Green Festival Speakers

Lois Harr


Lois Harr is born and bred in the Bronx and has been a Campus Minister for fourteen years, serving as the Director of Campus Ministry and Social Action at Manhattan College for the past ten years. With advanced degrees in Religious Education, Lois also teaches a service learning course in the Religious Studies Department at Manhattan.

Lois serves on the Peace and Justice Advisory Committee of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.  Since  2007 she has been a CRS Fair Trade Ambassador working to raise awareness and commitment to Fair Trade both personally and professionally.  Lois is proud to be part of the team that achieved Fair Trade College status for Manhattan this spring.

 She lives with her husband of 34 years, John Reilly, in his grandfather's house in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx.  John, Manhattan College class of 1975, is the Executive Director of Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation which provides safe, affordable housing and social services for residents of the Northwest Bronx.