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“Unconscious Racial Bias and the Challenge of Solidarity…” Lecture April 22

The deaths of unarmed African Americans, especially young black men, across our nation challenge us to seek a deeper understanding of what we mean by "racism" today.

In a lecture on the topic, Rev. Bryan Massingale, distinguished theologian and the author of Racial Justice and the Catholic Church, will examine that deeper meaning—namely, that racism is more than conscious deliberate acts of meanness—and the challenge this gives to people of faith. The title of the lecture is “Unconscious Racial Bias and the Challenge of Solidarity: Catholic Social Justice Post Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and …”

The event in the Kelley Presentation Room at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 22 is sponsored by the University’s Center for Catholic Studies.

‌Massingale is professor of theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee. He received his doctorate in moral theology from the Academia Alphonsianum in Rome. A former Convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium and a past-president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, he specializes in social ethics and teaches courses on Catholic social thought, African American religious ethics, liberation theologies, and racial justice.

For more information about the lecture or the Center for Catholic Studies, contact Michelle Ross at mross@fairfield.edu.



Last modified:  Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:08:00 EDT


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