Is Empathy Enough? Racial Justice and the Moral Imagination in the 21st Century
Co-sponsored with the Fordham Theatre Program
Monday, February 24, 2014, 6 p.m.
Fordham University, Pope Auditorium
113 West 60th Street, New York NY 10023
Free and Open to the Public
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Racial justice remains elusive a half century after the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964. Where law falls short, could an enriched culture of empathy produce the needed transformation in the American conscience?
Join us for a forum that mines the arts, history and theology to explore the power—and weakness—of empathy as a force for social change.
Pun Bandhu, award-winning actor who has worked on Broadway, Off Broadway, in TV and Film; founding Member of AAPAC (Asian American Performers Action Coalition), an organization formed to combat racism in the entertainment industry
Ruben Rosario Rodriguez, theologian and author of Racism and God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective
Ariela Gross, historian, legal scholar and author of What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America
Aimée Meredith Cox, Department of African and African American Studies, Fordham University
This forum coincides with Fordham Theatre Program’s Mainstage production:
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915
By Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
Wednesday through Friday, February 19-21 at 8 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, February 27-March 1 at 8 p.m.
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