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Spring Colloquium Series - Myisha Cherry
WhenFriday, Mar. 31, 2017, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus roomHUB 340
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsThe Benjamin Rabinowitz Endowment in Medical Ethics; the Department of Philosophy; the School of Public Health; the Department of Sociology; and the Program on Values in Society.

Location: HUB, Room 340

Solidarity Care: How to Take Care of Each Other in Times of Struggle

Myisha Cherry
PhC, University of Illinois at Chicago
Visiting Fellow, Harvard University

Myisha Cherry is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interest lies at the intersection of moral psychology and social and political philosophy. Her dissertation looks at the rhetoric of forgiveness aimed at black victims of anti-black racism and attempts to provide an account of forgiveness that makes anger and forgiveness compatible. Cherry is a former faculty associate at John Jay College Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics. She is also a former lecturer at the City University of New York, St. Johns University, and Long Island University, where she taught courses in moral philosophy and ethics and law. She has written publicly about political emotions and justice for the Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Huffington Post and is currently co-editing The Moral Psychology of Anger, under contract with Rowman and Littlefield. She holds a BA in philosophy from Morgan State University and a Masters of Divinity from Howard University. In 2016-17, Cherry is a Visiting Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellow in Ethics and a Santayana Fellow in the Harvard Department of Philosophy.

This colloquium is being held in conjunction with the Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics: Race, Health and Justice.

Organizers: Carina Fourie (Program on Values in Society, Philosophy), Anjum Hajat (Epidemiology, School of Public Health) and Hedwig Lee (Sociology), in conjunction with THINK (The Health and Inequality Network), and with research assistance from Alex Lenferna (Program on Values in Society, Philosophy).…
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