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2021-2022 Ruderman Lecture Series continues

The second lecture in our Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture series will take place on October 20 from 6-8 pm, in a hybrid format. Rabbi Mira Rivera will join Professors Phil Thai, Matt Lee and Lily Song in a conversation about racial and religious intersections among Asian Americans, against whom there has been a surge in hate crimes, Asian Americans in a Multi-Racial and Multi-Religious Democracy.

Rabbi Mira Rivera is the first Filipina-American to receive rabbinical ordination and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from The Jewish Theological Seminary. She serves as Associate Rabbi and Director of Pastoral Care at Romemu in New York City, and as Rabbinic Mentor at Ammud: The Jews of Color Torah Academy. She is a Board Certified Chaplain with Neshama Association of Jewish Chaplains. She received a BFA in Film and Television from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Mira danced for the Martha Graham Dance Company and Ensemble under Artistic Director Yuriko Kikuchi and taught dance to NYC public school children with National Dance Institute.

Professor Phil Thai is Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies, and Director of Asian Studies, Northeastern University

Professor Matt Lee is Teaching Professor of Human Services, Northeastern University

Professor Lily Song is Assistant Professor of Race, Social Justice, and the Built Environment, Northeastern University

This event will take place in person and will be livestreamed. Northeastern students, faculty and staff are invited to attend in person, space permitting. Register here. The livestream link will be at:

This lecture is run in collaboration with the Fall 2021 Open Classroom at Northeastern University, Repairing a Divided America.

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