Meet the past Sower’s Seed Speakers
October 2016: Corinne Cannon, ’99, ’03. Cannon is a community activist and advocate, founder and executive director of the DC Diaper Bank, a CNN Hometown Hero, and a passionate advocate for babies and their families.
October 2015: Sr. Kathryn Webster, SNDdeN, ’74. Sister Kathryn Webster ’74 entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1976 and has spent many years in Brazil working with a pastoral team visiting the communities, holding meetings, walking with the people in their struggle for land, security on the land, and preservation of the forests from the loggers, ranchers and mining companies.
March 2014: Larry Savoy, M.S.A. ’07, Principal of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park, Maryland, is completing his twentieth year as a Catholic Educator spending the last seventeen years with the Archdiocese of Washington.
March 2013: Dr. Nicole V. Lang, M.D. ’89, board certified physician; a tireless advocate for literacy, children and the disabled; Assistant Professor of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, GWU School of Medicine; and Vice Chair, Trinity Board of Trustees.
February 2012: Philonda Johnson ’05, founding principal of the KIPP: DC (Knowledge is Power Program) Charter School organization’s first preschool and kindergarten, located in Southeast Washington, D.C.
April 2011: Veronica Nolan ’99, executive director of the Urban Alliance in D.C.
February 2009: Gloria Guard ’67, President of the People’s Emergency Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
October 2008: Dr. Susan Widmayer ’68, Executive Director of Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
September 2007: Amy Costello ’92, correspondent.
Sharon Charde ’64 created and maintained a poetry program for 16 years as a volunteer at Touchstone, a residential treatment facility for delinquent girls in Litchfield, CT. For 11 of those years, she linked the program to one she formed at The Hotchkiss School. The program involved weekly writing sessions at the facility as well as at Hotchkiss, public readings, school visitations, TV and radio presentations, a short documentary and publication of a collection of their poems, “I Am Not A Juvenile Delinquent.”
2005: Marie Dennis ’64, worked with the Maryknoll organization as advocate for impoverished people.