This interdisciplinary symposium on March 19-21 will 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. The conference, hosted at the University of the Incarnate Word, promises a rich program, including outstanding keynote speakers, academic papers, sharing of stories, celebration in the spirit of Las Hermanas, and an opportunity to visit the new Heritage Center of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Deeply committed to its Catholic mission, the University of the Incarnate Word proudly proclaims the contributions of women religious, Las Hermanas, and Hispanics across the country to the Catholic intellectual tradition and U.S. Catholic history.
Presenters will include:
Lara Medina, Ph.D., author of Las Hermanas: Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church
Timothy Matovina, Ph.D., author of Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church
Sister Yolanda Tarango, co-author of Hispanic Women: Prophetic Voice in the Church
Theresa L. Torres, Ph.D., author of The Paradox of Latina Religious Leadership in the Catholic Church
For the complete conference program and more information please visit http://www.uiw.edu/lashermanas/