Las Hermanas Conference, March 19-21

A good friend of mine is organizing a conference in San Antonio, TX to "honor the history, development, and legacy of Las Hermanas, a grassroots Latina movement formed 40 years ago to challenge and change the church and its role in society." It will be held March 19-21, and it looks like they have a great program of spearkers including:

  • Lara Medina, Ph.D., author of Las Hermanas: Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church (Temple University Press, 2004).
  • Timothy Matovina, Ph.D., author of Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church (Princeton, 2012).
  • Sister Yolanda Tarango, Ph.D., co-author of Hispanic Women: Prophetic Voice in the Church (Fortress, 1992).
  • Theresa L. Torres, Ph.D., author of The Paradox of Latina Religious Leadership in the Catholic Church (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013).

So, If you find yourself in San Antonio later this month, check it out. You can register here: http://uiw.edu/lashermanas/.

Eric Bugyis teaches Religious Studies at the University of Washington Tacoma.

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