The Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz Justice Institute: Amirah Orozco on “The Memory Legacy of Las Hermanas”

by | Jun 4, 2024

Recorded Thursday, May 30

In this talk, Doctoral candidate Amirah Orozco will shed light on the history of the organization of Latina Catholic women known as Las Hermanas and their importance for contemporary thinkers. Founded in 1971, the organization was named by scholar Lara Medina as “the first national religious-political organization of Chicana and Latina Roman Catholics in the United States.” Las Hermanas’s status as a religious-political organization made them unique in both formal church settings and in the social movements they were a part of. Orozco will highlight select episodes in the history of the organization to then be able to relate their theological vision to the work of contemporary Latina feminist theologians. Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz plays a key role in this narrative as a major bridge builder between the life of the church, social movements, and academic theology.

This talk is part of Charter Oak’s Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz Justice Institute. To learn more about the Institute. This initiative is funded by Connecticut Humanities. It is presented in collaboration with Drew Theological School, Union Theological Seminary, and the Dodd Center for Human Rights at UCONN.

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