Please join us on Feb. 21st at 6:30 pm at Urban Underground as we welcome the new co-director of Pastors for Peace/IFCO, Rev. Luis Barrios, Ph.D., a professor of Psychology, Criminology, Latin American & Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice-City University of New York, and a visiting professor at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Fr. Barrios is an Associate Priest at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in West Harlem, Manhattan and is a former prisoner of conscience from the School of the America Watch (SOAW) movement.
A native of Puerto Rico, Luis Barros is the author or editor of numerous books in Spanish and English on liberation theology, the impact of US deportations, Gangs in the US, and exploitation at the Haitian/Dominican border, including 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.
Dr. Barrios will host a candid conversation with youth and discuss issues around violence. This event is free and open to the public with a focus on high school age young people.