Center for Catholic Faith and Culture Hosting SERIAL Podcast Listening Parties

University faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to weekly lunchtime listening parties for the award-winning investigative podcast SERIAL hosted by the Center for Catholic Faith and Culture (CCFC) and its Racial Equality and Restorative Justice working group.

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SERIAL examines real-life court cases to determine how the criminal justice system works or fails. The upcoming third season takes listeners inside the criminal courthouse in Cleveland to explore a series of ordinary cases that often resulted in extraordinary outcomes due to apathy, negligence, corruption or bias.

The first listening party is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the CCFC conference room, located on the mezzanine level of Liebermann Hall. Participants are asked to bring their lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

“The podcast offers an opportunity to examine root causes and effects of discrimination in the justice system and to reflect on ideas and actions to mitigate these problems,” Dr. Darlene Weaver, director of the CCFC, said.

Space is limited. RSVP for the Sept. 20 event and sign up for reminders to RSVP for future episode listening parties by emailing

To learn more about the Racial Equality and Restorative Justice working group and the Catholicism and the Common Good project visit