40/20 anniversary


It's been 40 years since women first graduated from Fairfield University and 20 years since the launch of the Women's Studies program (now Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program). ‌Join us for our keynote lecture! 




"The View from the Bus: Opportunities for Making Mischief"

Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK 

Thursday, April 3
7 p.m.
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre

This event is free and open to the public
Reception: 6 p.m. in the QCA lobby

For information about the reception, lecture, or dinner, contact us.


The Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program will be welcoming Sister Simone Campbell to campus for a public lecture on Thursday, April 3rd at 7 pm in the Kelley Theatre of the Quick Center.  Many of us know Sister Campbell from her 2012 speech at  the Democratic National Convention, or possibly from her appearances on The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, or 60 Minutes.  She is perhaps best known as an organizer of the “Nuns on the Bus.”  Sister Campbell has worked tirelessly for healthcare reform in the U.S. and has been hailed by one of our Religious Studies colleagues as “one of the most important progressive voices in American Catholicism.”  Sister Campbell’s talk, open to the public and titled “The View from the Bus: Opportunities for Making Mischief,” will mark the 20th anniversary of Women’s Studies (now Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies) at Fairfield and 40 years since undergraduate women graduated from the University.  

The following sponsors have generously contributed their support for the 40/20 celebration:  The Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences; Office of the President; Center for Catholic Studies; Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions; Student Affairs; Charles F. Dolan School of Business; The School of Nursing; The School of Engineering; Bennett Center for Judaic Studies; Campus Ministry; Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.