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Is Empathy Enough


Is Empathy Enough?
Racial Justice and the Moral Imagination in the 21st Century
Co-sponsored with the Fordham Theatre Program

  Aimee Meredith Cox
 

Aimee Meredith Cox is a cultural anthropologist and a member of Fordhamís African and African American Studies Department. Her research and teaching focus on expressive culture, performance, black feminist theory, and girlhood studies. She is trained as a dancer and will herself later this year come out with a book, entitled Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship, which will be released by Duke University Press. This year she is a visiting faculty member in the Anthropology Department at New York University.

 

Pun Bandhu
 
Pun Bandhu is an award-winning actor with credits both on and off Broadway, as well as in television and film. He acted in the Academy Award-nominated Michael Clayton, the Coen Brothers Burn After Reading, and has been in episodes of Law and Order, Nurse Jackie, and One Life to Live. In the near future, you will be able to catch him in a film called The Good Marriage, which is based on Steven King's novella of the same name. He is also slated to be in a film called The Judge alongside Robert Downy Jr. and Robert Duval. Pun Bandhu is also the co-founder of the Asian American Film Lab as well as a founding member of the Asian American Performers Action Coalition.
 
 

Ruben Rosario Rodriguez
 
Ruben Rosario Rodriguez is associate professor of theology at St. Louis University. He directs the masters' program in his department and he is also on the faculty of the Center for International Studies. As a theologian, Dr. Rodriguez is engaged primarily with Roman Catholic liberation theology and also with the Calvinist Reform theological tradition from which he himself comes. He is the author of the award-winning book Racism and
God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective
, and he is presently completing a book called Faithful Witness: Christian Martyrdom as Radical Nonviolence.
 
 

Ariela Gross
 
Ariela Gross, whose research and writing focuses on the history of race and slavery in the United States, is the Sharp Professor of Lawand History at the University of Southern California. With doctoral degrees in both history and law, Gross has authored numerous articles and book chapters, as well as two books, Double Character: Slavery and Mastery in the Antebellum Southern Courtroom and the award-winning What Blood Wonít Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America. She has served as a visiting professor in Tel Aviv, at Stanford, at the University of Paris, and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes.
 
 


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