6:00PM – Featured Guest Jacqueline M. Hidalgo
One of the first stories readers encounter in Genesis describes two migrants, Adam and Eve, leaving their first home and struggling to create a life in a new land. From Genesis through Revelation, the Jewish and Christian Bibles depict migration and responses to migration, and given the prominent role of the Bible in public life, politicians, thinkers, and migrants themselves have turned to those texts to think about just and appropriate immigration policies. Jacqueline M. Hidalgo will question some of these more contemporary political interpretations of the Bible and discuss the Bible as a text of migration.
Jacqueline M. Hidalgo is an associate professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion and chair of the Religion department at Williams College. She is the author of Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement (2016) and co-editor, with Efraín Agosto, of Latinxs, the Bible, and Migration (2018).
6:00PM – Panel Discussion: Religion and the Arizona Border
Fr. Sean Carroll, S.J., Kino Border Initiative
Eddie Chavez Calderon, Arizona Jews for Justice
Rev. Alison Harrington, Southside Presbyterian Church
Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo, Williams College
Dr. Alex Nava, University of Arizona
Dr. Daisy Vargas (moderator), University of Arizona