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Is Empathy Enough? Racial Justice and the Moral Imagination in the 21st Century

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Is Empathy Enough? Racial Justice and the Moral Imagination in the 21st Century
Co-sponsored by the Fordham Theatre Program and the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture

Monday, February 24, 2014 | 6 p.m.
Pope Auditorium | Lowenstein Center | Lincoln Center Campus | 113 W. 60th St. | New York City

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

Free and open to the public


This forum coincides with Fordham Theatre Program's Mainstage production (For show times and tickets, please go to

"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"

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