Kathleen O'Gorman raises awareness at border
Class of 1973
Kathleen O’Gorman, Ph.D. '73 was among several volunteers who visited a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing and detention center, documenting the conditions they found and raising awareness of what they saw.
O’Gorman and her peers' experiences were detailed in a recent article The Chronicle of Higher Education, "The Witnesses."
In Texas, a cohort of scholars were there to document, but the desperation they witnessed hit parts of them that lay deeper than their academic personas. It would force them to decide: Should they act?
O'Gorman received her BA in English from Marywood in 1973. She currently teaches at Illinois Wesleyan University.