Attend an Alumni Week lecture by Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez, associate professor of Lutheran systematic theology and global Lutheranism, October 12 at 7 p.m.
Abya Yala in Turtle Island: Decolonizing Latinequis Semantics is a critical theological, historical revisiting of the ways the USA (originally named Turtle Island) has re-baptized Abya Yalans (the people from 21 current Caribbean and Latin American countries of origin) as Latinx. A re-semanticization of this family of families is more relevant than ever.
Pérez-Álvarez holds both a master of theology and a doctor of theology from LSTC. He uses theological method and a variety of epistemologies while theologizing and re-contextualizing. His research areas include Queerness and the Bible, the eucharist and world hunger, baptism as the great socio-economic equalizer, neoliberalism and immigration, de-colonial homiletics, humor and resistance.
Please register below. Registrants may participate in person at the Augustana Chapel or online via Zoom. All registered individuals will receive a Zoom link to participate in advance of the event via e-mail, too.