The Center for the Study of Latin@ Theology and Ministry at McCormick Theological Seminary is planning a dynamic series of events throughout Hispanic Heritage Month entitled, “Doing Theology Latinamente in Chicago: Dialogues with Popular Culture.”
The series begins on Monday, September 21, with an exhibition of performance art and paintings at McCormick by Sergio Gomez and discussion with theologian Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu. Gomez is a Chicago-based artist whose work explores human and spiritual identity. Professionally trained in several media, he is a college professor, graphic/web designer, illustrator, Co-owner/Director of 33 Collective Gallery, and Director of Visual Art Today.
Professor González-Andrieu is Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Her current areas of research include a methodology for relating the arts with religion, theology and spirituality, the theological insights of poet-playwright Federico García Lorca, and the expression of diverse Christologies in the arts. She is an award-winning author who has published work in Presente! U.S. Latino Catholics from Colonial Origins to the Present, Camino a Emaús, The Treasure of Guadalupe, and The Sky is Crying: Race, Class and Natural Disaster.
The series continues for three consecutive Mondays – September 28 and October 5 – wedding theology with literature, drama, and music:
- The World in Half: Theology and Liturature with Christina Henriguez and Luis Rivera-Pagan - Monday, Sept 28 at 7:00 pm in the Augustana Chapel, Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago
- We Exist as Story: Drama and the Human Spirit with Yolanda Nieves and Gilberto Cavazos-Gonzalez - Monday, Oct 5 at 7:00 pm in the Second Floor Auditorium of Catholic Theological Union
Download fliers for the Hispanic Heritage Month events below. For any additional information, please contact Priscilla Rodriquez (773.947.6310 or firstname.lastname@example.org)