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Latine/x Futurism: The Right to Exist

The Art of Resilience Series, sponsored by the Hispanic-Latinx Center at Garrett-Evangelical, will welcome Dr. Patrick B. Reyes on December 2, 2021, at 5 p.m., via Zoom. The third event of this Series, Dr. Reyes will focus on systemic racism and anti-racist responses to this phenomenon from a Latinx perspective. The title of Dr. Reyes' lecture is Latine/x Futurism: The Right to Exist.

We invite you to join us to reflect and explore the challenges of systemic racism in our society and the potential that exists when we join forces to dismantle it by building a more humane and just world for all.

The encounter will take place on December 2nd, at 5 pm CST, on a zoom platform. Those registered will receive a link for access close to the date of the event. We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to seeing you there. 

En Esperanza, 

Dr. Débora Junker
Director of Hispanic-Latinx Center

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About Dr. Patrick B. Reyes

Dr. Patrick B. ReyesDr. Patrick B. Reyes is the author of the bestselling book The Purpose Gap: Empowering Communities of Color to Find Meaning and Thrive, and of the award-winning book Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood. He is the host of the Sound of the Genuine podcast. A Chicano educator, administrator, and institutional strategist, he is the Senior Director of Learning Design at the Forum for Theological Exploration. He is president-elect of the Religious Education Association and serves on several boards in education and the non-profit sector supporting the next generation of BIPOC leaders and educators.

Patrick holds a Doctorate and Master of Arts from Claremont School of Theology, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology, and is proud to be a graduate of the California State education system, California State University at Sacramento (Sac State). You can learn more about Patrick at

December 2, 2021


Hispanic-Latinx Center at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Established in 1988, the Hispanic-Latinx Center seeks to bring Hispanic culture and experience into the life of the seminary and provide continuing education to the church. It strives to serve the needs of Hispanic and Latin American students, pastors, and churches. The office provides services to churches throughout the North Central Jurisdiction by recruiting students for ordained ministry and by training seminarians, pastors, and lay leaders for effective ministry in cross-cultural settings. “Latinx” is a gender-neutral alternative to “Latino/Latina.” As a reflection of our quest for representing our base, the Center has had various names in its history: Hispanic Center, Hispanic Latino Center and Hispanic Latino(a) Latin American Center. Our community continues to grow, change and to learn new ways to come to terms with itself in all its glorious complexity. We believe the name "Hispanic-Latinx Center" connects us explicitly to our heritage while also communicating our desire to be an expansive, welcoming space.