An evening with Rev. Luis Barrios, the new leader of Pastors for Peace, exponent of liberation theology, and activist scholar.
Dr. Barrios’ will address immigration & deportation policies, the School of the Americas, colonialism (Puerto Rico), occupation (Haiti) and attempted domination and domination and demonization as it affects countries such as Venezuela & Cuba. Questions and responses will be welcome.
A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Luis Barrios is a professor in NYC and Santo Domingo, and the author or editor of numerous books in Spanish and English on liberation theology, gangs in the U.S., the impact of U.S. deportations, and exploitation at the Haitian/Dominican border. These include “The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang,” and “Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile.” He is an Episcopal priest in West Harlem and former prisoner of conscience for challenging the U.S. Army’s “School of the Americas.”
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
UW-Milwaukee Student Union, Fireside Lounge, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Free and open to the public.
Wisconsin Coalition To Normalize Relations With Cuba, 414-273-1040 / http://wicuba.wordpress.com/
Peace Action-WI and the Latin American Solidarity Committee (LASC)