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Racial Justice, Antiracism, and the Boston College Forum for Racial Justice in America
February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am$100
Online via Zoom • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Vincent Rougeau
Boston College has decided to address the reality of structural racism through a new project called the Forum on Racial Justice in America. As the inaugural director and someone who has spent many years thinking in scholarly terms about the relationship between American law and Catholic social teaching, Dean Rougeau sees the Forum’s work as being rooted in a profound understanding that personal conversion alone is insufficient to end racism in this country. As a Jesuit Catholic university, Boston College has access to rich theological and intellectual understandings of justice. Rougeau’s hope is that the Forum will draw heavily upon that knowledge. The Forum will move forward in its work to dismantle racist structures through three stages modeled on the process of “observe, judge, act,” an important part of Jesuit pedagogy.
Part of the BC Beyond Lifelong Learning Coffee and Conversation Series
|Spring 2021 Series
All lectures will be offered on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. ET.
This series has a maximum capacity to allow for participant engagement and to ensure the best possible experience.
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Online participants will need a computer with video, microphone, and speakers. Participants must create a Zoom account in advance according to Boston College security requirements; more information will be provided upon registration.