Latino/Latina Religions 2012, Dallas

The students in the Cultural Formations/Religious Studies course Latino/Latina Religions are conducting research on the history of the Walt Humann and T. Boone Pickens Community Center at Jubilee Park and its surrounding neighborhood. The center, near the Fair Park area of Dallas, was founded by Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in 1997 and serves a diverse population. Through their research, students hope to learn more about the ways religious organizations impact local communities, and about the changing landscapes that have formed Dallas over the years. At the culmination of the project in December, students will present their findings in a presentation at the Jubilee Park Center, www.jubileecenter.org

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Making an impact

An update from Bruno, a senior international studies major with a minor in Spanish:

Being part of this fun learning opportunity at Jubilee Park & Community Center, I have been very interested in getting to know more about the Community Center. A couple weeks ago, I had a chance to visit the place, and it was incredible to see how Jubilee Park is changing people’s lives. It is a long-term process that will make a huge impact in the neighborhood.

With the classwork and project that our Latino Religion class is working on, we have a hope that it will expose the revolution Jubilee Park has created.

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