Crossroads Team, Multicultural Ministries, and the Center for Leadership Excellence invite you to the first webinar in a five-webinar series for Crossroads 2020: Prophetic Living in a Broken World.
Crossroads 2020: Week 1
Featuring Dr. Roberto Chao Romero
on the history of racism experienced by
Hispanics and Latinos
Monday, October 12, 11am EST
(webinar should last no longer than one hour)
About the Series:
Crossroads is an opportunity to coalesce the two worlds—as it is and as God intends—through better understanding and awareness. Our Crossroads 2020 series will highlight four different ethnic groups, the history of racism and exclusionary policy each group has experienced in the United States, and how racism is currently manifested and experienced by the groups. In this first webinar of the series, Dr. Robert Chao Romero will focus on the history and experience of being Hispanic/Latino. We hope that opening up our minds to how others experience the world will move us closer to who God needs us to be, as prophetic voices in this broken world.
About Dr. Robert Chao Romero, Associate Professor, UCLA:
With a Mexican father from Chihuahua and a Chinese immigrant mother from Hubei in central China, Romero’s dual cultural heritage serves as the basis for his academic studies.
His research examines Asian immigration to Latin America, as well as the large population of “Asian-Latinos” in the United States. His first book, The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940 (2010), tells the forgotten history of the Chinese community in Mexico. The Chinese in Mexico received the Latina/o Studies Section Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association.
Drawing upon his background as an attorney, Romero’s second area of research examines the legal history of Chicano/Latino segregation as well as immigration law and policy. His most recent research explores the role of spirituality in Chicana/o social activism.
Romero received his J. D. from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Latin American history from UCLA.