The Catholic University of America

Annalisa Dias-Mandoly is a Program Coordinator in the Office of Campus Activities at CUA where she is responsible for coordinating intercultural programs on campus. She frequently teaches workshops on culture, race, and oppression for student leaders. Annalisa also works in professional theatre as a playwright, director, and performer; her work has been staged in Washington DC, New York, Glasgow, and London. She is co-founder of the Washington DC Coalition for Theatre & Social Justice, and has led theatre for social justice workshops at the Washington Peace Center, Theater Alliance, and Forum Theatre. She has also taught theatre for social justice in both South Africa and Malawi and directed a documentary film about the work called The Salima Project (Official Selection, Awareness Film Festival 2014).

Presentation Topic: ?A People of Many Faces: Pope Francis and the Joy of Evangelization?