In the wake of Boston’s Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal in 2002, survivors of sexual abuse have been empowered to come forward with their stories of suffering. From the ashes of their collective trauma, abuse survivors have also built a robust agenda of political and religious reforms.
Brian Clites (Case Western Reserve University) will offer an ethnographic exploration of Catholic abuse survivors’ protests, examining not only the reforms that victims seek but also the conflicting emotions that they feel toward their church.
Free and open to the public.
Originally published at cushwa.nd.edu.