Franz 120, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd
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Franz Hall sits on the North side of the academic quad, adjacent to the Clark Library
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"The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate US Religious Life" with Shannen Dee Williams
Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 7:15-8:30pm
Shannen Dee Williams of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville charts the fiercely contested entries of US-born black women into historically white Catholic sisterhoods from the 19th century to the present. On Thursday, November 16, Williams will discuss the shocking racism, segregation, and marginalization of black nuns in predominantly white convents. Williams never meant to delve deep into the history of black nuns in the United States, but when she did, she discovered the racist actions of many of the white nuns living in convents alongside their black counterparts. This topic explores a new facet of racist history within the US that many may be unaware of.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 7:15-8:30pm
Andrew Chestnut, Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, shines a light on the Mexican folk saint of death and her skyrocketing popularity.
Garaventa Center Lecture with Eileen Markey: A Dangerous Woman: Faith, Politics, and the Assassination of Sr. Maura Clarke
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 7:15-8:30pm
Investigative Journalist Eileen Markey chronicles the spiritual and political journey that led Maryknoll Sister Maura Clarke to a Cold War martyrdom in El Salvador in 1980.
Garaventa Center Lecture with Blair Woodard: An Iconography of Enemies: Catholics, Communists, and US-Cuban Relations
Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 7:15-8:30pm
Blair Woodard of the University of Portland Department of History examines the fifty-year war of images between the US and Cuba and the role of the Catholic Church within this visual diplomacy.
University of Notre Dame professor Mark Roche presents "What's So Funny About A Joke?" at the University of Portland on March 23
Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 7:15-8:15pm
Mark Roche, professor of German and Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will present "What's So Funny About A Joke?" as the annual Hesburgh Lecture at the University of Portland. Roche interlaces humor with an analysis of the greatness and limitations of Sigmund Freud's theory of jokes. This free lecture is a collaboration by the Garaventa Center, the Notre Dame Club of Portland, and the Beckman Humor Project. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the University of Portland's Garaventa Center at (503)-943-7702 or email@example.com.