Seeking New Horizons for Racial Justice

From Wednesday, 31 January through Friday, 2 February 2018, twenty-one (21) faculty and administrators from six (6) Lasallian Catholic colleges and universities will gather for a Lasallian Higher Education Colloquy


Exploring the Intersections: 

Racial Justice, our Lasallian Heritage and the Catholic Tradition


Among the 21 participants are five (5) colleagues from Manhattan College:

  • Maeve Adams, PhD, Assistant Professor in English
  • Mehnaz Afridi, PhD, Associate Professor Religious Studies & Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, Interfaith Education Center
  • Brother Jack Curran, FSC, PhD, Vice President for Mission
  • Adam Koehler, PhD, Associate Professor in English, Writing Program Director, and Center for Faculty Development Chair
  • Danielle M. Young, PhD, Assistant Professor in Psychology


Click here to read the bios of the 21 participants.


The sessions of the Colloquy include

  • Racial & Interfaith Justice
  • Campus Realities of Racial Issues, Immigration, and the Alt Right
  • Faculty Engagement & Lessons Learned from Campus
  • Faculty Orientation & Faculty Development: Sexism, Racism and Homophobia
  • Creating New Pathways Going Forward: Racial Justice Intersecting the Lasallian Mission


The six (6) Lasallian colleges and universities in the United States are:


The 2018 Colloquy Planning Team includes

  • Chip Gallagher, La Salle University
  • Mehnaz Afridi, Manhattan College
  • Jeff Trask, Lewis University
  • Brother Ernest Miller, La Salle University
  • Brother Jack Curran, Manhattan College

along with 2017 Colloquy participants

  • Maureen O’Connell, La Salle University
  • Jeff Sable, Christian Brothers University
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