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Creighton Lecture Showcases Jesuit Refugee Services

Creighton Lecture Showcases Jesuit Refugee Services

Creighton University’s 51st annual Alpha Sigma Nu William F. Kelley S.J. Endowed Lecture will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Hixson-Lied Auditorium of the Mike and Josie Harper Center for Student Life and Learning. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Featured speaker will be the Rev. Don Doll, S.J., internationally known photojournalist, and holder of the Charles and Mary Heider Endowed Jesuit Faculty Chair at Creighton. He will present a slideshow titled “Jesuit Refugee Service: The New Missionary Venture of the Society,” documenting the work of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in many of the 50 countries where it operates.

Fr. Doll, who is also a professor of journalism and mass communications, spent several weeks last spring living in camps that line Darfur’s border in eastern Chad, chronicling daily life through the lens of his camera. Approximately 250,000 Sudanese refugees now live in Darfur and are assisted by JRS outreach, education and advocacy.

An award-winning photographer, Fr. Doll’s work has been featured in National Geographic and a number of “Day in the Life of …” books. In May 1997, Fr. Doll was awarded the prestigious Kodak National Press Photographers Association Lifetime Achievement Crystal Eagle Award for his many years of work with Native Americans. He has received numerous other photography awards and is active in the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).