TUESDAY, FEB. 22 4:30 p.m. | Marianists and Communities of Color in the United States
From Loretta Sanchez
CULTIVATING COMMUNITY THROUGH DIALOGUE AND ACTION: SYNODALITY AS JOURNEYING TOGETHER
TUESDAY, FEB. 22
Communities in Action
4:30 p.m. | Marianists and Communities of Color in the United States
A panel discussion: What Have We Learned and What Is the Legacy?
Panelists will discuss and explore the Marianist role regarding social justice issues among African American and Mexican American communities.
Panel 1: African American Marianists
The Rev. Tony Pogorelc, P.P.S., Ph.D. Coordinator of Pastoral Formation at Assumption Seminary “Exploring the Roles of Marianists in East St. Louis Communities of Color”
Sue Nash, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology, St. Mary’s University “Recognizing Notable Voices for Racial Justice among African American Marianists”
Janet Armitage, Ph.D. Chair of the Department of Sociology, Associate Professor of Sociology, St. Mary’s University “African American Marianists: An Introduction to Their Mid-20th Century Call for Racial Justice”
Panel 2: Marianists and Mexican Americans
Edgar Velázquez Reynald “Mexican American Student Activism, 1960—1969”
Christopher Holman “Zenith of Chicano Movement at St. Mary’s, 1970—1975”
Gerald E. Poyo, Ph.D. O’Connor Chair for the History of Hispanic Texas and the Southwest Professor of History, St. Mary’s University “Mexican American Studies: Prophet Voices and the Path Not Taken, 1966—1972”
The 2022 Conference on Justice and Social Concerns is inspired by Fratelli Tutti: Encyclical Letter on Fraternity and Social Friendship by Pope Francis and the concept of synodality, a term the Catholic Church used to describe the process of togetherness and collaboration.
The three-day conference will reflect on the last two chapters, Paths of Renewed Encounter and Religions in Service of Fraternity in Our World.
The conference will examine the chapters as they speak to community, action and dialogue.
All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise stated, all sessions will be held in the University Center, Conference Room A. To find daily links and detailed conference information, including discussion topics and questions and speaker biographies, visit www.stmarytx.edu/conference.