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2016 Schedule

April 7, 2016

7:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.

Opening – Welcoming by Garrett-Evangelical President Lallene J. Rector

7:10 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker and Panel Members by Dr. Débora Junker, Director of the Hispanic-Latino Center, Assistant Dean of Students, and Director of International Student Life

7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Keynote Address by Dr. Nita Freire: "Critical Pedagogy as an Act of Faith, Love and Courage"

8:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Panel Response by Dr. Daniel Schipani, Dr. Jack Seymour, and Dr. Reginald Blount

8:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Questions and Answers

April 8, 2016

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Débora Junker: "Freire and Faith in Dialogue"

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Questions and Answers

10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Group Discussions


Group 1: "Freire's contribution to understanding and fostering healthy spirituality" with Dr. Daniel Schipani


Group 2: “The Easter Church: Understanding the Jesus’ Movement in Light of Freire” with Dr. Jack Seymour


Group 3: "A Dialogue between Freire's work and the Black Lives Matter Movement" with Dr. Reginald Blount

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sharing Highlights from the Groups

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Book Signing and Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Installation of the Cátedra Paulo Freire

1:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Keynote Sending Forth with Dr. Nita Freire: "The Legacy of Freire: Dreams and Challenges"

Who is Paulo Freire?

Paulo Freire

Paulo Reglus Neves Freire was born in Recife- Brazil, on September 19, 1921. He died on May 2, 1997 in São Paulo leaving an academic legacy as a public and social intellectual who cared deeply “for the oppressed” and “the wretched of the earth.”

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What is a Cathedra (Cátedra)?

The Latin word cathedra (which originates from the Greek word for “seat”) refers to a particular discipline that an outstanding professor teaches within an educational institution.

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Hispanic-Latinx Center

Mailing Address
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3871
Toll-Free: (800) SEMINARY
Fax: (847) 866-3884