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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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American Catholic Historical Society 
263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Matthew Slutz 
American Catholic Historical Society 

Annual Spring Lecture

Undoing the Knots:

Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness

Dr. O’Connell will speak on her new book, Undoing the Knots, which excavates her Catholic family’s entanglements with race and racism from the time they immigrated to America to the present. By tracing this history, she demonstrates how the larger white Catholic population became anti-Black and why, despite the tenets of their faith, so many white Catholics have lukewarm commitments to racial justice. 


About the author:

Dr. Maureen O’Connell is associate professor of Christian Ethics at La Salle University. In addition to her teaching and scholarship, she is a member of POWER Philadelphia (Philadelphians Organizing to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild), an interfaith coalition of more than thirty congregations committed to making Philadelphia the city of  just love” through faith-based community organizing.  


The lecture is open to members and non-members. Registration for in-person is required. There will be no at-the-door admission. Please pre-register.

Registration fees for the lecture are as follows, members $20 and non-members $30. Individuals may opt to view the lecture online via Zoom. Members can view the lecture for free. The online viewing fee for non-members is $10. When paying, please "send" money. DO NOT "REQUEST" payment. Thank you for your attention to detail.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

5:00 PM | Social Hour

6:00 PM | Dinner 

7:00 PM | Lecture with Dr. Maureen O'Connell


American Catholic Historical Society
263 South Fourth Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106

263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Organized in 1884
'The Oldest Catholic Historical Society in the United States'
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