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“To Set the Captives Free…”

The yearly ACHTUS Colloquium is run in large part by the generous donations from institutions and individuals. We hope that you can contribute to this year’s excellent program for the Black Catholic Theological Symposium/ACHTUS Joint-Colloquium. Your financial gift is needed to support travel and lodging for speakers, doctoral student support, meals, worship resources, and other Colloquium expenses. In addition, I hope you join me in prayers for a successful and fruitful gathering. Below please see the full schedule for this year’s Colloquium. Thank you in advance for your generosity.





To set the captives free…
(Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18)

2017 ACHTUS/BCTS JOINT-COLLOQUIUM
June 4-7, 2017
Hotel Andaluz
Albuquerque, NM

Captives, prisoners, and those who are arrested or detained in any way, hold a special place in the Christian tradition. Their suffering echoes Jesus’ own arrest, detention, and execution, as well as being a significant and challenging presence throughout scripture. The theme for this year’s ACHTUS/BCTS Joint-Colloquium (June 4-7, 2017), To set the captives free…, plays on the central message in Isaiah 61:1 and Luke 4:18 where salvation and liberation are described as good news to the poor, the decree of the year of God’s favor, recovery of sight to the blind, freedom to the oppressed, and the proclamation of release to the captives.

 

Schedule:

Sunday, June 4, 2017

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – ACHTUS Board meeting, Catalina Room

5:30 p.m. – Opening mass and reception

Norbertine Community Retreat Center

**Bus transportation will depart at 4:45 p.m.

 

Evening free

9 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Cantina

Monday, June 5, 2017

8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Continental breakfast, Barcelona Room

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Morning prayer, Casablanca Room

9: 15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Welcome: Archbishop John Wester,

Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Barcelona Room

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Keynote 1: Bishop Oscar Cantú, Las Cruces, former chair – USCCB Committee of International Justice and Peace, Barcelona Room

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – noon – Keynote 2: Prof. Rogelio Saenz, University of San Antonio, Dean of School of Public Policy – The Big Business of Mass Detention and Incarceration of People of Color: Pathways to Exclusion, Barcelona Room

 

Lunch on your own

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Keynote 3: Prof. Vincent Lloyd, Villanova University – Religious Responses to Mass Incarceration, Barcelona Room

3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Break

3:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Roundtable discussions: “tables” can remain in Barcelona or go to Majorca, Catalina, Valencia, Lila or Rachel Casbah, or Library rooms.

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – ACHTUS Business meeting, Barcelona Room

 

Dinner on your own

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Welcoming reception for BCTS and ACHTUS

Sponsored by University of Notre Dame Theology Department, Casablanca Room

9 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Viewing of Documentary 13th

 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Continental breakfast, Barcelona Room

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Morning prayer, Casablanca Room

9: 10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. – Welcome, housekeeping, Barcelona Room

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  – Keynote 4: Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas – Goucher College, Barcelona Room

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Break

11 a.m. – Noon – Keynote 5: Prof. Elías Ortega, Drew University – Let’s Break Free Together: Prison Abolition in Black and Brown, Barcelona Room

 

Lunch on your own

1:45 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Concurrent panels (choose one to attend):

Panel 1: Wendy Arce (Birth of a Nation, Birth of a Culture: Black Bodies in Mainstream Media and in Mainstream Culture), and Alex Nava (Images of God, the Ghetto and the Prison in Hip Hop Music)

Panel 2: Francisco Castillo (Toward a Liberative Catechesis and Religious Education), and Dempsey Rosales Acosta (Black and Brown Pauls: A Pauline case of racial profiling – a hermeneutical reading of Acts 21:27-40a and 22:23-29 and the reality of the African American and Hispanic communities in United States)

Panel 3: (Español) ¿Cómo “anunciar la liberación a una sociedad cautiva…” del Estado carcelario, corrupto, opresor, y fallido? Panel presentado por el Seminario de Ética y Mundo Actual del a Universidad Iberoamericana – Ciudad México

 

Hilda Ortiz Mena

Miguel Ángel Sánchez Carlos

Luz Elena Arozqueta Villeda

Hugo Garibay Rodríguez

 

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Presentation by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Pastoral Outreach program to prisons, and graduates of the Thresholds re-entry program, Barcelona Room

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – ACHTUS business meeting, Barcelona Room

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  – Reception, Mezzanine

Sponsored by the Louisville Institute

7 p.m. – Banquete, Barcelona Room

(ACHTUS Award, Elizondo Award, President’s remarks)

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

 

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – ACHTUS Board breakfast

8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Continental breakfast, Barcelona Room

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Morning prayer, Casablanca Room

9: 10 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. – Housekeeping, Barcelona Room

9:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Roundtable discussions: “tables” can remain in Barcelona or go to Majorca, Catalina, Valencia, Lila or Rachel Casbah, or Library rooms.

11 a.m. – Noon – Enlace, Barcelona Room

 

Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, Boston College

Cesar Baldelomar, St. Thomas University School of Law;

Harvard Divinity School

 

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Closing worship, Casablanca Room