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Symposium: Faith and Power Latin Religious Politics Since 1945

A one-day symposium, 14 April 2002, both in-person (LAAH 255) and online via Zoom, bringing together historians from across the country and world to discuss the significance of Latino religious politics. We’ll discuss how broader currents involving immigration, refugee policies, de-industrialization, the rise of the religious left and right, and the Chicano, Puerto Rican, and immigrant rights movments spurred political engagement among Latino religious actors. Join us for what will be stimulating conversations on the intersections of religion and politics in Latino communities and how they’ve shaped struggles for justice in the twentieth century.


Session 1: 9:00 am – 10:30 am: Part I. Place and Politics
Maggie Elmore, Sam Houston State University
Lilia Fernández, Rutgers University
Delia Fernández-Jones, Michigan State University
Sujey Vega, Arizona State University

Session 2: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Part II. Freedom Movements
Lloyd Barba, Amherst College
Jorge Juan Rodríguez, Hispanic Summer Program
Felipe Hinojosa, Texas A&M University
Lara Medina, Cal State Northridge

Session 3: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Part III. Immigrant Transformations
Sergio González, Marquette University
Eladio Bobadilla, University of Kentucky
Anne Martínez, University of Groningen in the Netherlands
Yuridia Ramírez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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