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The CSJ Center for Reconciliation & Justice invites you to this Justice and Spirituality on Screen discussion and screening of Personhooda 2019 documentary film directed by Jo Ardinger.

Program and Panel
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 Center for Religion and Spirituality and William H. Hannon Library. The 2022-2023 series theme echoes that of the CSJ Center's annual symposium, Faces of Justice: Deepening Encounters, Confronting the Struggles.

  • Miranda Banks, Ph.D., associate professor and acting chair of Film, Television, and Media Studies at LMU School of Film and Television
  • Roberto Dell'Oro, Ph.D., Austin & Ann O'Malley Chair in Bioethics at LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy for Life
  • Christopher Kaczor, Ph.D., professor and chair of Philosophy at LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and a corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life
  • Felicia Tomasko, president of Bliss Nework and editor-in-chief of LAYoga Magazine, and lecturer in Yoga Studies at the LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality
  • Michael McNaught (moderator), assistant director of the LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality

To Attend (February 1)
This event is free and open to the public. Public guests are required to register in advance (click Register button). Preregistered guests will then check-in at the LMU Playa Vista Campus gallery. LMU students, faculty and staff will need a One Card to access the gallery. The film discussion and screening will begin at 7 p.m. 

For more information, contact Stefani Mejia at the CSJ Center at stefani.mejia@lmu.edu.

Getting to the campus. The Playa Vista Campus is located on the second floor and is accessible via Elevator Lobby 1 on the east side of the building, above Sweat Yoga. The pedestrian entrance is near the corner of S. Lake Center Drive and W. Waterfront Drive. Click here for campus directions and map

Parking. Paid parking is available at both campuses, subject to posted rates (we do not validate parking). Free street parking may be available around the Playa Vista Campus, but can be limited at peak times. A free shuttle service from the Westchester (Main) Campus is open to the public and is a convenient option for people commuting between campuses. Shuttle schedule is posted online.

Watch the Panel Online (February 3)
The panel discussion will stream on the Center's YouTube and Facebook pages on Friday afternoon, February 3, at 5 p.m. (Pacific). Participants are invited to post questions in the comments sections.

Personhood is available on streaming services with subscription.

Q&A (February 8)
To accommodate both in-person and online participants, the panel Q&A will stream on the Center's YouTube and Facebook page on Wednesday, February 8, at 5 p.m. (Pacific). Panelists will answer questions submitted at the screening and online.

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