Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia

Date and Time: March 28, 2017 - 5:00am to 6:30am
Location: Memorial Union, Gold room 207, Tempe campus
Campus: Tempe campus
Price: Free

Urban Trinity, Film Screening with Kate Oxx

"Urban Trinity", a 2015 film from the Philadelphia-based, Emmy award-winning History Making Productions, is the first documentary film to capture the history of the Catholic community in one city. Though it focusses on Philadelphia, "Urban Trinity" captures the narrative arc of the American Catholic story and places the contemporary challenges and opportunities confronting American Catholics in historical context.The title, "Urban Trinity," reflects the unique relationship between the people, the church and the city that is at the heart of the film. It is a dramatic and inspiring story that reflects the experiences of countless Americans from diverse backgrounds.About the Speaker:Katie Oxx is the associate professor of religious studies at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She specializes in American religious history and Philidelphia religious history. Oxx served as producer and senior historian for "Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia," a multi-year film documentary project. Her publications include “Inbetween the Living and the Dead: Using GIS to Map Ghosts in the Historical Philadelphia Landscape,” "Nativism in American History: Religious Conflict in the 19th Century," “Envisioning Deep Maps: Exploring the Spatial Navigation Metaphor” and “‘Sprung Forth as if by Magic:’ Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church as Model for a Spatial Analysis of Mid Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia.” At Saint Joseph's, she teaches religion and race in Philadelphia” and a variety of courses in the history of Christianity and Catholicism.

Department: School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Contact: Aderyn Bright