This webinar took place on October 12, 2020, and was the first in a five-webinar series presented by the Crossroads Team, Racial Equity and Justice Ministries, and Center for Leadership Excellence. Watch the recording below, or visit our Past Webinars page to catch up on any other webinars you may have missed.
About the Crossroads 2020 Webinar Series:
The Crossroads 2020: Prophetic Living in a Broken World webinar series highlights 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. 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 Robert Chao Romero:
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.