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“Bad Catholics, Good Trouble” and What a Comic Can Teach us about Racial Justice

2023-12-06 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Wednesday, December 6, 2-3:15 p.m. ET
via Zoom

Matthew J. Cressler, Ph.D., will reflect on his webcomic series Bad Catholics, Good Trouble and how you can use it as a Catholic racial justice resource. The first BC/GT story, “An Exception to the Rule,” is at true story about the Franciscan sister who was hit in the head by a brick in a civil rights march in 1966. Jennifer Daubenmier, Ph.D. and Judith Daubenmier, Ph.D. – coauthors with Cressler on this story – will join the conversation to talk about this true story about their beloved relative, Sr. Angelica Schultz, OSF. 

Check out the Bad Catholics, Good Trouble project here.

Presenter Bios:
Matthew J. Cressler, Ph.D. is the author of Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migrations and has written for America, The Atlantic, National Catholic Reporter, Religion News Service, The Revealer, Slate, U.S. Catholic, and Zocalo Public Square.  Together with Adelle M. Banks, he co-reported the Religion News Service series “Beyond the Most Segregated Hour,” which won a 2022 Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council.

Judith Daubenmier, Ph.D. of Brighton, MI, received her doctorate in history from the University of Michigan in 2003 after a 25-year career in journalism. She taught Native American Studies in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from 2004 to 2015. She is the author of The Meskwaki and Sol Tax: Reconsidering the Actors in Action Anthropology and has written for The Annals of Iowa. She is the niece of Sister Angelica Schultz, OSF.

Jennifer Daubenmier, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Holistic Health Studies at San Francisco State University. She conducts research on meditation and how it impacts psychological well-being and outcomes related to stress and cardiovascular health. She has published 50 research articles and her work has been featured in TIME Magazine, Consumer Reports, and U.S. News and World Report. More recently, her work is exploring how contemplative practices across religious traditions may promote social justice. She is the great-niece of Sister Angelica Schultz, OSF.