JFAN Kansas City Spring Luncheon
Caring for Creation in a Changing Climate
with Judith Mayotte, Ph.D.
Judith Mayotte is described by one admirer as “a living example of the human potential for peace and change in the world.” She has been an advocate for refugees as Chair of the Women’s Refugee Commission and as a board member of Refugees International.
After receiving a MacArthur Foundation grant to study refugees in 1989, she dedicated her life to working with those suffering most from the world's conflicts, paying a personal price for her efforts when she lost a leg during a food drop to Sudanese refugees in 1993 – just after the publication of her book Disposable People?: The Plight of Refugees. She served as an adviser to President Clinton's administration on refugee policy. She is also an Emmy and Peabody Award winner for her work in the documentary series Portrait of America.
A Wichita native and a member of the founding faculty of Kansas City’s Bishop O’Hara High School, Judy holds a doctorate in Theology from Marquette University and received an honorary degree as Marquette’s commencement speaker in 2016.