July 4, 2019

Perkins’ Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions, in collaboration with Meadows School of the Arts, will present “The Art of Resilience: Latinx Public Witness in Troubled Times,” an experiential event on September 21–22. The event is free and open to the public.

The work of theologians, scholars, artists and community members will come together to address the current social climate and public policies affecting the Latinx community

Participants may attend the entire two-day event, or segments of it, depending on their schedules and interests. The first day will focus on how current events on the U.S. – Mexico border impact women and will be led by Daisy Machado, professor of church history at Union Theological Seminary. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University, will lead the  second day, which will focus on racism and the rising nativism in the U.S. as it’s shaping faith, culture, politics and economics.

As part of the program, the Meadows School of the Arts will host an art exhibit and a performance by New York Latina playwright Jessica Carmona of her original work Elvira: The Immigration Play.

Registration is required.

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