeing programming in response to the refugee crisis in the region.
The 2016 Founder’s Day Lecture will be a multimedia reflection on Banerjee’s experiences with refugees fleeing Syria.
An awards ceremony for community engagement precedes the lecture, and a toast to Mother Ursula, foundress of Cabrini College, will follow.
This annual event is sponsored by Wolfington Center, Cabrini’s home for Catholic social teaching and community-based learning.
Directions to Cabrini College are available at cabrini.edu/Directions.
For more information, contact the Wolfington Center at 610.902.8431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Founder’s Day Presenters
Bishop Ramirez, CSB, the first Bishop of Las Cruces and member of the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad
Sister Helen Prejean, death-penalty abolitionist and author of Dead Man Walking
Immigration-rights activist Jim Claffey
Rev. Fred Kammer, Catholic social-justice expert and author of Doing Faithjustice
Dr. Robert Bullard, widely regarded as the “father of environmental justice”