Recent Alumni Talk: "Careers and the Common Good"


Location: Geddes Hall, Room B034

Hannah Peterson '16, graduated with a degree in American studies and now works in labor organizing. She will discuss her career and life after college, giving advice for current students who want to pursue meaningful work upon graduation.

About the Speaker

Hannah Petersen serves as an organizer with Unite HERE Local 11. Growing up in Los Angeles, CA, participating in picket lines with her family was as much of a frequent activity as going to Mass or getting ice cream. After learning that the dignity of work is as core a tradition as any other life issue in high school, she has been on a quest to understand and fight for how our work and workers cannot only be viewed as sacred and just but treated as so. Motivated by her coworkers at a hotel in Santa Monica and her neighbors in Peru as a Jesuit Volunteer, she continues to put her faith into action by inviting community and workers to the same table of transformative justice. Right now she is an active parishioner at Dolores Mission Church and resides at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker. She is also vice president of the nationwide Catholic Labor Network.

Attend the Event

Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP here. All students are welcome, though space is limited.


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