Is Empathy Enough?

Screen shot 2014-02-18 at 9.51.51 AMIs Empathy Enough?
Racial Justice and the Moral Imagination in the 21st Century

Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Pope Auditorium  |  113 W. 60th St.  |  Fordham University  |  New York City

Racial justice remains elusive a half century after the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Where the 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, and in TV and film;

founding member of AAPAC (Asian American Performers Action Coalition), an organization formed to combat racism in the entertainment industry

Rubén 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

Aimee Meredith Cox
Department of African and African American Studies, Fordham University

RSVP:  |  212-636-7347

This forum coincides with Fordham Theatre Program’s Mainstage production:

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

by Jackie Sibblies Drury  |  Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Performance Schedule
Wednesday through Friday, February 19 to 21, at 8 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, February 27 to March 1, at 8 p.m.

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