11th Annual Thomas Merton Black History Month Lecture
“Thomas Merton’s Wisdom on the Dis-ease of Whiteness”
Monday, February 20th
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Hilary’s, Horrigan Hall
(Click Here) for a map – label 1A is Horigan Hall (entrance is across from the Library Entrance)
Laurie Cassidy, Ph.D. is a theologian and spiritual director. Cassidy was associate professor, and chair of the religious studies department at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her first book, edited with Alex Mikulich is entitledInterrupting White Privilege: Catholic Theologians Break the Silence (Orbis, 2007). Her latest book, The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-Incarceration: A Non-Violent Spirituality of White Resistance (New York: Palgrave, February 2013) is co-authored with Alex Mikulich and Margie Pfeil. With a master’s degree in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University she has ministered in the area of spirituality for the past thirty years through spiritual direction and retreats throughout the United States. Her teaching and research explore how Christian mysticism can be a resource for personal and social transformation.