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23 Film Series - Latinx History & Culture

Location: Multiple Locations

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Fourth Quarter focus: Latinx History & Culture

Thursday, November 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Multiple locations across the conference (see the list below) and via zoom

To help offset the cost of providing a meal, there is a $5 fee payable at the door. Please bring cash.

Watch the Presentation and Discussion

Meal, presentation by Dr. Rudolph Reyes II and table discussions around Latinx History, Representation, and Culture.

Learn more about the 2023 Film Series

Before attending the event, it is recommended to watch the documentary The Bronze Screen directed and produced by Susan Racho, and Alberto Dominguez. The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood is a 2002 documentary on the 20th Century representation of Latinx in American motion pictures.

Watch The Bronze Screen

Locations: All sites will be serving  Latin American food.

  • Des Plaines: First UMC, 668 Graceland Avenue, Des Plaines, IL
  • Elmhurst: First UMC, 232 S York St, Elmhurst, IL
  • Northbrook: Northbrook UMC, 1190 Western Avenue, Northbrook, IL
  • Rockford: Christ UMC, 4509 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL
  • Schaumburg: Our Redeemer's UMC, 1600 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL

Zoom Option

For those unavailable to attend the event in-person, you’re still welcome to participate in the comfort of your home. The presentation and discussion will start at approximately 6:45 pm and will be live on Zoom. A breakout room for further discussion will be available for those participating online after the presenation. 


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Rudolph Reyes II

Presentor: Dr. Rudolph Reyes II

Dr. Rudolph Reyes II is Instructor of Christian Ethics and Latinx Studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston. Reyes specializes in social ethics, Latinx studies, and disability studies. He has served on the American Academy of Religion’s Religion and Disability Studies Unit steering committee and organizing team for the Intersectional Neurodiversity Reading Group London (UK). His most recent publication is “Beyond the Prophetic Temptation of Ecological Disgust” in Gonna Trouble the Waters: Ecojustice, Water, and Environmental Racism.

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