Join us on Saturday, February 19 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, for the Inaugural Mama Leo Latinx Lecture. This online celebration of the life and ministry of Mama Leo will feature a full day of worship, workshops and a keynote lecture by Dr. Daisy Machado, Professor of Church History. Other speakers will include Dr. Sam Cruz, President Serene Jones, Kat Armas, Rev. R.l. Ortiz Jr (Sito), Dr. Elzabeth Rios, Bishop Raymond Rivera, Dr. Robert Chao Romero, Rev. Jonathan Roque, and Rev. Sonia Warren.
Check out the full list of speakers and the schedule of the day on the registration page here.
Union Theological Seminary, in partnership with Dr. Samuel Cruz, Associate Professor of Religion and Society, is establishing The Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series to honor the Puerto Rican spiritual leader, the Reverend Leoncia Rosado Rousseau, known to many as Mama Leo. This lecture series will celebrate her legacy as a Latinx pioneer in the New York City faith community for those like her, who seek to dedicate their lives to transforming and liberating the oppressed on the margins of society. Through this Latina, a movement in the urban center flourished to plant holistic churches that served the poor and addicted. Many still exist today.
This lecture series will be held annually to recognize the unconventional and pragmatic leader’s dedication and years of service. Learn more about the Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series here.