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Legacy of Hope
Voices of Social Justice from the Oregon Catholic Tradition


“In the noble tradition of Dorothy Day, Kay Reid offers a gallery of heroes
who have devoted themselves to making this a world in which it would be easier
for people to behave decently. This is must reading, especially for the
young people who dream of and work toward that better world.”
— Studs Terkel


An oral history/book project about social justice action in the Catholic tradition in Oregon.

Under Marylhurst University during the interviewing stage, the project interviewed more than 100 storytellers who spoke of their work in civil rights, social ministries, ecumenism, economic justice, community organizing, the environment, peace and nonviolence.

woodcutI directed the Legacy of Hope oral history project and was the main interviewer, ably helped by historian Dr. James Strassmaier and others. Legacy of Hope is a book based on the recorded stories; its anticipated date of publication is 2011.