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Virtual Interfaith Forum to Address Racism 

An online event featuring speakers from La Salle University and Manhattan College will address the legacy of racism. Interfaith Forum: Healing Generations of Faith-based Anti-blackness will feature a panel of Lasallian educators from various faith perspectives who will present stories, experiences and insights about our collective moral and spiritual responsibilities to dismantle and heal from the legacy of racism in our families, campus communities, worship communities, and nation. After the presentations, participants will enter into dialogue with the larger group.  

Panelists include Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, a professor of religious studies and director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; Rev. Dr. Courtney Bryant, who currently teaches womanist ethics at Manhattan College and serves as the pastor of Righteous Relations at All Angels Church in New York City; Dr. Laura Frank, MPH, MEd, RDN, LDN, an associate professor of nutrition in the Department of Urban Public Health and Nutrition at La Salle University; and Dr. Maureen O’Connell, an associate professor of Christian ethics at La Salle University. The theme is inspired by Dr. O’Connell’s new book, Undoing the Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness.  

The panel will take place Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. EDT / 3:00 p.m. CDT / 2:00 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. PDT. Registration is free. Learn more and register >