Event Name

Special Presentation: Martin Luther King, Jr., and St. Katharine Drexel: Champions of Justice


Event Location

Cathedral Chapel at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, Philadelphia


Start Date and Time:

January 21, 2020 11:30 a.m.


End Date and Time

January 21, 2020 12 noon


Event Description

The St. Katharine Drexel Shrine at the cathedral presents a talk by Joyce Hadley on Martin Luther King Jr. and St. Katharine Drexel on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul to honor the important human rights work of the civil rights leader and the Philadelphia saint.

Joyce Hadley is a board member of the Bucks County Human Relations Council and is currently an Associate of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (ASBS), the religious order founded by St. Katharine Drexel. Hadley is the past assistant national director for ASBS, and currently serves as the chair of the Social Justice Committee for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

She formerly served as secretary and vice president of the Bucks County NAACP, where she was awarded the NAACP Community Service Award. Her outstanding philanthropic work has also brought a multitude of other awards and recognition, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award from Bensalem High School, the Legends in Peace Award from The Peace Center and the Al Krass Peace Award from the Interfaith Community of Bucks County.