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Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination

The Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination at Loyola Marymount University is a community of scholars who work in dialogue with the Catholic intellectual tradition by developing, critically examining, communicating, or otherwise engaging the rich resources of Catholic thought and imagination, especially as it is informed by Jesuit and Ignatian vision. The Academy serves as a hub for scholarship, interdisciplinary research, innovative pedagogy, and creative outreach across LMU’s campus in the southwest United States and beyond.

Featured Event

L.A. Uprisings, Race, and Media (1992 & 2020)

February 3, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. (PST)

Join us for a movie screening of L.A. Burning: The Riot 25 Years Later and a pre-recorded panel discussion with Dr. Julia Lee (LMU associate professor of English) and Eric Deggans (NPR TV critic) to address the media representations of race during the civil unrest in Los Angeles in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict. Lee describes her experience as the daughter of Korean immigrants whose store was burned during the uprising. Deggans describes his experience covering the unrest and its impact in Pittsburgh, where he was one of the few Black reporters working at the local newspaper. Lee and Deggans then have a conversation about the protests following George Floyd's murder and the need for media outlets to diversify their ranks and coverage.


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Aerial image of smoke rising from 1992 L.A. riots