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New York Encounter 2021: February 14

February 14

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is proud to co-sponsor the 2021 New York Encounter, an annual three-day cultural event coming to you live this year from the heart of New York City, offering opportunities for education, dialogue, and friendship. This year’s theme is “When Reality Hits” and events will focus on topics that are breaking through the moral boundaries of our hearts and minds today. 

All New York Encounter 2021 events are live-streamed free at https://www.newyorkencounter.org. We have also provided links to upcoming events below. Simultaneous Spanish-language translation will be provided for all 2021 events here.

When reality hits

A reflection on the Encounter theme by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

Why on Earth?

An online discussion on the “epidemic” of suicide and mental health issues in time of Covid with Aaron Kheriaty, professor of psychiatry, Irvine School of Medicine, University of California, Jeremy McLellan, comedian, and Mary Townsend, assistant professor of philosophy, St. John’s University, moderated by Margarita Mooney, associate professor of Congregational Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary

A desperate cry for justice

Seeking a truly human path to racial justice with Anika Prather, professor at Howard University, Eugene Rivers, Pentecostal minister, and Jacqueline Rivers, director of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies, moderated by Jonathan Liedl, journalist

Lessons learned

Online witnesses on education in time of Covid with Damian Bacich, professor of Ibero-American Literatures, San José’ State University, Peter Fields, Ph.D. candidate in physics, University of Chicago, Rev. Edwin Leahy,S.B., high school headmaster, and Michelle Ratti, teacher, moderated by Patrick Tomassi high school teacher.

“Hope always surprises me” (Charles Peguy)

Stories of new beginnings with Carolina Brito, K-8 school principal, Dustin Feddon, founder of Joseph House, Matthew Laracy, founder of the Magnificat Home, Juan Tapia-Mendoza, founder of Pediatrics 2000 and member of SOMOS Community Care, and Gabriel Tunage-Cooper member of Joseph House, followed by concluding remarks by Mikael Azurmendi, sociologist.

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