Sacred Heart U holds virtual discussion on Race

WHAT: Sacred Heart University’s College of Arts & Sciences, department of Catholic studies and Center for Catholic Studies present Heart Challenges Hate—A Discussion Series: Wrestling with the Legacy of America’s ‘Original Sin.’ Racism is woven into the fabric of American culture and society. As a nation we must address the legacy of this ‘original sin’ which is rampant and virulent in our country today. The panel will address the following questions: What do we need to do as a nation? Can we change? Can we achieve racial justice?

WHO: Featured panelists and moderator include:

  • Crystal M. Hayes, M.S.W. — Clinical assistant professor of social work
  • Elizabeth Johnson-Tyson, M.S.W. — Clinical assistant professor of social work
  • Gary MacNamara — Executive director of public safety and government affairs
  • Candace Parrish, Ph.D. — Director and assistant professor of strategic communications and public relations online
  • Daniel Rober, Ph.D. — Advanced lecturer, department of Catholic studies
  • Moderator: Michelle Loris, Ph.D., Psy.D. — Associate dean in the College of Arts & Sciences and chair of Catholic studies

WHERE: Free and open to the public. Join the discussion on YouTube.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, at 7 pm

SPONSOR: College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Catholic Studies, Center for Catholic Studies

PRESS: Media coverage is welcomed. Please contact Deb Noack at 203.396.8483 or for further information.