Join us for a conversation about the racial and religious intersections among Asian Americans, against whom there has been an upsurge in hate crimes, with Rabbi Mira Rivera and Professors Phil Thai, Matt Lee and Lily Song.

Rabbi Mira Rivera is the first Filipina American to receive rabbinical ordination and a master’s degree in Jewish studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is an Associate Rabbi and Director of Pastoral Care at Romemu in New York, and as a Rabbinic Mentor at Ammud: The Jews of Color Torah Academy. She is a certified chaplain by the board of directors of the Neshama Association of Jewish Chaplains. She received a BFA in Film and Television from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Rabbi Rivera danced for the Martha Graham Dance Company and Ensemble under the artistic direction of Yuriko Kikuchi and taught dance to New York public school children with the National Dance Institute.

Professor Phil Thaï is Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies and Director of Asian Studies at Northeastern University.

Professor Matt Lee is Professor of Human Services at Northeastern University.

Professor Lily Song is an assistant professor of race, social justice and the built environment at Northeastern University.

This lecture is the second in the Morton E. Ruderman 2021-2022 Memorial Lecture Series, in conjunction with Northeastern University’s Fall 2021 Open Class, “Repairing a Divided America”.

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