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The next Orlando and Rose Costas Lecture will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Jeanette Zaragoza- De Leon, with the lecture title: “Abolition and Interpreting: A Latinx Theological Perspective on the Amistad Trial.”
Dr. Zaragoza-De Leon is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Westfield State University where she teaches translation and Latinx studies. She was a visiting fellow at Yale Divinity School through June of 2019 and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.
Andover Newton Seminary is excited to welcome “Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental (MCAC)” as part of the event! MCAC’s website describes the band as “a cultural, arts and community based organization,” whose “mission is to educate people across Connecticut about Puerto Rico’s rich African-based folklore, music, dance, and other art forms, especially the Bomba, which is the oldest Puerto Rican dance and music style rooted in resistance and dating back to the days of slavery. The goal is to build and foster racial tolerance, relationships, alliances, and cultural awareness among community groups. MCAC’s group leaders are highly respected cultural workers who have engaged in this art form for decades.”
A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture.