Faces of Justice:
Listening, Discovering, Transforming
February 1-4, 2021
Loyola Marymount University
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Day 1 | Monday, February 1, 2021
5:30pm-7:00pm (PDT) Keynote Speaker (Via Zoom) - View Recording
David C. Turner III (Activist and Scholar)
Opening Remarks by MaryAnne Huepper, CSJ, Associate Director of the CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice
Opening Remarks by Dean Bryant K. Alexander, College of Communication and Fine Arts
Closing Remarks by Stefan Bradley, BCLA Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Professor of African American Studies
Day 2 | Tuesday, February 2, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm (PDT) The Sustainable Development Goals as a Framework for Justice: CBA and the Principles of Responsible Management Education (Via Zoom) - View Recording
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in general, and SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities – with its focus on addressing health and education disparities) are a framework for justice and a framework for management education adopted by the College of Business Administration (www.unprme.org). Lawrence Kalbers, Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration and Jeffrey Thies, Director of the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability, will provide an overview of the SDGs and the mission of the College of Business Administration that integrates and advances them in business education and business practices.
Lawrence Kalbers, Associate Dean, Associate Dean and R. Chad Dreier Chair in Accounting Ethics, College of Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University
Jeffrey Thies, Director, Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability (IBES), Loyola Marymount University
2:00pm - 3:20pm (PDT) A Work in Progress: Film Screening and Discussion (Via Zoom) - View Recording
This session will showcase a screening of Director Sasha Klupchak’s film A Work in Progress (11 minutes) followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Kwame Phillips. The film presents a meeting of two extremes: what we usually conceive of as the physical perfection of the dancer and the perceived limitations of people with disabilities. Through an observational approach, A Work in Progress disrupts this binary by focusing on a physically integrated dance company as they collaboratively choreograph a piece. The discussion will engage the idea of film as an avenue for reimagining marginalized individuals and communities as well as the limits/possibilities of social justice work via various modes of representation.
Kwame Phillips (Moderator), Anthropologist and Filmmaker, John Cabot University
Sasha Klupchak, Filmmaker and Director of A Work in Progress
Tara Pixley, Assistant Professor, Journalism, Loyola Marymount University
Mairead Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, Loyola Marymount University
4:30pm - 6:00pm (PDT) Voices of Justice: Alexandria House (Via Zoom) - View Recording
Students from the Voices of Justice course in the Theatre department will perform dramatized narratives based upon student interviews with Alexandria House residents and staff (transitional housing for women and children). The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the storytellers from Alexandria House and students.
Doris Baizley, Adjunct Professor, Theatre Arts, Loyola Marymount University
Judith Royer, CSJ, Distinguished Professor, Theatre Arts, Loyola Marymount University
6:30pm - 8:00pm (PDT) Approaches to Anti-Racist Theatre Practices (Via Zoom) - View Recording
In this session, graduate students in the Performance Pedagogy MFA program will present research on anti-racist practices in the classroom, with a specific focus on the performing arts classrooms. The session will showcase different pedagogies and diverse approaches teaching diversity, equity and inclusion work.
Daphnie Sicre, Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts, Loyola Marymount University
Yvette L. Bishop, Graduate Student, Masters in Fine Arts ’23, Loyola Marymount University
Amber Brice, Graduate Student, Masters in Fine Arts ’23, Loyola Marymount University
Garret Camilleri, Graduate Student, Masters in Fine Arts ’22, Loyola Marymount University
Thomas Chavira, Graduate Student, Masters in Fine Arts ’22, Loyola Marymount University
Mary Frances Candies, Graduate Student, Masters in Fine Arts ’23, Loyola Marymount University
Amanda Hallman, Graduate Student, Masters in Fine Arts ’22, Loyola Marymount University
Macy Idzakovich, Graduate Student, Masters in Fine Arts, Loyola Marymount University
Ann James, Graduate Student, Masters in Fine Arts ’23, Loyola Marymount University
Megan Kimball, Graduate Student, Masters in Fine Arts, Loyola Marymount University
Yael Marga Schuster, Graduate Student, Masters in Fine Arts ’23, Loyola Marymount University
Khaleana Stell, Graduate Student, Masters in Fine Arts ’23, Loyola Marymount University
7:00pm - 8:00pm (PDT) Justice and Spirituality on Screen: American Trial on Screen (CANCELLED)
The CSJ Center's Justice and Spirituality on Screen series engages questions of faith and culture through the lens of modern cinema. It is cosponsored by the LMU School of Film and Television and the LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality. The 2020-2021 series theme echoes that of the CSJ Center's annual symposium, Faces of Justice. Tonight's program will include a scholar and artist panel discussion on the American trial as it has been imagined in cinematic media. Various film and television series will be discussed.
Day 3 | Wednesday, February 3, 2021
11:00am - 12:30pm (PDT) Trauma-Informed Community Re-Entry for Justice-Involved Persons (Via Zoom) - View Recording
Trauma-informed methodology is an evidence-based approach applying basic principles of physiology, psychology, neuroplasticity and mindfulness to build resilience and promote self-regulation. Art therapy is an impactful given its foundation in trauma-informed care and cultural humility to address racial and multiple/chronic trauma. When applied as a tool for Restorative Justice, trauma-informed mindfulness (including Yoga and meditation practices) has been proven to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression and PTSD as well as support substance abuse and trauma recovery. In this discussion, we will review the science and methodology of Trauma Informed Care and practice mindfulness techniques to regulate the nervous system. We will also explore cultural humility through a guided art therapy directive.
Recommended/optional readings include: Cultural Humility in Art Therapy, A Year in Yoga: Science and Practice of Trauma Informed Mindfulness and Evidence Based Research Overview on Trauma Informed Mindfulness
Heather Tarleton, Associate Dean, Seaver College of Science and Engineering, Loyola Marymount University
Louvenia Jackson, Assistant Professor, Marital & Family Therapy, Loyola Marymount University
Amy Osborne, Program Associate, Yoga Studies, Loyola Marymount University
12:45pm - 2:00pm (PDT) People’s Applied Research Center: PARC at LMU (Via Zoom) - View Recording
Established in 2009 and housed in the Psychology Department of LMU’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, People’s Applied Research Center (PARC) is a grant-funded center that collaborates with a variety of community-based organizations and groups to inform social change and community empowerment through applied, action-oriented research. This presentation will provide an overview of a sample of PARC’s community-based participatory research projects which are primarily focused on a variety of social justice issues in underserved communities of color addressing inequity, disproportionality, and disparity issues.
Jennifer Abe, Vice President of Intercultural Affairs, Loyola Marymount University
Cheryl Grills, Director, Psychology Applied Research Center, Loyola Marymount University
Peter Rej, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Psychology Applied Research Center, Loyola Marymount University
Diane Terry, Senior Research Associate, Psychology Applied Research Center, Loyola Marymount University
Sandra Villanueva, Associate Director, Psychology Applied Research Center, Loyola Marymount University
2:15pm - 3:30pm (PDT) The Intersectionality of Migration, Racism and Climate Crisis (Via Zoom) - View Recording
This session will address how the climate crisis (devastating droughts, flooding, destruction of vegetation, extreme heat, fires, etc.) leads to forced migration impacting human mobility, both directly and indirectly. How does the climate crisis and environmental racism unjustly impact people of color in our neighborhoods, across the nation and worldwide? “We have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.” (49) Pope Francis Laudato Si’. We see racism and migration continue to intersect today when immigrants of color are more likely to be incarcerated, victimized and deported. People have the right to migrate, and countries have the right to regulate their borders. However, countries with greater means must accept greater responsibility. Regulation of borders must be done with justice and mercy, focused on the common good, and with compassion for the suffering as stated by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Laura J. Cortez, Co-Executive Director, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
Maria De Los Dolores Palencia, CSJ, Director, Albergue Decanal Guadalupano
Maria Elena Perales, Director, Justice Center, Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
Doug Ryan, Veteran Staffer, Office of Catholic Relief Services, Latin America
Cecilia Suárez, Head of the Office of Catholic Relief Services, Mexico
4:00pm - 5:30pm (PDT) Documenting the Faces of Social Justice: Communities and Archives (Via Zoom) - View Recording
This panel discussion will explore the role of archives in documenting the faces of social justice in communities. This work can be viewed through two lenses: (1) archives physically preserve the unique identity of their communities and (2) that archival practice can be an intrinsic form of social and political activism. We will speak with archivists Carol Wells from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Sharon Sekhon from the Studio for Southern California History, and Marisa Ramirez from the William H. Hannon Library. They will discuss their work including why they started their archives, and how their collections represent their respective communities. The panel discussion will be moderated by Associate Professor of History, Amy Woodson-Boulton. There will also be a pop-up companion site featuring select digitized items from each of the community archives’ collection.
Marisa Ramirez, Archivist for Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
Sharon Sekhon, Founder and Executive Director, the Studio for Southern California History
Carol Wells, Founder and Executive Director, Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Amy Woodson-Boulton, Associate Professor of Modern British and Irish History, Department of History, Loyola Marymount University (moderator)
6:00pm - 7:30pm (PDT) Voices of Justice: Providence St. Joseph Health (Via Zoom) - View Recording
Students from the Voices of Justice course in the Theatre department will perform dramatized narratives based upon student interviews with the administrators, staff and COVID-19 survivors from Providence St. Joseph Health. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the storytellers from Providence St. Joseph Health and student writers.
Doris Baizley, Adjunct Professor, Theatre Arts, Loyola Marymount University
Judith Royer, CSJ, Distinguished Professor, Theatre Arts, Loyola Marymount University
Day 4 | Thursday, February 4, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am (PDT) The LMU Exit Poll: Shaping the Dialogue of Voting in Los Angeles (Via Zoom) - View Recording
This panel will focus on the student perspective of learning about the voting process in Los Angeles. Incorporating students from multiple classes, the discussion will showcase how the LMU exit poll, the largest per capita exit poll in the country, tells the story of the election that the media doesn't always capture. Students will provide their anecdotes and research from the March 2020 election and how their engaged learning shaped the dialogue of voting in Los Angeles.
Brianne Gilbert, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University
Mariya Vizireanu, Research Associate, Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University
John Andrikos ’21, International Relations, Loyola Marymount University
Luis Lopez ’22, Political Science, Loyola Marymount University
Simona Vishnevsky ‘22, Political Science and Psychology with a minor in Peace & Justice Studies, Loyola Marymount University
12:30pm - 1:30pm (PDT) Elevating Community Voices: Restorative Justice Practices at LMU (Via Zoom) - View Recording
How can we reimagine community on LMU’s campus? Schoene Mahmood and Julia Wade offer an educational session on how a dynamic partnership between Student Conduct and the Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) has led to the implementation of restorative justice practices at LMU. Participants will gain an understanding of the principles of restorative justice, their inherent connection to Ignatian values, as well as how they are applied in educational settings. The presenters will explore how diverse groups of students and staff from Sorority & Fraternity Life members to leaders from intercultural programs have been engaged using restorative practices on topics such as accountability and inclusivity. The session will culminate in participants engaging in a circle followed by a discussion of how to get involved with restorative justice practices at LMU.
Schoene Mahmood, Manager of the Restorative Justice Project, Center For Urban Resilience (CURes), Loyola Marymount University
Julia Wade, Associate Director, Restorative Practices, Student Conduct & Community Responsibility, Loyola Marymount University
4:00pm - 5:30pm (PDT) Truth and Reconciliation: The Sin of Jesuit Slaveholding Virtual Forum (Via Zoom) - View Recording
The Office of Intercultural Affairs, as part of the CSJ Center 2021 Symposium and the LMU Anti-Racism Project, is hosting a virtual forum with the Jesuit Community. Truth and Reconciliation: The Sin of Jesuit Slaveholding will feature panelists: Fr. Tim Kesicki, SJ, President of the Jesuit Conference, Cheryllyn Branche, President of the GU272 Descendants Association and Danielle Harrison, Co-Director of the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project.
Timothy Kesicki, S.J., President of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States
Cheryllyn Branche, President of the GU272 Descendants Association
Danielle Harrison, Co-Director of the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project
4:30pm - 5:30pm (PDT) Hate in America: Bridging the Political Divide (Via Zoom)
Disinformation is furthering the political divide and chipping away at our democracy. Journalists must find a way to combat disinformation for the sake of our country’s ideals. How to do that? We’ll talk with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on how the media must appeal to its audience with passion and purpose while providing moral clarity along with truthful content.
Carol Costello, Lecturer, Journalism, Loyola Marymount University
Wolf Blitzer, Anchor of CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
6:30pm - 8:00pm (PDT) The Role of Student Journalism in Restorative Justice (Via Zoom) - View Recording
Our panelists will discuss the role of student journalism in a world after the 2020 election. Student journalists have a unique opportunity to reconcile the public’s trust and to reimagine how journalism can heal communities in recovery from a politically divisive era. The discussion will be in the form of a conversation between two student editors, Alyssa Story from the Los Angeles Loyolan and Raven Yamamoto from Agency LMU and journalism Clinical Assistant Professor, Kevin Curran. The conversation is moderated by Kristine Brancolini, Dean of the William H. Hannon Library.
Kristine R. Brancolini, Dean, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
Kevin Curran, Clinical Assistant Professor, Journalism, Loyola Marymount University
Alyssa Story, Editor-in-Chief, Los Angeles Loyolan
Raven Yamamoto, Founder and Editor, Agency LMU